Logo Universitat Bremen
Page path:

Seafloor Dynamics

A wide variety of processes makes the seafloor a very dynamic and geologically diverse environment of the earth’s surface. Continously the seafloor is formed by sediment erosion, transport and deposition, as well as submarine volcanism and seawater ventilation through the oceanic crust.

In the Research Area “Seafloor dynamics” (SD), MARUM scientists study the origin, structure and development of the seafloor worldwide. This is a challenging task as many processes are occurring simultaneously at any given time, on a large variety of spatial and temporal scales. Working in cooperation with international partners from various disciplines and institutions, MARUM scientists tackle these challenges by investigating both the underlying processes as well as their interactions in shaping and changing the seafloor from the coast to the deep-sea. These topics are addressed by field surveys, lab experiments and computer modelling approaches.