Dr Ruth Plets

Lecturer in Marine Science (Marine Geology)

School of Geog & Environmental Scs
Research Institute
Environmental Sciences Research Institute
Coleraine campus
+44 28 7012 4961
Room G266
Cromore Road
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.

Research Opportunities with Dr Ruth Plets

Title Closing Date  
Fluctuations in the North Atlantic Ocean circulation from the last glaciation to modern day Self-funded MRes Opportunity Saturday 29 June 2019 View Details

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