Dr Bartosz Kurjanski

Dr Bartosz Kurjanski
Dr Bartosz Kurjanski
Dr Bartosz Kurjanski

Interdisciplinary Fellow

Accepting PhDs

School of Geosciences


I am a geoscientist with interests in marine geology and geophysics, glaciogenic sediments, and landforms, GIS and remote sensing ultra high-resolution (UHRS) seismic data interpretation, seismic geomorphology, and interpretation uncertainty quantification. 

My interests include subsurface storage of hydrogen in salt caverns and porous rocks,  seabed mapping, and sediment mobility studies, and geoscience applied to energy transition with a particular focus on offshore wind energy and export cables.


BSc  in Geology - University of Gdansk, Poland

MSc Integrated Petroleum Geoscience - University of Aberdeen

PhD  in Geology - University of Aberdeen ( Glaciogenic Reservoirs Characterisation Using Geomorphology, Sedimentology and Near-Surface Geophysical Methods)

Industry experience:

Offshore surveyor/ marine geophysicist/ survey party chief - MEWO Offshore

Marine Geophysicist - Atkins (member of SNC Lavalin Group)

External Memberships

Geological Society of London (GSL) - Fellow

Society of Underwater Technology  (SUT)- Member

European Geosciences Union   (EGU) - Member

Quaternary Research Association (QRA) -Member

Scottish Alliance for Geosciences  (SAGES)- Member

Latest Publications

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Prizes and Awards

2018 - EGU Outstanding student PICO and sposter prize


Research Overview

My research interests include: marine geology, sediment mobility, glaciogenic landforms and sediments,   glacial processes and palaeoglacial reconstructions, Hydrogen storage in the subsurface, ultra-high resolution seismic (UHRS) data acquisition and interpretation, marine geophysical methods and seabed mapping. Recently I am focusing on applied marine geoscience with a particular interest in ground modeling on formerly glaciated continental margins for offshore wind energy developments (OWF arrays, cables, and landfall sites)

In my work, I integrate  geophysical methods (UHRS seismic, side scan sonar, MBES bathymetry , magnetics) with Sedimentology and geomorphological mapping.

Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in Geology and Geophysics, Geography and Environment.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.

Geology and Geophysics

Accepting PhDs

Geography and Environment

Accepting PhDs

Research Specialisms

  • Geological Hazards
  • Geology
  • Geomorphology
  • Geophysics
  • Glaciology and Cryospheric Systems

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Current Research

Current projects include:

1) Quantification of ground modeling uncertainty in glaciogenic settings based on 2D UHR seismic data in the Southern Baltic Sea-Implication for offshore wind developments

2) Reconstruction of Post LGM  Fennoscandian ice sheet margin dynamics in the southern Baltic using UHRS seismic data (in partnership with STREAMBAL Project)

3) Risk-based approach to reconstructing of post-glacial sea level oscillations and coastlines in Scotland and southern Baltic using  GIA models and high-resolution bathymetry: implications for archeological studies and geoengineering projects (cables and offshore wind farms)

4) Reconstruction of the late stage of deglaciation (post-LGM) in the central Barent Sea using high-resolution bathymetric data.

5) Feasibility of an automated approach to ice crevasses mapping using GPR, remote sensing, and machine learning. 

6) Reconstruction of mountain glaciations and equilibrium line altitudes in the Ural mountains.


Teaching Responsibilities

GL 4535- Geosciences and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

GP 3501 - Interpretation of Seismic Reflection Data

GG 3069 - Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems

GL 5546 - Applied, Industry and Research Geophysics

GL 4532 -  Integrative geology through fieldwork



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