Dave McCarthy is project manager for the Falkland Islands Government geoscience consultancy at the British Geological Survey. He completed both a degree and PhD in geology at the University College Cork. Dave has a background in structural geology and experience in both mineral and hydrocarbon exploration.
Dave McCarthy’s Biography
- 2015 – ongoing : Project Leader of the Falklands Geoscience Consultancy Project
- 2014 – ongoing : Petroleum and basin analyst
- 2011 – 2014 : PhD University College Cork Structural Geology
- 2005 – 2009 : BSc (Hons) University College Cork
- Microstructural deformation
- Rock magnetics
- Thrust belt development
- Petroleum geology
- South Atlantic evolution and Gondwana breakup
Current projects and collaborations
- 2018 : BGS supervisor for Quentin Corlay at Heriot Watt University Quantitative assessment of interpretational uncertainty in geological mapping with machine learning
- 2017 : BGS supervisor for Alexandra Tamas at Durham The Nature, Consequences and Controls of Deformation During Superimposed Rifting: the Inner Moray Firth Basin
- 2017 – ongoing : BGS supervisor for Roxana Stanca at Leeds University Evolution of a micro-continent during continental break-up: re-evaluating the Falklands Plateau.
- 2017 : BGS supervisor for Rifki Akbar (MSc student at Imperial College London)
- Seismic interpretation
- Regional basin analysis
- Structural Geology
- Strain analysis
- Cunningham Prize 2009: This prize was awarded by the Geological Survey of Ireland for the best field Honours mapping project submitted by an undergraduate in Geology in Ireland.
- Thorley Sweetman Prize 2009: This prize is awarded for best field honours mapping thesis submitted to the UCC Department of Geology.
- Fellow of the Geological Society
- Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain