Adam Robinson – PhD student – Durham University


Adam Robinson – 24

PhD student – Durham University

Adam works with the Ocean Bottom Instrument team building the OBS, takes part in watch keeping and the processing of the swath (the scan of the ocean floor). Adam also has MMO training.

Adam’s PhD uses many of the same techniques as on this expedition. He is researching a chain of volcanoes near Tonga. The area is particularly interesting to scientists as the volcanoes are next to a subduction zone and there are fewer earthquakes here than further along the trench


A levels: maths, further maths, physics, chemistry and geography

M Earth Sci – Earth Sciences – Oxford University

Currently working on his PhD at Durham.


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