Geocoastal Research Group
The University of Sydney
Serena Yeung is an Honours student with the Geocoastal Research Group within the School of Geosciences at the University of Sydney, Australia. She completed her Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Geology & Geophysics and Marine Science) at the University of Sydney in 2015. Under the supervision of A/Prof Tom Hubble and Dr Samantha Clarke, Serena’s Honours project is part of a long term study investigating the geological, sedimentary and geotechnical characteristics of submarine landslides on the southeast Australian margin. By examining gravity cores, bathymetric data and seismic data collected onboard the RV Southern Surveyor, her research aims to gain an enhanced understanding of the frequency, causes and potentially hazardous consequences of submarine landslide events. This will involve gaining experience in core splitting, core logging, geotechnical testing, sediment characterisation testing such as loss on ignition (LOI) and radiocarbon dating, and multibeam bathymetry visualisation and analysis.
Serena’s broad interests lie in remote sensing, GIS, oceans and the geology of continental margins. Serena has technical experience in processing multibeam bathymetry and acoustic backscatter (from Kongsberg systems EM710, EM300, EM3002, EM2040c and Geoswath), geospatial data management, and GIS/spatial analysis. She has previously worked as a research assistant with the EarthByte Group within the School of Geosciences at the University of Sydney for over two years, and as a summer vacation scholar with the Geophysical Survey and Mapping team at CSIRO in Hobart, Australia.