Evolution of the Gollum Channel System, offshore Ireland: risk assessment of tsunamigenic processes and relevance for regional sedimentary processes

01 January 2020 → 31 October 2020
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Marine geoscience
    • Stratigraphy
    • Seismology and seismic exploration
tsunami marine geophysics Quaternary sedimentology mass-wasting Porcupine Seabight Gollum Channel System
Project description

Tsunamis are not always caused by earthquakes, but can also be generated by mass-wasting events.
This project postulates that the Gollum Channel System, offshore Ireland, is a potential source of
tsunami risk, based on the earlier occurrence of some large-scale slope failures. To assess this risk,
the evolution of this system will be investigated using the most recent state-of-the-art technologies.