Partner 6 GEUS – The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland

The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, GEUS, is a research and advisory institute primarily involved with geological mapping, data collection and storage, and dissemination of geo-scientific knowledge. GEUS provides state-of-the-art geo-scientific knowledge of international standard and co-operates with scientific institutions and other organisations around the world, such as Danish and Greenland research institutions and agencies i.e. EuroGeoSurveys (EGS), and the European Environmental Agency (EEA). The GIS-software at GEUS is Arc/Info and ArcView supplemented by MapInfo and specialised systems as Z-Map+.

Key Persons:

Dr. Zyad K Al-Hamdani is a senior researcher in GEUS. Worked with geophysical prospecting and data processing for 10 years. Worked as an assistant professor in the university for 7 years. Worked as a researcher in GEUS for 10 years. Responsible for seabed habitat mapping and processing. Contributed in different national, European and International projects. Major research projects: EU projects: BALANCE, 2005 – 2007, WreckProtect (Workpackage leader) 2009-2011, EUSeaMap, 2009-2011, BALTSEAPLAN, 2009-2010. Worked in the National projects (Denmark) for mapping archaeological sites in the Danish waters in Horns Rev Windmill project, in Rødsand windmill project, in Størstrommen cable line project and in Anholt wind mill project.

Dr Jørn Bo Jensen; senior researcher at GEUS. 25 years experience as a geologist, mainly on marine geological interpretation in Danish and International waters; High-resolution sequence stratigraphical interpretation of shallow seismic and coring data; Experienced in interpretation of Pleistocene stratigraphy in the Danish region; Detailed knowledge of Late Pleistocene and Holocene evolution in the Baltic region; Experienced in project management of large marine geological multidisciplinary studies; extensive expertise in shallow seismic and sonar investigation.

Dr Jørgen O. Leth M.Sc. (1987) and PhD in Marine geology (1998). 22 years experience as a marine geologist with focus on the Quaternary deposits and seabed sediments. Experience with sediment transport and sedimentary processes. Specific experience of exploration of marine aggregates and mapping of marine habitats. Project management of geological multi-disciplinary studies. Member of the Marine Expert Group of the EuroGeoSurveys.

Mr. Frants von Platten-Hallermund is a GIS-specialist at GEUS. He has worked with GIS systems for 20 years and has extensive experience in converting and combining data from different sources, raster calculations and analysis, establishing automated procedures for GIS data handling and analysis and publishing WEB based maps. Participated in the preparation of Danish Continental Shelf submissions, BALANCE and WreckProtect EU projects.

Dr Peter Rasmussen is a senior research palaeoecologist at GEUS. His primary research area is post-glacial terrestrial and aquatic vegetation history, particularly the ecology of anthropogenic disturbances and the biological effects of climate change using a series of sediment proxies. He has an extensive experience in lake and marine sedimentology, sediment sampling, pollen and macrofossil analysis, and sub-fossil wood identification.