Dr Joana Gafeira Goncalves

Dr Joana Gafeira Goncalves

Marine Geoscientist

Location: Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500 422

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Biography

  •  2010 : PhD University of Edinburgh Dissertation: Submarine mass movement processes on the North Sea Fan as interpreted from 3D seismic data
  •  2009 – ongoing : Marine geologist
  •  2004 : MSc University of Évora. Dissertation: Morpho-structural Mapping of the Marqués de Pombal Fault Area (off SW Portugal)
  •  2002 –2004 : MATESPRO Young Researcher Fellow at DGM (Lisbon)
  •  2001 : BSc University of Lisbon, Geology

Skills

  • 3D seismic interpretation
  • Fluent in Portuguese
  • GIS and digital mapping
  • Seabed mapping

Research interests

  • 3D Seismic Geomorphology
  • Glacially-influenced sedimentation on continental margins
  • Pockmarks development
  • Submarine Mass Movements

Current projects and collaboration

  • Maremap: Marine Environmental Mapping Programme (BGS/NOC/SAMS). MAREMAP is an initiative between the British Geological Survey (BGS), the National Oceanographic Centre (NOC) and the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) to develop detailed seabed and geological information.

Experience

  •  2009 : IODP  Expedition 313, 27th May to 9th June 2009, LB Kayd (New Jersey)
    • ECORD Science Operator (ESO)
    • New Jersey Shallow Shelf (US)
    • Push/rotary cores, open-hole spectral and total gamma ray, MSCL
  •  2002 : Canyons 2002 Cruise, 2nd to 22th Nov. 2002, RV Pelagia (Valencia - Vigo)
    • Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) : European project Strataform
    • Gulf of Lion (France) and Setubal and Nazare Canyons (Portugal)
    • Shallow cores, water column sampling, high resolution seismic profiles (Chirp sonar and X-Star Device) and underwater TV recordings
  •  2002 : FAPI Cruise, 24th to 30th July 2002, RV Aguas Bravas (Faial - Faial)
    • Chirp Sonar CAP-6000W and Uniboom (Unit Pulse Boomer)
    • Pico Island (Azores, Portugal)
    • Universidade dos Açores and the DGM: Project GEMAS
  •  2001 : HITS'01 Cruise, 2nd to 24th Sept. 2001, RV Hesperides (Cádiz - Cádiz)
    • ICTJA-CSIC (Barcelona): HITS
    • Southern Iberian Margin  
    • High-resolution TOBI sidescan sonar

Published outputs

Key papers

GAFEIRA, J.; LONG, D.; DIAZ-DOCE, D.. (2012) Semi-automated characterisation of seabed pockmarks in the central North Sea. Near Surface Geophysics 10 (4), 303-314.

GAFEIRA, J.; LONG, D.; SCRUTTON, R.; EVANS, D.. 2010 3D seismic evidence of internal structure within Tampen Slide deposits on the North Sea Fan : are chaotic deposits that chaotic? Journal of the Geological Society, 167 (3). 605-616.