David Long

David LongTeam Leader of Marine Geohazards

Location: Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 650 0363

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  • 2007–current: Team Leader of  Marine Geohazards Team
  • 2007–current: Deputy Team Leader of Marine Geological Mapping Team
  • 1984: Charter Geologist
  • 1976: MSc University of Leeds, Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
  • 1975: BSc University of Leicester, Geology

Research interests

  • Marine Geohazards
  • Shallow gas and gas hydrates
  • Submarine landslides
  • Tsunamis
  • Habitat mapping
  • Cold water coral – Lophelia peretusa


  • Marine Geology
  • Quaternary Geology
  • Engineering Geology

Current projects and collaboration

Professional association

Published outputs

Key Papers

CAMPS, A.P., LONG, D., ROCHELLE, C.A. AND LOVELL, M.A.2009. Mapping hydrate stability zones offshore Scotland Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 319, 81-91

LONG, D., BULAT, J. AND STOKER, M.S. 2004. Sea bed morphology of the Faroe-Shetland Channel derived from 3D seismic datasets. – In: Davies, R.J., Cartwright, J.A., Stewart, S.A., Lappin, M. and Underhill, J.R. (eds) 3D Seismic Technology: application to the exploration of sedimentary basins. Geological Society of London Memoir, 29, 53-61

LONG, D., LAMMERS, S. AND LINKE, P. 1998. Possible hydrate mounds within large sea-floor craters in the Barents Sea. In: Henriet, J-P. and Meinert, J. (eds) Gas Hydrates. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 137, 67-81

LONG, D., LOVELL, M.A., REES, J.G. AND ROCHELLE, C.A. (eds) 2009 Sediment-hosted gas hydrates: new insights on natural and synthetic systems Geological Society, London, Special Publications,. v319

LONG, D., STEVENSON, A.G., WILSON, C.K. AND BULAT, J.  2003. Slope failures in the Faroe - Shetland Channel. In: Submarine mass movements and their consequences. J.Locat and J. Mienert (Eds)., Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research Series, Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers  p281-289

ROBERTS JM, BROWN CJ, LONG D, BATES CR 2005. Acoustic mapping using a multibeam echosounder reveals cold-water coral reefs and surrounding habitats. Coral Reefs, 24, 654-669

ROBERTS, J.M.; HENRY, L.-A., LONG, D. AND HARTLEY, J.P. 2008 Cold-water coral reef frameworks, megafaunal communities and evidence for coral carbonate mounds on the Hatton Bank, north east Atlantic Facies 54, (3), 297-316

SAYAGO-GIL M; LONG D; FERNÁNDEZ-SALAS LM; HITCHEN K; LÓPEZ-GONZÁLEZ N; DÍAZ-DEL-RÍO V AND DURÁN-MUÑOZ P 2009. The Geomorphology of the Talismán Slide (Western slope of Hatton Bank, NE Atlantic Ocean). In D.C. Mosher et al. (eds.), Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences, Springer Science + Business Media B.V. p289-300

SAYAGO-GIL M; LONG D; HITCHEN, K. DÍAZ-DEL-RÍO V., FERNÁNDEZ-SALAS LM AND DURÁN-MUÑOZ P 2010. Evidence for current-controlled morphology along the western slope of Hatton Bank (Rockall Plateau, NE Atlantic Ocean). Geo-Marine Letters 30, 99-111

WILSON, C.K., LONG, D., BULAT, J. 2004. The morphology, processes and setting of the Afen Slide. Marine Geology, 213, 149-167