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Professor Jonathan Bull BSc, PhD

Associate Dean Research

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Professor Jonathan Bull is based within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton. His current research focusses on active tectonics, marine geophysics and understanding pathways for fluid flow.


2020 - onwards: Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences

PhD Marine Geophysics, University of Edinburgh (1990)
BSc (Honours) Geology and Geophysics, University of Durham (1987)

Research interests

I work on a variety of research topics across the spectrum of marine geophysics, structural geology and surface processes, with particular emphasis on seismic reflection imaging.

Current research projects include:

Environmental Monitoring of Marine Carbon Capture and Storage:
STEMM-CCS – Strategies for Environmental Monitoring of Marine Carbon Capture and Storage


Development of a 3D Chirp profiler

Analysing the lakebed and sub-surface sediments of Windermere, the largest lake in the English Lake District

The Geology and Geophysics of the equatorial and northern Indian Ocean

Research group

Geology and Geophysics

Research project(s)

STEMM-CCS – Strategies for the Environmental Monitoring of Marine Carbon Capture and Storage


Active-source seismic refraction across the Sumatra subduction zone

Structure, fluid flow and earthquake potential of the Makran Subduction Zone, Pakistan

Sumatran Earthquake Segment Boundaries Consortium

3D Chirp - Decimetre resolution sub-bottom profiling

Quantifying and Monitoring Potential Ecosystem Impacts of Geological Carbon Storage (QICS)

Segmentation, fault structure and tsunamigenesis of the Sumatran Subduction Zone

Windermere Research

Interaction between tectonic deformation and magmatism during volcanic rifting in Afar

Seasonally resolved Lateglacial climate variability from the laminated sediments of Windermere

Holocene climate variability and environmental change from sediments of Windermere, UK

RiftVolc - Rift Volcanism: Past, Present and Future

Active Rift research: The Corinth Rift, Greece

Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences

NERC Core Panel Member

NERC Main Panel (A) Chair


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I contribute to the following modules:

SOES2038 Exploration Geophysics and Remote Sensing (co-ordinator)

I lead the fourth year Geophysics field trip to Cornwall

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

Room Number: NOCS/786/06

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