Prof Andy Wheeler

Prof Andy Wheeler

Professor of Geology
Head of Geology
Co-PI Marine Spoke, Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences (iCRAG)

Contact: a.wheeler@ucc.ie | +353 490 4577

Biography

Prof. Wheeler is Head of the School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Professor of Geology, co-PI with joint responsibility for the Marine in the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences (iCRAG) and a member of the Royal Irish Academy Geosciences & Geographical Sciences Committee.

Research activities include marine geology with an emphasis on benthic boundary layer sedimentary processes, offshore Quaternary geology and seabed mapping (SSS, MBES, ROVs). Prof. Wheeler has a special focus on the geology of deep-water coral carbonate mounds and continental margins (slides, canyons, contourites) as well as shelf-sea sediment transport processes and offshore banks (Irish Sea). Prof. Wheeler has expertise in geophysical processing and core analysis (especially PSA) and collaborates with biologists (habitat mapping), GIS experts, offshore renewable energy providers and archaeologists (shipwrecks).

Prof. Wheeler has strong links to the ERI and MaREI in UCC.

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