Catriona Macdonald

Marine geoscientist
BGS Edinburgh

Catriona joined BGS as a marine geoscientist at the start of 2022, and primarily specialises in marine site characterisation within the offshore renewables and subsea cables sectors. She applies her expertise in undertaking geological and geohazard assessments, processing and interpretation of geophysical and geotechnical datasets, geological mapping, integrated ground modelling, and soil-structure interaction studies. Prior to joining the BGS, Catriona worked for a marine geoscience consultancy on a range of offshore wind and cable route engineering projects throughout the UKCS, and has also worked offshore for a marine trenching contractor in the Moray Firth and in the Southern North Sea.

  • 2022 – ongoing: Marine Geoscientist, British Geological Survey
  • 2019 – 2022: Geotechnical Engineer/Geologist, Ternan Energy
  • 2017 – 2019: Graduate Geotechnical Engineer/Geologist, Oceaneering/Ecosse Subsea Systems
  • 2012 – 2017: MGeol (Hons) Geology, University of Aberdeen

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