Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993 – 1998
    Bio-engineer in Land and Forest Management, option Soil and Water Management, Ghent University, Belgium. Greatest Distinction

  • 1998 – 1999
    MSc Oceanography, University of Southampton, UK. Distinction

  • 1999 – 2003
    PhD in Marine Geology, Ghent University, Belgium

  • 2003 – 2004
    Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Southampton Oceanography Centre, UK. EU RTN project EURODOM

  • 2004 – 2005
    Post-doctoral Research Fellow, FWO (Fund for Scientific Research), Belgium

  • 2005 – 2007
    Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Marie Curie Fellowship, Southampton Oceanography Centre, UK. Project SEDCoral. Concurrently: Honorary Post-doctoral Research Fellow, FWO (Fund for Scientific Research), Belgium

  • 2007 – 2008
    Research Fellow, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK. Projects Oceans2025 (NERC) and HERMES (EU, FP6)

  • since 2008
    Senior Research Fellow, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK. Projects Oceans2025 (NERC), HERMIONE (EU, FP7), CODEMAP (ERC, Starting Grant)

Selected publications

  • Huvenne, Veerle A.I., Tyler, Paul A., Masson, Doug G., Fisher, Elizabeth H., Hauton, Chris, Hühnerbach, Veit, Le Bas, Timothy P. and Wolff, George A. (2011) A Picture on the Wall: Innovative Mapping Reveals Cold-Water Coral Refuge in Submarine Canyon. PLoS ONE, 6, (12), e28755. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028755)

  • Masson, D.G., Huvenne, V.A.I., de Stigter, H.C., Wolff, G.A., Kiriakoulakis, K., Arzola, R.G. and Blackbird, S. (2010) Efficient burial of carbon in a submarine canyon. Geology, 38, (9), 831-834. (doi:10.1130/G30895.1)

  • Huvenne, Veerle Ann Ida, Van Rooij, David, De Mol, Ben, Thierens, Mieke, O?Donnell, Rory and Foubert, Anneleen (2009) Sediment dynamics and palaeo-environmental context at key stages in the Challenger cold-water coral mound formation: Clues from sediment deposits at the mound base. Deep-Sea Research I, 56, (12), 2263-2280. (doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2009.08.003)

  • Kano, A., Ferdelman, T.G., Williams, T., Henriet, J-P., Ishikawa, T., Kawagoe, N., Takashima, C., Kakizaki, Y., Abe, K., Sakai, K., Browning, E.L., Li, X., Huvenne, V. and Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 307 Scientists (2007) Age constraints on the origin and growth history of a deep-water coral mound in the northeast Atlantic drilled during Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 307. Geology, 35, (11), 1051-1054. (doi:10.1130/G23917A.1)

  • Huvenne, Veerle A.I., McPhail, Stephen D., Wynn, Russell B., Furlong, Maaten and Stevenson, Peter (2009) Mapping giant scours in the deep ocean. EOS: Transactions American Geophysical Union, 90, (32), 274-275.

Complete list of publications

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Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Media coverage

  • Participated in more than 25 international research expeditions at sea, ranging from the NE Atlantic to the Antarctic. Acted as Principal Scientist on 2 voyages so far.

Additional qualifications

  • 1995 – 1998 Teacher Training, Ghent University, Belgium. Great Distinction


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