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Miss Millie Watts BSc, MSc

Postgraduate research student

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Miss Millie Watts is a postgraduate research student within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.

2008-2009: BSc Geosciences, Open University.
2007-2009: Post-16 and Non-Compulsory Education, University of Plymouth (Part time).
2012-2013: MSc Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change, University of Swansea.
2013 – Present: PhD Submarine Landslides and Climate Change, National Oceanography Centre.
2007-2012: Teaching A-Level Geology and Geography





Research interests

Submarine landslides, tsunamis, rapid climate change, the 8.2 ka BP event.

Research Project: Submarine mega-landslides and their connection to climate change

My research project focuses on a new core data set from the Nordic Seas. The main focus of this work is to accurately date the landslide, and place the event in the context of environmental changes. This work focuses on slides from the Storegga Slide Complex and those deposited within the Lofoten Basin. The dating methods used include radiocarbon, chemostratigraphy, oxygen isotope analysis, Coccolith biostratigraphy and tephrochronology.

Further to dating I am interested in sourcing the provenance of the slide deposits and linking distal deep water deposits to slide scars using ITRAX and ICP analysis of the mud caps.


Professor Peter Talling
Professor Paul Wilson
Dr James Hunt

Research group

Geology and Geophysics

OES Health and Safety PhD representative


SOES2013: Sedimentary Systems and Processes

SOES1001: Earth Materials

SOES2022: Spanish Field Course

SOES2034: Anglesey Field Course

Extensive prior experience leading field groups in Southern Spain (Sorbas/Tabernas basins).



Miss Millie Watts
Student Office, Room 166/09 University of Southampton Waterfront Campus National Oceanography Centre European Way Southampton SO14 3ZH
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