Matthias Forwick

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


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.