Current Projects

UNESCO/IUGS IGCP 609 - Project on sea-level changes in a greenhouse climate

The International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) of UNESCO and IUGS (International Union of Geosciences) funded the five year project IGCP609 on "Climate-environmental deteriorations during greenhouse phases: Causes and consequences of short-term Cretaceous sea-level changes".

Cyclostratigraphy and the astronomical time scale for the Tethyan Campanian (Late Cretaceous) [CampOC]

The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) project P24044-N24 on "Cyclostratigraphy and the astronomical time scale for the Tethyan Campanian (Late Cretaceous)" [Short title: Campanian Orbital Cyclostratigraphy - CampOC] by Michael Wagreich started in 2012. The project addresses cyclostratigraphy and a floating astronomical time scale for the Campanian stage, based on cyclic limestone-marl records in the Tethys, primarily in Turkey and Austria.

Regional Tectonics, Sedimentation and Chronology of the Molasse Basin in Eastern Austria" (OMV Molasse Project)

This project, funded by OMV E & P, investigates two sandy intervals within the eastern part of the Austrian Molasse Basin in Lower Austria, namely the Eggenburgian and Ottnangian sands. The project aims at provenance analysis, facies evaluation, and the interpretation of sedimentary environments and the geometry of depositional systems for these brackish to deeper water strata. Methods applied include heavy mineral analysis using microprobe, and sediment geochemistry and chemostratigraphy.

The Anthropocene Surge - evolution, expansion and depth of Vienna’s urban environment

The project looks at the growth of anthropogenic influence in the urban environments of Vienna and it surroundings by applying classifications of anthropogenic sediments, evaluating geometry and topography, 3D models, geochemical methods to characterize the Anthropocene and historical maps.