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WHO WE ARE
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WHO ARE WE

We are UTIG's Ocean and Earth electromagnetic imaging lab. At OCEEMlab, we study dynamic processes originating from the upper mantle to the ultra-shallow crust, with a prime focus on lithospheric-biospheric feedback interactions.   
OUR WHY, HOW, WHAT
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OUR WHY

Support a human-sustainable environment by studying dynamic oceanic-Earth processes related to natural hazards, climate change impacts, and alternative clean energy sources.

 

 

 

 

(a) Understand complex lithosphere-biosphere coupled mechanisms, (b) assist the global effort toward a long-term sensible energy transition, and (c) promote the burgeoning concept of a New Blue Economy.

 

 

 

 

We study mantle-to-surface structures to decipher dynamic processes using remote sensing marine electromagnetic (EM) methods, such as magnetotelluric (MT) and controlled-source EM (CSEM) techniques, constrained by seismic data and integrated with multiple datasets. Our data analysis employs geophysical inverse modeling, petrophysical correlations, and rigorous rock physics modeling. OCEEMlab pioneers new subsea technologies to study large-scale lithosphere-biosphere processes affected by climate change. In collaboration with industry partners, we develop physics-informed neural networks (PINNs) and surrogate AI architectures to simulate and characterize hydrothermal mineralization and geologic hydrogen (GeoH2) multiparametric systems at mid-ocean spreading ridges and subduction zones.

HOW

WHAT

Studying dynamic oceanic-Earth processes 

Geohazards

  • Intraplate and subduction-related volcanism 

  • Oceanic transform faults seismicity 

  • Marine hydrate and permafrost systems

  • Subsea CO2 storage site monitoring

Renewable resources 

  • GeoH2-generating  systems 

  • Seabed minerals at mid-ocean ridges

  • Offshore submarine freshwater

NEWS
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NEWS

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