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Mr Michael Faggetter MSci

Postgraduate research student

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Michael Faggetter is a Postgraduate research student in Geophysics at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton. His current research focuses on developing a methodology for time-lapse, sub-bottom imaging for the 3D Chirp system.

2011-2015: MSci Geophysics, Imperial College London with a year abroad at University of California, Berkeley. First Class Honours and awarded the De la Beche Medal for the best student in Mining.

MSci Dissertation: “Anisotropic Structure of the Sierra Nevada: Evidence for Lithospheric Delamination”

2015-Present: PhD student, NOCS

Research interests

Research Project: 4D Chirp – High resolution imaging of temporal changes in physical properties in the subsurface.

3D Chirp, developed at NOCS, is a very high-resolution (12.5cm) sub-bottom profiler, which can image 3D volumes of the shallow subsurface. The focus of my project is to extend the capability of this system and acquire 4D seismic data of the marine subsurface. Potential applications include time-lapse monitoring of gas migration and changes to physical properties or buried structures at or below the sea floor.

My interests also extend to other areas of Geology and Geophysics, including Seismotectonics and Exploration/Applied Geophysics.


Mark Vardy
Jonathan Bull
Timothy Henstock
Justin Dix
Jerome Malgorn (Kongsberg)

Research group

Geology and Geophysics

Research project(s)

3D Chirp - Decimetre resolution sub-bottom profiling

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Teaching Assistant for:

SOES2033 Exploration Geophysics

SOES3032 Global Tectonics

SOES6024 Seafloor Exploration and Surveying 2

Mr Michael Faggetter
Student Office, Room 166/09 University of Southampton Waterfront Campus National Oceanography Centre European Way Southampton SO14 3ZH

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