Dr. Arne-R. Diercks
Dr. Diercks has worked on marine snow aggregates specifically in the Gulf of Mexico, collecting size specific settling speed and abundance data of aggregates using photographic techniques and sediment traps. His expertise in the mid-water sedimentation processes resulted in development of the first autonomous Neutrally Buoyant Sediment Trap system and then to his current work with AUVs. His group will provide high-resolution bathymetry data and photographic imagery of the study sites.
|Morpho-acoustic characterization of natural seepage features near the Macondo Wellhead (ECOGIG site OC26, Gulf of Mexico)|
|Sustained deposition of contaminants from the Deepwater Horizon spill|