Dr Lara Kalnins and colleagues from the University of Tasmania, University of Sydney, University of Glasgow, and James Cook University will board Australia’s oceanic research vessel Investigator in August 2019.
Researchers from the School of GeoSciences suggest that the discovery of magnetic particles found in dusty olivines of meteorites can hold a record of the magnetic fields in the solar system during its formation more than 4.6 billion years ago.
Based in, and supported by the School of Geosciences, the Edinburgh Ion Microprobe Facility (EIMF) is recognised internationally as an outstanding SIMS laboratory and widely regarded as the 'jewel in the crown' of UK National Facilities for the Earth and Environmental sciences.
Researchers from the universities of Edinburgh and Strathclyde, in partnership with the National Geosequestration Laboratory (CSIRO) in Australia, have identified the key challenges to using tracers for offshore monitoring, which should be the focus of future research.
Their work identified issues such as the potential lifespan of tracer chemicals over long timeframes http://www.sccs.org.uk/, tracer behaviour in marine sediments or CO2 bubble streams, possible legal constraints and environmental effects, and how best to sample the tracers.