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'Onshore-Offshore Geology, the vital link'
Saturday & Sunday 21-22nd September
Durham University

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Conference programme and details:
Exploration offshore for wind farms, tunnelling, mining and hydrocarbons benefited initially from knowledge of adjacent onshore geology. Subsequently, the detail available from offshore methods of exploration has greatly enhanced our understanding of the onshore geology.

This conference illustrates the benefits of this interplay to UK Earth Science.


Professor John Underhill
Introductory keynote speech - Resolving Long-Standing Tectonic Enigmas in the UK - New insights from the integration of Field Observations with the Subsurface Database

Peter McPhee
Controls on Triassic subsidence in the Solway Basin, northern England

Dr Rachel Jamieson
Role of onshore-offshore, surface-subsurface mapping in unravelling the structural evolution of the Flamborough Head Disturbance

Dr Haydon Bailey
Micropalaeontology and Nannopalaeontology – how the offshore feeds back into the onshore

Dr Stephen Stukins
Using onshore palynology to inform offshore exploration

Dr Bethan Davies
The Quaternary Glaciations of the western North Sea Basin: implications for ice-sheet dynamics

Professor Paul Younger
Chloride waters of Great Britain revisited: what can offshore brines now tell us about onshore geothermal brines?

Dr Rick Smith
Polyhalite prospecting, deep below North Yorkshire

Professor David Manning
NE link to how will minerals feed the world in 2050

Professor Cynthia Burek
The importance of Marine Geoconservation for sustainable development

Vicky Wanstall
Geological Characterisation of onshore and offshore sites

Professor Malcolm Hart
The Holocene separation of Jersey from mainland Europe

Professor Rory Mortimore
Closing address

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