Bachelor of Science in Geology (University of Greifswald)
Master of Science in Geoscience (TU Bergakademie Freiberg)

Project title:

Understanding tsunami sources and frequency in northern Tonga

Project description:

This project investigates Niuatoputapu, a Tongan island vulnerable to tsunamis and storms. We will analyse past geological changes and sediment deposits to reconstruct the island's history of these natural disasters. By combining this information with historical data, we hope to gain valuable insights into Niuatoputapu's geological evolution and improve our understanding of island formation and natural hazard dynamics in the Pacific, particularly for areas prone to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, and cyclones.


Grant: "Finding the sources of tsunamis in Southwest Pacific: A case study on Niuatoputapu, Tonga" by the Australia & Pacific Science Foundation


Dr Annie LauProf Jamie ShulmeisterAssoc Prof Chris Roelfsema