Recent Projects

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

The proposed project addresses cyclostratigraphy and a floating astronomical time scale for the Campanian stage, based on four continuous cyclic limestone-marl records in the Tethys, i.e. two sections in Austria and two sections in Turkey.

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

The Molasse project focuses on Lower Miocene reservoir sands in the eastern Molasse Basin of Lower Austria: the Eggenburgian sands (Eggenburg Group; Eggenburgian stage, Early Miocene) and the Oncophora beds (Traisen Formation, late Ottnangian, Early Miocene).
Integrated methods will be used including sedimentology, stratigraphy, sedimentary petrology, seismic interpretation and structural geology.

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".