- Status Operational
- Availability Commercial
A widevariety of processes makes the seafloor a very dynamic and geologicallydiverse environment of the earth’s surface. Continously the seafloor isformed by sediment erosion, transport and deposition, as well assubmarine volcanism and seawater ventilation through the oceaniccrust.
In theResearch Area “Seafloor dynamics” (SD), MARUM scientists study theorigin, structure and development of the seafloor worldwide. This is achallenging task as many processes are occurring simultaneously at anygiven time, on a large variety of spatial and temporal scales. Working incooperation with international partners from various disciplines andinstitutions, MARUM scientists tackle these challenges byinvestigating both the underlying processes as well as theirinteractions in shaping and changing the seafloor from the coast to thedeep-sea. These topics are addressed by field surveys, lab experimentsand computer modelling approaches.