Matthias Forwick

Leader Data collection and infrastructure
UiT - The Arctic University of Norway

Professor

Matthias Forwick is leader of the work package ‘Data collection and infrastructure’. Forwick’s main research activity is the study of sedimentary processes to reconstruct palaeo-environments on glaciated continental margins, using swath bathymetry, high-resolution seismic data, as well as multi-proxy analyses of sediment cores. Main objectives include the reconstruction of glacial activity (ice-sheet dynamics and ice rafting) and slope stability. Study areas are fjords and continental margins of Svalbard, northern Norway, East Greenland; the Nordic Seas; the Arctic Ocean; the Gulf of Alaska, as well as the Amundsen and Weddell Seas.