Alan Stevenson

Mr Alan Stevenson Marine Geology Team Leader

Location: Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500 376

E-mail Alan Stevenson


  •  2007 –current :  Marine Geology Team Leader
  •  1986 –current :  Marine Geologist, BGS Edinburgh
  •  1978 –1986 :  Geochemist, BGS London
  •  1974 –1978 :  BSc(Hons) Geology, University of St Andrews

Boards and committees

  •  Editorial Committee of the Scottish Journal of Geology
  •  GeoHab (Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping) Steering Committee
  •  Secretary of the Marine Geology Expert Group of the Association of European Geological Surveys (EuroGeoSurveys)
  •  Secretary/Treasurer of the Marine Studies Group of the Geological Society of London


  •  Geochemical interpretation
  •  Marine geology
  •  Project management/co-ordination
  •  Science editor
  •  Science outreach/communication
  •  Seismic interpretation

Current projects and collaboration

  •  BLAST (Bringing Land and Sea Together) Project Manager
  •  Chief Editor of the Southern Permian Basin Atlas
  •  European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD) Science Operator Outreach Manager (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program)
  •  European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODNET) — Geology Project Co-ordinator
  •  Marine Environmental Mapping Programme (MAREMAP) BGS Project Leader

Professional association

  •  Fellow of the Geological Society of London

Research interests

  •  Habitat mapping
  •  Marine geochemistry
  •  Quaternary geology
  •  Sea-bed mapping

Published outputs

Key papers

STEVENSON, A.G., STEWART, H and ZISKA, H. Sea-bed geology and environment. In Ritchie, J D, Ziska, H, Johnson, H and Evans D (editors). 2011. Geology of the Faroe-Shetland Basin and adjacent areas. British Geological Survey Research Report, RR/11/01; JarÄ?feingi Research Report, RR/11/01.

DOORNENBAL, J C and STEVENSON A G (editors). 2010. Petroleum Geological Atlas of the Southern Permian Basin area. EAGE Publications (Houten).

BRADWELL, T, STOKER, M S, GOLLEDGE, N R, WILSON, C K, MERRITT, J W, LONG, D, EVEREST, J D, HESTVIK, O B, STEVENSON, A G, HUBBARD, A L, FINLAYSON, A G, MATHERS, H E. 2008. The northern sector of the last British Ice Sheet: maximum extent and demise. Earth-Science Reviews, Vol. 88, 207-226

BREUER, E, STEVENSON, A G, HOWE, J A, CARROLL, J and SHIMMIELD, G B. 2004. Drill cutting accumulations in the Northern and Central North Sea: A review of environmental interactions and chemical fate. Marine Pollution Bulletin 48 (2004) 12-25.

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, KLUWER