Participant of COCARDE Network


University of Barcelona

Logo_GRC-GMGRC-GM (Grup de Recerca Consolidat en Geociències Marines) has been involved in dozens of oceanographic cruises in oceans all over the world, using a wide range of geophysical techniques, sampling tools, and long term monitoring devices. GRC-GM has recognized expertise in bathymetry data acquisition and processing, combined with HR and VHR seismic reflection profiling. GRC-GM is also renowned by its excellence on research of past climate changes using a variety of sedimentary and geochemical proxies. Long-term and high frequency monitoring experiments of the marine environment using networks of moored-arrays with currentmeter/sediment traps pairs have been completed successfully in many regions in the Mediterranean, the Atlantic and off Antarctica. GRC-GM uses large and mid-size oceanographic vessels, and manned submersibles, either by its own or in the frame of international scientific cooperation. Further information:



A detailed list of research projects in which GRC-GM is involed can be viewed under



The facilities available at GRC-GM are:




Ben De Mol


Related Publications

Copard, K., Colina, C., Douville, E., Freiwald, A., Gudmundsson, G., De Mol, B., Frank, N. (2010) Nd isotopes in deep-sea corals in the Northeastern Atlantic. Quaternary Science Review Online.
Urgeles, R., Camerlenghi, A., García-Castellanos, D., De Mol, B., Garcés, M., Vergés, J., Haslam, I., Hardman, M. (2010) New constraints on the Messinian sealevel drawdown from 3D seismic data of the Ebro Margin, Iberian Peninsula, and implications for the evolution of the Ebro Basin. Basin Research 22, 1-23.
Huvenne, V.A.I., Van Rooij, D., De Mol, B., Thierens, M., O´Donnell, R., Foubert, A. (2010) Sediment dynamics on and around the intial Challenger Mound a cold-water coral carbonate mound in the Porcupine Seabight, NE Atlantic. Deep-Sea Research I 56(12), 2263-2280.
Taviani, M., Vertino, A., Savini, A., Remia, A., López Correa, M., Montagna, P., De Mol, B., Alves, T., Angeletti, L., Zibrowius, H., Salomidi, M., Ritt, B., Henry, P. (in review) Pleistocene to recent deep-water corals in the Eastern Mediterranean. Facies.
Cattaneo, A., Minisini, D., Asioli, A., De Mol, B., Taviani, M., Remia, A., Canals, M., Lafuerza, S., Lastras, G. (in review) Age and stratigraphic constraints on the emplacement of Ana Slide (Ibiza Channel, Western Mediterranean). International Journal of Earth Sciences.
Urgeles, R., Cattaneo, A., De Mol, B., Liquete, C., Puig, P., Sultan, N. (in review) A review of undulated sediment features on Mediterranean prodeltas: distinguishing sediment transport structures from sediment deformation. Marine Geophysical Researches.
Lastras, G., Canals, M. Amblas, D., Lavoie, C., Church, I., De Mol, B., Duran, R., Calafat, A.M., Hughes-Clarke, J.E., Smith, C.J., Heussner, S., and "Euroleón" cruise shipboard party (in review) Geomorphology of Blanes and La Fonera canyon heads, western Mediterranean Sea. Marine Geology.



Urgeles, R., De Mol, B., Puig, P., De Batist, M., Hughes-Clarke, J.E., Arraix shipboard party (2009) Sediment undulations on the Llobregat prodelta: Signs of early slope instability or sedimentary bedforms? Rend. online Soc. Geol. It. 7, 102- 106.
Canals, M., De Mol, B. (2009) Results from the European Deep Ocean Margins Research Training Network. International Journal of Earth Sciences 98(4), 715-720.
De Mol, B., Huvenne, V.A.I., Canals M. (2009) Are cold-water coral banks related to submarine landslides? A review. International Journal of Earth Sciences 98(4), 885-899.
De Mol, B., Querol, N., Davies, A.J., Schäfer, A., Foglini, F., Gonzales-Mirelis, G., Kopke, K., Dunne, D., Schewe, I., Trincardi, F., Canals, M. (2009) HERMES-GIS: a tool connecting scientists and policymakers. Oceanography, 22 144-153.
Grehan, A.J., van den Hove, S., Armstrong, C.W., Long, R., van Rensburg, T., Gunn, V., Mikkelsen, E., De Mol, B., Hain, S. (2009) HERMES: Promoting an Ecosystem Approach to the Sustainable Use and Governance of Deep-Water Resources. Oceanography 22, 154-165.