Expertise and infrastructure

Seafloor surveying

Acquisition, processing, interpretation and quantitative analyses of multibeam echosounder, sidescan sonar, sub-bottom profiling and 2D/3D seismic reflection data, ROV imagery/samples, seafloor sediment samples (gravity, piston, box and multi coring), water column samples (CTD, Niskin bottles).

Laboratory analyses

Experience in:
Rock, sediment and water sample preparation/analyses (MSCL, XRF, SEM, EDAX, geochronology, X-radiography, laser granulometry, spectrophotometry, geotechnical and index measurements).
Experimental geomorphology laboratory simulations.

Field surveying

Geological mapping and modelling, aerial photography interpretation, UAV surveying, photogrammetry, and use of a wide range of field kits and instruments

Software and infrastructure

  • Phantom 4 Pro UAV
  • MB-System
  • IHS Kingdom
  • Petrel
  • ArcGIS
  • COMCOT
  • High-end workstations and access to supercomputing facilities
  • Core storage and analyses facilities
We work closely with numerous University departments in Malta and abroad to access additional instruments.


https://www.um.edu.mt/research/mgss/expertise