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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
• 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.



Last Updated: 26 January 2018

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