Nicola Dakin

Marine geoscientist
BGS Edinburgh

I currently specialise in characterising the geology of the seabed and near subsurface geology offshore the UK continental shelf. Using multidisciplinary skills such as CPT analysis, geological and seismic interpretation, I work on glacially-influenced landscapes to support offshore renewable developments in the North Sea for research and commercial projects. I have extensive field work experience analysing and interpreting the architecture and geometry of submarine mass transport deposits. I have basin modelling experience predicting thermal regimes and differences in heat flow between oceanic and crustal domains and the impact of source rock maturation during basin evolution.

2021 – ongoing: Marine Geoscientist, British Geological Survey

2013 – 2021: Exploration Geologist, Nexen-CNOOC

2010 – 2015: PhD Sedimentology, University College London

2008 – 2010: Environmental Geologist, MWH

2007 – 2008: Geotechnical Estimator, Balfour Beatty

2003 – 2007: MESci (Hons) Exploration Geology, Cardiff University

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