Dr Mark Vardy

Marine Geoscience
+44 (0)23 8059 6565

Mark Vardy is a Post Doctoral researcher, specializing in the acquisition, processing, and interpretation of decimetre-resolution 2D and 3D marine seismic volumes. His research is mostly targeted toward the processing of Chirp seismic data for qualitative and quantitative purposes, with particular attention being paid to pre- and post-stack 3D Kirchoff time migration. He is interested in the application of these techniques for archaeological, engineering, and geological applications, particularly seismic geomorphological imaging of mass movement structures and the identification of slide-prone layers.

  • High-resolution marine seismic.
  • Seismic convolution theory.
  • Pre- and post-stack 3D time migration.
  • Remote physical properties.
  • Submarine mass transport.



Vardy, M.E.; Vanneste, M.; Henstock, T.J.; Clare, M.A.; Forsberg, C.F.; Provenzano, G.. 2017 State-of-the-art remote characterization of shallow marine sediments: the road to a fully integrated solution. Near Surface Geophysics, 15. 387-402.10.3997/1873-0604.2017024
Clare, M.A.; Vardy, M.E.; Cartigny, M.J.B.; Talling, P.J.; Himsworth, M.D.; Dix, J.K.; Harris, J.M.; Whitehouse, R.J.S.; Belal, M.. 2017 Direct monitoring of active geohazards: emerging geophysical tools for deep-water assessments. Near Surface Geophysics, 15 (4). 427-444.10.3997/1873-0604.2017033
Vardy, M.E.; Vanneste, M.; Henstock, T.J.; Morgan, E.; Pinson, L.J.W.. 2015 Can high-resolution marine geophysical data be inverted for soil properties? Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics, 37 (1). 149-156.
Crutchley, G.J.; Karstens, J.; Berndt, C.; Talling, P.J.; Watt, S.F.L.; Vardy, M.E.; Huhnerbach, V.; Urlaub, M.; Sarkar, S.; Klaeschen, D,; Paulatto, M.; Le Friant, A.; Lebas, E.; Maeno, F.. 2013 Insights into the emplacement dynamics of volcanic landslides from high-resolution 3D seismic data acquired offshore Montserrat, Lesser Antilles. Marine Geology, 335. 1-15.10.1016/j.margeo.2012.10.004
Watt, S.F.L.; Talling, P.J.; Vardy, M.E.; Heller, V.; Huhnerbach, V.; Urlaub, Morelia; Sarkar, Sudipta; Masson, D.G.; Henstock, T.J.; Minshull, T.A.; Paulatto, M.; Le Friant, A; Lebas, E; Berndt, C.; Crutchley, G; Karstens, J; Stinton, A; Maeno, F. 2012 Combinations of volcanic-flank and seafloor-sediment failure offshore Montserrat, and their implications for tsunami generation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 319-320. 228-240.10.1016/j.epsl.2011.11.032
Watt, S.F.L.; Talling, P.J.; Vardy, M.E.; Masson, D.G.; Henstock, T.J.; Huhnerbach, V.; Minshull, T.A.; Urlaub, M.; Lebas, E.; Le Friant, A.; Berndt, C.; Crutchley, G.J.; Karstens, J.. 2012 Widespread and progressive seafloor-sediment failure following volcanic debris avalanche emplacement: Landslide dynamics and timing offshore Montserrat, Lesser Antilles. Marine Geology, 323-325. 69-94.10.1016/j.margeo.2012.08.002
Lebas, E.; Le Friant, A.; Boudon, G.; Watt, S.F.L.; Talling, P.J.; Feuillet, N.; Deplus, C.; Berndt, C.; Vardy, M.E.. 2011 Multiple widespread landslides during the long-term evolution of a volcanic island: Insights from high-resolution seismic data, Montserrat, Lesser Antilles. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 12 (5). Q05006.10.1029/2010GC003451

Book section

Clare, M.A.; Cartigny, M.J.B.; North, L.J.; Talling, P.J.; Vardy, M.E.; Hizzett, J.L.; Sumner, E.J.; Hughes Clarke, J.E.; Spinewine, B.. 2015 Quantification of near-bed dense layers and implications for seafloor structures: new insights into the most hazardous aspects of turbidity currents. In:Offshore Technology Conference 2015. Richardson, Texas, OnePetro/Society of Petroleum Engineers, OTC-25705-MS, 16pp.
MacLachlan, S.E.; Howe, J.A.; Vardy, M.E.. 2010 Morphodynamic evolution of Kongsfjorden-Krossfjorden, Svalbard, during the Late Weichselian and Holocene. In: Howe, J.A.; Austin, W.E.N.; Forwick, M.; Paetzel, M., (eds.)Fjord Systems and Archives. London, Geological Society of London, 195-205, 369pp. (Geological Society Special Publication, 344).