WHO WE ARE
We are the Ocean and Earth EM laboratory of the Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, at the University of Texas at Austin. At OCEEMlab, we study a broad spectrum of upper mantle-to-crust mechanisms and lithosphere-biosphere interactions.
WHAT WE DO
At OCEEMlab, we integrate a suite of state-of-the-art marine technologies to decipher Earth’s dynamic systems. Primarily, we employ passive and active marine electromagnetic remote sensing methods coupled with seismic, gravity, and core data. We analyze and interpret our data using geophysical inverse modeling, petrophysical relationships, and rock physics frameworks.
Our overarching research theme focuses on studying active tectonic processes intrinsically associated with natural hazards and resources. Some of the topics we are currently interested in include mid-ocean ridge transform faults, the impacts of ice-sheet retreat on fluid flow, toroidal/poloidal mantle flow role in continental breakup, offshore submarine freshwater, and monitoring CO2 storage sites.