Marine Geosciences

Letter from the Chair

The Department of Marine Geosciences offers graduate programs in three principal areas of marine geology, carbonate sedimentology, marine geophysics and remote sensing, and marine geochemistry and paleoceanography.  Within the Department are housed the Stable Isotope Laboratory, The Center for Comparative Sedimentology, the Neptune Isotope Facility, and the Geodesy and Seismology Group. We currently have nine faculty and 40 graduate students involved in cutting edge research supported by various government agencies as well as Industrial Sources.  Our students are highly sought after receiving well paid positions in industry and academia.

Sam Purkis
Professor and Chair of the Department of Marine Geosciences