Mr Dayton Dove

Mr Dayton Dove

Marine Geoscientist

Location: Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500 355

E-mail Mr Dayton Dove


  •  2008 – ongoing : Marine Geoscientist, BGS
  •  2009 –2013 : UK-IODP Science Programme Coordinator
  •  2007 –2008 : Gardline Geosurvey, Geophysicist
  •  2007 : MS: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Stratigraphy, Structure, and origin of the Mendeleev Ridge (Arctic Ocean) from Bathymetry, Controlled-source Seismic, and Gravity Observations
  •  2003 : BS: College of Charleston, Geology

Current projects and collaboration

  • Co-leading geological component of DECC's Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), which factors into decisions on designing/approving offshore development:
  • New classification scheme and best practice for mapping seabed geomorphology - collaborating with multiple surveys and research institutes across Europe (MIM; EMODnet)
  • Prospective mapping of superficial geology of Arctic ocean. International collaboration led by Univ. New Hampshire. (incl. collaboration with BAS)
  • BRITICE-CHRONO: BRITICE-CHRONO is a five-year NERC-funded consortium of more than 40 researchers comprising glaciologists, marine and terrestrial Quaternary scientists and ice-sheet modellers.
  • Contributions towards UK MPA process; incl. recommended Marine Conservation Zones -
  • Former Glacial Processes within Southern North Sea (BGS, Durham)
  • Geostatistical mapping of newly acquired geophysical data together with legacy BGS data (With Murray Lark of BGS)
  • Glacial History and Seabed Geomorphology of the Inner Hebrides (SAMS, Stirling, Glasgow)

Research interests

  • Quaternary history and glacial processes on NW European Shelf - implications for commercial, conservation, and policy interests
  • Marine Habitat Mapping
  • Pattern and extent of former Arctic glaciations; Tectonic evolution of Amerasian Basin


  • Marine geophysical data acquisition, processing, and interpretation

Published outputs

  • NERC Open Research Archive — Dayton Dove
  • Dove, Evans, Lee, Roberts, Tappin, Mellet, Long, In Prep. Phased occupation and retreat of the last British-Irish Ice Sheet in the southern North Sea; geomorphic and seismostratigraphic evidence of a dynamic ice lobe.
  • Dove, D., Arosio, R., Finlayson, A., Bradwell, T., Howe, J., 2015. Submarine glacial landforms record Late Pleistocene ice-sheet dynamics, Inner Hebrides, Scotland. Quaternary Science Reviews.
  • Lark, R.M., Marchant, B.P., Dove, D., Green, S.L., Stewart, H., Diesing, M., 2015. Combining observations with acoustic swath bathymetry and backscatter to map seabed sediment texture classes: The empirical best linear unbiased predictor. Sedimentary Geology
  • Praeg, D., McCarron, S., Dove, D., O'Cofaigh, C., Scott, G., Monteys, X., Facchin, L., 2015. Ice sheet extension to the Celtic Sea shelf edge at the Last Glacial Maximum. Quaternary Science Reviews.
  • Dove, Dayton, Leonid Polyak, and Bernard Coakley. "Widespread, multi-source glacial erosion on the Chukchi margin, Arctic Ocean." Quaternary Science Reviews 92 (2014): 112-122.
  • Jakobsson, Martin, Karin Andreassen, Lilja Rún Bjarnadóttir, Dayton Dove, Julian A. Dowdeswell, John H. England, Svend Funder et al. "Arctic Ocean glacial history." Quaternary Science Reviews (2014).
  • Diesing, Markus, Sophie L. Green, David Stephens, R. Murray Lark, Heather A. Stewart, and Dayton Dove. "Mapping seabed sediments: Comparison of manual, geostatistical, object-based image analysis and machine learning approaches." Continental Shelf Research (2014).
  • Lark, M., Dove, D., Green, S., Richardson, A., Stewart, H., Stevenson, A. 2012. Spatial prediction of seabed sediment texture classes by cokriging from a legacy database of point observations. Sedimentary Geology.
  • Pierce, B., TAPPIN D,  DOVE D., PINNION, J. 2012. Benthos supported by the tunnel-valleys of the southern North Sea. Seafloor Geomorphology as Benthic Habitat: Geohab Atlas of Seafloor Geomorphic Features and Benthic Habitats.
  • TAPPIN, D., DOVE, D., PEARCE, B., PINNION, J., FITCH, S., GEARY, B. 2011. The Humber Regional Environmental Characterisation, Marine Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund Report.
  • DOVE, D., B. COAKLEY, J. HOPPER, Y. KRISTOFFERSEN. 2010. Bathymetry, controlled source seismic, and gravity observations of the Mendeleev Ridge; Implications for ridge structure, origin, and regional tectonics, Geophysical Journal International. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04746.x