Gareth Daniel Oliver Carter

Mr Gareth Daniel Oliver Carter

Marine Geoscientist

Location: BGS Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500 373

E-mail Gareth Daniel Oliver Carter

ORCID: 0000000259945565

Research interests

  • Marine geohazards to offshore infrastructure
  • Determining geological constraints on offshore infrastructure
  • Marine engineering geology and geotechnics


  • 2013 – ongoing : BGS, Marine Geoscientist
  • 2011 –2013 : Intertek Energy & Water, Coastal and Hydrodynamic Modeller
  • 2010 –2011 : MSc Geological and Environmental Hazards, University of Portsmouth
  • 2008 –2010 : IKM Consulting Ltd., Environmental Scientist
  • 2004 –2008 : BSc (Hons) Environmental Geosciences, University of St Andrews

Boards and committees

  • 2018 – ongoing : Engineering Group of the Geological Society, Secretary for the Working Party on "Offshore Engineering Geology, Geomorphology, and Geohazards"
  • 2018 – ongoing : Marine Studies Group (MSG) of the Geological Society, Committee Member
  • 2017 – ongoing : Central Scotland Regional Group of the Geological Society, Committee Member

Current projects and collaboration

  • 2019 – ongoing : Anglesey Marine Mapping: Project Lead on the high-resolution mapping of bedrock and seabed geomorphology around the island of Anglesey.
  • 2018 – ongoing : Bristol Channel Marine Mapping: Project Lead on the high-resolution mapping of bedrock and seabed geomorphology across the Central Bristol Channel area.
  • 2018 – ongoing : Shallow Gas Mapping: Project Lead on the mapping of shallow biogenic gas across the UK Continental Shelf
  • 2018 – ongoing : IODP Exp.381 Post-Cruise Research: Investigating the role of mass wasting in the evolution of a young active rift system
  • 2017 – ongoing : Expedition Project Manager for IODP Expedition 381 "Corinth Active Rift Development"

Published outputs

Key papers

  • McNeill, L. C., Shillington, D. J., CARTER, G. D., Everest, J. D., Gawthorpe, R. L., Miller, C., ... & Green, S. (2019). High-resolution record reveals climate-driven environmental and sedimentary changes in an active rift. Scientific reports, 9(1), 3116.
  • Farrant, A, Terrington, R, CARTER, G, Free, M, Porovic, E, Manning, J, Fournaidis, Y, Lagesse, R, Ting, C, and Omar, T. (2019). Engineering Geological, Geotechnical and Geohazard Modelling for Offshore Abu Dhabi, UAE. IAEG/AEG Annual Meeting Proceedings, San Francisco, California, 2018—Volume 6 (pp. 237-243). Springer, Cham.
  • CARTER, G D, Huvenne, V A, Gales, J A, Iacono, C L, Marsh, L., Ougier-Simonin, A, Robert, K, and Wynn, R B. (2018). Ongoing evolution of submarine canyon rockwalls; examples from the Whittard Canyon, Celtic Margin (NE Atlantic). Progress in Oceanography, 169, 79-88.
  • Cotterill, C J, Phillips, E, James, L, Forsberg, C F, Tjelta, T I, CARTER, G, and Dove, D. (2017). The evolution of the Dogger Bank, North Sea: a complex history of terrestrial, glacial and marine environmental change. Quaternary Science Reviews, 171, 136-153.
  • Robert, K., Huvenne, V. A., Georgiopoulou, A., Jones, D. O., Marsh, L., CARTER, G., & Chaumillon, L. (2017). New approaches to high-resolution mapping of marine vertical structures. Scientific reports, 7(1), 9005.
  • CARTER, G. (2015). Rock avalanche scars in the geological record: an example from Little Loch Broom, NW Scotland. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 126(6), 698-711.