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Marine Engineering Geology

Leader: Tobias Mörz

Marine engineering geology in Germany is a young and evolving interdisciplinary field. It incooperates parts of soil mechanics, engineering
of coastal and offshore constructions,
geotechnical engineering and marine geology. Fundamental research of this field at continental margins helps to describe and quantify mass transport, turnover and deposition
phenomenas. Examples in our working group are the evaluation of slope stabilities, laboratory determination of hydraulic conductivities
and consolidation of marine sediments. In our more applied work we will focus on accompanying studies of new and innovative
applied geotechnical methods (e.g. new methods in pipe- and cable laying).
To contact us, please get in touch with our secretary:

  • Slope and rise of the West Antarctic Peninsula
  • continental slope offshore Central America
  • applied geotechnical onshore and offshore field studies in Germany and Europe
  • Development of geotechnical measurement instruments


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Areas of activity

Clay and moon blamed for Omokoroa slips
Pho­to: An­d­rey War­ner
2016 International Symposium on Marine Engineering Geology (ISMEG2016)
21-23 October, 2016,Qingdao, China



Prof. Dr. Tobias Mörz


  • geotechnical characterization of the subsoil from wind park areas
  • rebuilding from the east harbor of Bremerhaven - Germany
  • analog modeling of Seepage in granular and kohesiven sediments
  • Distinkte element modeling of gas hydrate sediments
  • Slope and rise of the West Antarctic Peninsula
  • construction of a dynamic triaxial apparat (more...)
  • field study and finite element analysis of the Central America continental slope (more...)
  • mud-diapirismus and volcanism int front of the coast of Costa Rica and Nicaragua
  • "GOST" an autonomic Tool for deepsee penetration test (more...)
  • WaveRider 2009 (more...)
  • INTERCOAST IC 4 - Integrated Coastal Zone and Shelf-Sea Research "Geotechnical characterization of cohesive weak layers with in situ testing (IC4)"
  • Summer Student Fellowship Program
  • Shear strength and consolidation testing
  • determination of sedimentphysical parameters by means of logging and laboratory testing, sedimentary and structural characterisation of sediments (grain-size analysis, X-ray tomography).
  • Lab tests prior to geotechnical and constructional field projects.