Research and Development

SANDs personnel have extensive experience in undertaking research and development projects taking projects to the highest peer reviewed academic level to ensure full confidence in results while developing commercially viable solutions.

Dr Mark Vardy is a is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Southampton (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton) where he is developing high-resolution marine seismic acquisition and processing methodologies. Mark was a co-designer of the Kongsberg GeoChirp 3D, a project he is still actively involved in, and has written numerous seismic processing algorithms. He is currently leading research in distinguishing sediment types using seismics.

Dr Luke Pinson has developed ground breaking new seismic techniques which have been peer reviewed to the highest level and worked on the commercial development of AUVs for work in the Oil and Gas sector.

Richard Hamilton specialises in the implementation of new technologies he has lead the development of new industry standard UXO survey methods and the implementation of new shallow seismic technologies.

Please contact us if you have a research project SAND can help with.