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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton
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Professor Stephen Roberts BSc, PhD

Professor of Geology

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Stephen Roberts is Professor of Geology within the School of Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.

BSc, University College Wales, Aberystwyth
PhD Open University


Research interests

Steve's primary research interest is seeking to understand the processes that result in the development of ore deposits, particularly of copper, cobalt, zinc and gold. Recent research activity has focussed on the origin of the world class copper-cobalt deposits of the Zambia Copperbelt and the formation and evolution of hydrothermal vent sites on the Ocean Floor, in particular within the Mid-Cayman Trough in the Caribbean and the Brothers Volcano on the Kermadec Arc.

Research group


Research project(s)

Improved mineral exploration and exploitation strategies

Member of Council - Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA)
Member NERC Peer Review College

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Book Chapters


SOES2003 Environmental Geohazards & Resources, module co-ordinator
SOES3002 Petroleum Geology & Mineral Resources, module co-ordinator
SOES6065 Field, Research and Workplace Techniques for Professional Geoscientists

Professor Stephen Roberts
Ocean and Earth Science
National Oceanography Centre Southampton
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus
European Way
Southampton SO14 3ZH

Room Number : NOCS/184/08

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