This research has been carried under the Geological Survey Ireland 2015 Short Call. This call provided funding for researchers in academia or industry on the island of Ireland for projects of less than 12 months duration and less than €25,000.
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Lead Applicant: Dr Aggeliki Georgiopoulou
Host: University College Dublin
Project Title: Frequency of slope collapses on Rockall Bank and mechanical characterisation of the sediments
Project Description: This project seeks to understand what makes the sediments at the eastern slope of Rockall Bank so prone to instability and also how frequent these slide events are. A set of sediment cores, collected during the SORBEH expedition from water depths of 700-2000m, are going to be used.