Mr Alan Stevenson

Mr Alan Stevenson

Team Leader Marine Geoscience

Location: Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500 376

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

Current projects and collaboration

  • Marine Environmental Mapping Programme (MAREMAP) BGS Project Leader
  • European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODNET) — Geology Project Co-ordinator
  • European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD) Science Operator Outreach Manager (International Ocean Discovery Program)

Professional association

  • Fellow of the Geological Society of London
  •  2013 –2014 : European Marine Board SUBLAND (Submerged Landscapes) Working Group Member
  •  2003 –2014 : Secretary/Treasurer of the Geological Society of London Marine Studies Group
  •  2005 –2010 : Chief Editor of the Southern Permian Basin Atlas

Research interests

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

Boards and committees

  • European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) Steering Committee
  • Chair of the Atlantic Seabed Mapping International Working Group
  • Deputy Chair of the Marine Geology Expert Group of the Geological Surveys of Europe (EuroGeoSurveys)
  • Editorial Committee of the Scottish Journal of Geology
  • GeoHab (Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping) International Steering Committee


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

Published outputs

Key papers

FLEMMING, N.C., CAGATAY, M.N., CHIOCCI, F.L., GALANIDOU, N., JONS, H., LERICOLAIS, G., MISSAEN, T., MOORE, F., ROSENTAU, A., SAKELLARIOU, D., STEVENSON, A.G., WEERTS, H. (2014). Land Beneath the Waves: Submerged landscapes and sea level change. A joint geoscience-humanities strategy for European Continental Shelf Prehistoric Research. Chu, N.C. and McDonough, N. (eds). Position Paper 21 of the European Marine Board, Ostend, Belgium. 171pp.

LARK, R.M., DOVE, D., GREEN, S.L., STEVENSON, A., STEWART, H., STEVENSON, A. 2012. Spatial prediction of seabed sediment texture classes by cokriging from a legacy database of point observations. Sedimentary Geology, 281, 35–49

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; Jarđfeingi 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.