Kiel Marine Science

Dr. Felix Gross

Otto-Hahn-Platz 1, 24118 Kiel
Phone: +49 431 880 6595

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After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Geosciences from Albert-Ludwig-University Freiburg, Felix Gross moved to Kiel, where he strengthened his scientific profile with a Master’s degree in Marine Geosciences at Kiel University (CAU). Since 2015, he holds a PhD in Marine Geophysics which he conducted at Kiel University and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research within a project funded by the Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean”. Afterwards, he started to work as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Geosciences at Kiel University. Since 2019, he is the group leader of the working group ‘Marine Geohazards at the Center for Ocean and Society, a platform of Kiel Marine Sciences (KMS). His major research topic is the analysis and assessment of shoreline-crossing geological structures and processes, which can lead to marine geohazards like landslides, earthquakes and tsunamis. His particular interest are integrative studies, which include a holistic approach from hazard identification to hazard assessment. Felix Gross participates in a variety of international projects and seagoing expeditions on large research vessels.

Research questions

  • Which geological settings and processes initiated catastrophic landslides, earthquakes and tsunamis in Earth’s history?
  • How does the architecture of continental shelves and volcanic flanks favor the failure of large masses? How can these failures generate Tsunamis?
  • How can we use findings from geological archives of marine geohazards for future hazard evaluation?
  • What are the interfaces between hazard identification and hazard evaluation/assessment? How can we connect these interfaces?
  • How can submarine geohazards be monitored in-situ and how can this information be used for early-warning systems?
  • How can findings based on natural science research be translated and transferred into other disciplines and society?
  • Which tools are available for the visualization and communication of geoscientific findings? How can these tools be implemented and communicated?
Current Research

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