Dr Veerle Huvenne is a marine geoscientist with more than ten years of experience in the study of complex deep-sea environments such as cold-water coral reefs, submarine canyons, hydrothermal vents or sandy contourites. She has participated in >25 international expeditions at sea, acting several times as chief scientist, or as scientific liaison during technical experiments or equipment trials. Her multidisciplinary approach combines aspects of marine geology, sedimentology, marine biology, ecology, geophysics, remote sensing, spatial & geostatistics and GIS for the holistic study of these environments and their governing (geological) processes.
Her main fields of research are:
Cold-water corals, marine habitat mapping, submarine canyons, hydrothermal vents, sediment dynamics
Member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the three-yearly International Symposium on Deep-Sea Corals