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Mark  Vardy
Associate Editor

Mark Vardy obtained a PhD in Geophysics from the University of Southampton (UK) in 2009. After staying on at the University of Southampton for a further five years as a postdoctoral research fellow, he joined the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in 2015. At NOC, he is a PI-level scientist within the Marine Geoscience group, managing a team of PhD and postdoctoral researchers tackling a broad range of earth science topics. His research activities are focused on developing novel geophysical solutions to high-resolution shallow-section problems. He was a co-developer of the 3D Chirp, the world’s first and only decimetre-resolution sub-bottom profiler, and has worked extensively on the application of hydrocarbon industry-style processing techniques (pre-stack depth imaging, pre- and post-stack inversion, traveltime tomography) to very-high-resolution marine geophysical data. These techniques have been applied to a range of different science problems, including: submarine landslide processes; fluid migration; scouring and bedload transport; and geotechnical characterization of saturated soils. He sits on the Scientific Committee for the EAGE Applied Shallow Marine Geophysics series of conferences, and in 2016 he was awarded best of Near Surface Geoscience presentations. He has been involved, as a coordinator or a collaborator, in several national (UK Natural and Environmental Research Council - QICS, Marine eTech, CHIMNEY) and international projects (European 7th Framework Program, FP7-Blue Mining).