Deep Sea Mining
Poseidon Offshore Mining, Researcher
March 2015 – Present
Poseidon has given me the opportunity to develop ideas to explore and exploit offshore resources. My research has contributed to the direction of the company. Poseidon have supported my research at the University of Edinburgh since 2018, alongside our attempts to develop a proof of concept.
I have represented Poseidon at the Tampa (Florida) Underwater Mining Conference in November 2015; Trondheim (Norway) in May 2019; and development meetings in Newcastle (United Kingdom)
University of Edinburgh, MScR Geosciences Individual Project
September 2018 – Present
Dissertation Title: “An Observational Review of Submarine Hydrothermal System Geochemistry and an Evaluation of Vented Products as an Unconventional Mineral Resource”
– Including training in experimental and analytical geochemistry; planning and conducting experiments; reactant processing; preparing standard solutions; use of ICP-OES.
– I have built and analysed a global dataset of hydrothermal fluid chemistry; applying descriptive and inferential statistics.
Bangor University, BSc (Hons.) Geological Oceanography [2:1]
September 2015 – July 2018
Dissertation Title: “The Environmental Impacts of Marine Mining”
– Gained a multidisciplinary understanding of natural systems, and developed the skills and knowledge to apply the scientific method to a range of research questions.
– Including fieldwork experience in both onshore environments: such as the Taf estuary; Llyn Llydaw and Aberogwen; and marine environments, such as the Irish Sea (onboard R/V Prince Madog).
Active research projects:
“An Observational Review of Submarine Hydrothermal System Geochemistry and an Evaluation of Vented Products as an Unconventional Mineral Resource”