Kirstin Johnson has worked at BGS in Edinburgh since 2013. She primarily works on offshore renewables projects, identifying and de-risking potential windfarm sites by providing independent interpretation and advice on ground conditions within foundation zones. This is achieved by assessing and interpreting sub-seabed datasets (including core, cone penetration test and shallow seismic data) to provide information to commercial clients across a variety of offshore renewable projects. She has worked on projects providing sedimentological analysis to inform environmental history using architectural elements identified in seismic and existing well data, feeding this data into geotechnical models in order to inform potential hazards when siting offshore infrastructure as well as explain geotechnical anomalies identified during siting. She has provided quality assessment advice on work completed by sub-contractors for industry partners regarding seismic and geotechnical interpretations. She carries out research exploring techniques used to map the near-shore environment, investigating subsurface geology and contributing to the current understanding of processes which formed buried landsystems and how they may impact future engineering works, as well as researching into offshore to onshore dynamics by integrating a variety of methods including backscatter, passive and conventional seismic and borehole and grab-sample analysis.
Kirstin Johnson’s biography
- 2017 – Ongoing: Marine Geoscientist, British Geological Survey
- 2013 – 2017: Petroleum Basin Analyst, British Geological Survey
- 2008 – 2012: Marine Geoscience (Hons) Geology, Keele University
- Glacial Geomorphology
- Reconstruction of glacigenic palaeo-sedimentary environments
- Marine geohazards to offshore infrastructure
- Phillips, E, Cotterill, C, Johnson, K, Crombie, K, James, L, Carr, S, and Ruiter, Astrid. 2018. Large-scale glacitectonic deformation in response to active ice sheet retreat across Dogger Bank (southern central North Sea) during the Last Glacial Maximum. Quaternary Science Reviews. 179: 24-47.
- Monaghan, A A, Arsenikos, S, Quinn, M F, Johnson, K R, Vincent, C J, Vane, C H, Kim, A W, Uguna, C N, Hannis, S D, Gent, C M A, Millward, D, Kearsey, T I, and Williamson, J P. 2017. Carboniferous petroleum systems around the Mid North Sea High, UK. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 88. 282-302.