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Dr Ruth Plets

Lecturer in Marine Science (Marine Geology)

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School of Geog & Environmental Scs


Environmental Sciences Research


Room G266 Cromore Road Coleraine Co. Londonderry BT52 1SA




  • PhD Marine Geophysics, University of Southampton, 2007
  • MSc Oceanography, University of Southampton, 2003
  • Masters in Geology, Ghent University, 2002

Teaching interests

Ruth teaches introductory geology and meteorology at undergraduate level on the geography and environmental science degree programmes.

Research interests

Ruth’s research has two sides to it: submerged landscapes and shipwreck archaeology. What links them is her interest in using high-resolution geophysical methods for underwater research.  Through seabed mapping, Ruth aims to gain a better understanding of what processes took place on the Irish continental shelf during and after the last Glacial Maximum. With regards to the shipwreck research, Ruth is interested in developing robust and innovative methodologies for the imaging and (3D) visualisation of shipwrecks.