Dr Davide Alexandre Gamboa

Dr Davide Alexandre Gamboa

Sêr Cymru Post-Doc Research Fellow - Carbon Capture and Sequestration

Location: BGS Cardiff

Tel: 029 2167 4280

E-mail Dr Davide Alexandre Gamboa

ORCID: 0000000333234172

Published outputs

  • NERC Open Research Archive — Davide Alexandre Gamboa
  • Clare, M., Chaytor, J., Dabson, O., Gamboa, D., Georgiopoulou, A., Hunt, J., Jackson, C. L-A., Katz, O., Krastel, S., León, R., Micallef, A., Moernaut, J., Moriconi, R., Moscardelli, L., Mueller, C., Normandeau, A., Patacci, M., Steventon, M., Urlaub, M., Wood, L., Jobe, Z. (in review). How do you define a landslide? Moving towards a consistent and global approach. Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences: 8th International Symposium. Geological Society Special Publications.
  • Gamboa, D. Alves, T.M. (2014). Geometry and classification of submarine confluences. In Rocha, R., Kullberg, J.C., Pais, J., Finney, S. (eds.), STRATI 2013, 1st International Congress on Stratigraphy, Springer, pp. 797-818.
  • Gamboa, D., Alves, T. and Cartwright, J. (2011). Distribution and characterization of failed (mega) blocks along salt ridges, SE Brazil: Implications for vertical fluid flow on continental margins, J. Geophys. Res., vol. 116, B08103, doi:10.1029/2011JB008357
  • Gamboa, D., Alves, T. and Cartwright, J. (2011). Seismic-scale Rafted and Remnant Blocks Over Salt Ridges in the Espírito Santo Basin, Brazil. In Yamada, Y., Kawamura, K., Ikehara, K., Ogawa, Y., Urgeles, R., Mosher, D., Chaytor, J., Strasser, M. (eds.), Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences, 4th Edition, Springer.
  • Gamboa, D., Alves, T., Cartwright, J., Terrinha, P. (2010). MTD distribution on a 'passive' continental margin: The Espírito Santo Basin (SE Brazil) during the Palaeogene. Marine and Petroleum Geology, vol. 27, 1311-1324. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S026481721000111X
  • Gamboa, D., Alves, T.M. (2015). Fault meshes and multi-layered shearing of megablocks controlling fluid flow on continental margins. Tectonophysics, vol. 647-648, 21-32.
  • Gamboa, D., Alves, T.M. (2015). Spatial and dimensional relationships of submarine slope architectural elements: A seismic-scale analysis of the Espírito Santo Basin, SE Brazil. Marine and Petroleum Geology, vol. 64, 43-57.
  • Gamboa, D., Alves, T.M. (2016). Bi-modal deformation styles in confined mass-transport deposits: Examples from a salt minibasin in SE Brazil. Marine Geology, vol. 379, 176-193.
  • Gamboa, D., Alves, T.M., Cartwright, J. (2012). Submarine channel confluence for topographically confined slopes. Marine and Petroleum Geology, vol. 35, 176-189.
  • Qin, Y., Alves, T. M., Constantine, J., & Gamboa, D. (2016). Quantitative seismic geomorphology of a submarine channel system in SE Brazil (Espírito Santo Basin): Scale comparison with other submarine channel systems. Marine and Petroleum Geology, vol. 78, 455-473


  • 2015 – ongoing : Sêr Cymru Post-Doc Research Fellow - CCS, British Geological Survey Wales
  • 2012 –2015 : Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, Cardiff University
  • 2008 –2011 : Phd Geology and Basin Analysis, Cardiff University. Thesis title "An integrated seismic-scale analysis of reservoirs compartmentalisation on continental margins"
  • 2007 –2007 : Mudlogger at GeoServices International
  • 2006 –2007 : Wellsite Geologist Terceira Geothermal Project, Azores, GeoTerceira
  • 2000 : BsC Geology and Natural Resources, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon


  • 2012 : 1st Place Geological Society National Early Career Award
  • 2011 : 1st Place Geological Society Early Career Award, South Wales Regional Group

Current projects and collaboration

  • 2016 – ongoing : S4Slide global database for subaqueous landslides
  • 2015 – ongoing : NRN-LCEE GeoCarb-Cymru - harnessing the power of microbes to enhance Geological Carbon Sequestration


  • 2008 : UNESCO TTR-17 Research cruise on the Norwegian Margin. Gravity and box-core descriptio, seismic and side-scan sonar interpreation, sea-floor video analysis and description.
  • 2007 : EMEPC/Açores/G3 Geologist on the oceanographic campaign south of Azores for data acquisition for the continental platform extension proposal led by EMEPC (Portugal). Dredge sample description - igneous and sedimentary rocks, gravity coring, sidescan sonar interpretation
  • 2007 : Geoservices- offshore oil and gas drilling. Drilling operations, cutting and core descrition, well logging
  • 2006 : Terceira Geothermal project Onshore drilling, geothermal logging, drill cuttings analysis

Research interests

  • 3D Seismic, Seismic Geomorphology, Carbon Sequestration, Subsurface Fluid Flow, Marine Geology, Basin Analysis, Offshore Sedimentary Systems, Salt Tectonics, Submarine Fans, Submarine Landslides,


  • Petrel, ArcGIS, GlobalMapper, OpenDetect, Techlog, MidlandValley Move, 3DStress, Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator, MS Office

Publication downloads

  • Qin, Y., Alves, T. M., Constantine, J., & Gamboa, D. (2017). The role of mass wasting in the progressive development of submarine channels (Espírito Santo Basin, SE Brazil). Journal of Sedimentary Research, vol. 87, 500-516