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Professor Patrick Shannon

Prof. of Geology


Geological Sciences

Research Theme(s):

Natural Hazards & Risk, Energy & Resources


Professor Patrick Shannon set up and leads the UCD Marine and Petroleum Geology Research Group and is involved in various aspects of research from basin analysis and petroleum exploration to Neogene sedimentology.

His research, funded largely by industry and government sources, on petroleum and basin analysis is helping to provide an improved understanding of the hydrocarbon habitat of passive margin basin systems in general and the Irish offshore region in particular. He has been involved in continuing work on offshore geohazards, with a number of recent projects and publications characterising Neogene and recent submarine landslides and mass failures along the Atlantic margin.

Expertise : Petroleum Geology, Marine Geoscience, Geohazards

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