Off Sumatra

On a field trip to Simeulue Island off the coast of Sumatra, Prof. Kerry Sieh studying microatoll corals to put together a history of uplift caused by earthquakes in the region.

The September 2007 earthquake off the coast of Bengkulu, Indonesia, raised the coral reefs of South Pagai Island out of the water and washed up these Portuguese man o' war siphonophores minutes aft

The marine geophysical data collected during the 2015 MEGA-TERA expedition provide a unique window into the near-trench structure of the Sumatran accretionary wedge.

The Mentawai Gap — Tsunami Earthquake Risk Assessment (MEGA-TERA) project is a scientific expedition that aims to investigate the cause of tsunamis in the seismically active zone west of Siberut Is

The Mentawai Gap–Tsunami Earthquake Risk Assessment is a joint project between Schmidt Ocean Institute, the Earth Observatory of Singapore, the Indonesian Institute of Sciences, and the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris.

Lifted coral at Simeulue Island, Indonesia, 2005.

Helicopter reconnaissance after Mentawai earthquake and tsunami, Indonesia, 2010.

Sinking Mentawai Islands in Sumatra, Indonesia, 2010.

Illustration of waveglider motion

Barbot's team is developing geophysical marine robots to probe the deformation of the seafloor. The end goal is to extend geodetic measurements offshore to better understand earthquakes, tectonic processes and tsunami hazards.

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