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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre SouthamptonPostgraduate study

Ms Daniela Vendettuoli BSc, MSc, MSc

Postgraduate research student

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Ms Daniela Vendettuoli is a Postgraduate research student within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.


2016: Master in Petroleum Geoscience at the Royal Holloway University of London

2009: Master Degree in Geology at the University of Naples Federico II, Naples (Italy) achieved with a First

2006: Bachelor’s Degree in Earth Science at University of Naples Federico II, Naples (Italy) achieved with Merit


Jul 14 – May 15: WJ Groundwater Ltd   Design Engineer
Responsible for carrying out design and tenders for dewatering schemes on behalf of one of the largest civil engineering company within the UK

Jan 13 – Jun 14: Project Dewatering Ltd   Geologist
Accountable for the geological and geotechnical assessment of tenders for contractors and sub-contractors working in the UK civil engineering, water supply and environmental industry sectors

Apr 10 – Feb 12: Geoservizi SRL, Italy  Geologist
Responsible for geological and geotechnical assessment of tenders and carrying out subsequent analysis and interpretation of sedimentologic, stratigraphic, geomorphologic, seismic and hydrological data

Sep 09 – Mar 10: Regional Geological Survey, Italy  Geologist
Analysing and interpreting micro-seismic and geotechnical data for micro seismic zonation mapping

Honours and Awards:

The Neftex Earth Model Award: Second Place

November 2016

Honour issued by: Halliburton

Project entitled: " What is the depositional and architectural signature of turbidity current activity? New insights from the most extensive dataset yet recorded’

Supervisor: Michael Clare (NOC – Southampton); Dave Waltham (Royal Holloway University of London)

"The panel selected this work due to the superb execution and significance of this study for integrated global geoscience. The uniqueness of this study and the extensive dataset utilised set this study apart from the other submissions in 2016"

Research interests

Research project: Measuring and modelling of Turbidity Currents in Canyon Beyond the Continental Slope

Turbidity currents are volumetrically the most important process for moving sediments in submarine, oceanic and lacustrine environments worldwide and their deposits form important deep-water petroleum accumulations. Recent advances in sensors, mooring design and autonomous methods for data recovery enable the first direct measuring of active flows. These measurements facilitate the definition of the sediments concentration carried by these flows in deep oceans, as illustrated by outstanding datasets collected at Squamish prodelta, Monterey and Congo Canyons. The ongoing flows monitoring at these sites allows the definition of more precise quantitative constraints on what controls the sediment carrying-capacity and competence of these flows and how higher sediment concentrations change their behaviours.

Research questions:

  • To what extent do successive flows rework and remove the deposits emplaced by past flows, and how does that vary?
  • How much can we reliably interpret from sediment cores or outcrops, and what might be missing from the story
  • How turbidity currents behave and evolve through time and down-system?


Dr Michael Clare

Dr Esther Sumner

Professor Peter Talling

Dr Matthieu Cartigny

Research group

Geology and Geophysics

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Ms Daniela Vendettuoli
Ocean and Earth Science
National Oceanography Centre Southampton
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus
European Way
Southampton SO14 3ZH

Room Number NNN: NOCS/166/04/N1

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