Marine Geosciences


The Geomarine Sciences group realizes multidisciplinary studies on continental margins and marine basins, analyzing processes that interplay in the dynamics of the Earth System and in its relationship with Global Change. It integrates research on Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry and Biogeochemistry in marine environments and includes offshore-onshore correlations. Research topics on basic science aim the study of relationships between the deep processes which affect the lithosphere and the external processes which make conditional the morphology, environment and climate on the Earth surface. Concerning the applied science, this group studies a variety of topics on geological hazards (active tectonics and associated seismicity, sedimentary instability and submarine slides), coast line and sea level variability (management of coastal areas), climate change (in the past and nowadays, at both regional and global scales) and natural resources (hydrocarbon).

Main specialization

Scientific Area:
ERC discipline:
  • PE - DOMAIN PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
  • PE10 Earth System Science
Industrial Leadership:
  • 7. Other
  • 7.1. Other
Societal Challenges:
  • 5. Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials
  • 5.2. Sustainably managing natural resources and ecosystems