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Nigel Geoffrey Wardell

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Nigel Geoffrey
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Primo Tecnologo

1971:  B.Sc.(Hons) Degree in Geology, University College, University of London 


Following 12 years of seismic data processing for the oil exploration industry, he was assigned to OGS in Trieste as part of a technical collaboration agreement. During this time, he was involved in developing many innovative processing techniques directed at specific research topics. Since 1994, he has been employed directly by OGS as Technical Manager, supervising the data processing activities. He has been responsible for the Seismic and Multibeam data processing group 'PROS' and also been involved in seismic acquisition, swath mapping, data management, and archiving and dissemination of seismic data. Recently he is working in a more technical role in the Data Processing, Integration and Management group as Senior Geophysicist.

- Author/co-author of 11 scientific papers, 79 congress presentations and more than 40 technical reports.
- Guest editor of Marine Geophysical Researches Special Issue on Subsurface imaging and sediment characterisation in shallow water environments (2005).
- Guest Editor of EAGE Near Surface Geophysics Special Issue on Applied Marine Geophysics (2012).
- Reviewer for Marine Geophysical Researches, Near Surface Geophysics, Marine Geology, Journal of Applied Geophysics, Computers and Geoscience.
- Member for Italy at ECORD (European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling) Council, 2008-2010. Council Chair October 2009 – March 2010.
- Member of SEG and EAGE

Skills & Interests: 

Seismic data processing
High resolution applied marine geophysics
Near surface and static corrections for land and marine seismic data.
System administration and support for seismic processing, interpretation and mapping packages.
Recovery, reconstruction and repopulation of vintage seismic data.

Major projects: 

VHR3D (Very High Resolution Marine 3D Seismic Method for Detailed Site Investigation)

SEISCANEX (Developing a European Facility to Re-use Seismic Data)

SEAHELLARC (Seismic and Tsunami Risk Assessment and mitigation scenarios in the western Hellenic Arc). 

SDLS (Antarctic Seismic Data Library System for collaborative research).

Spoken languages: 
English (mother tongue), Italian