Quentin Huggett


Reading University, UK (1990)

  • Ph.D. Sedimentology & Geophysics. “Small scale sedimentary features in the deep ocean and their effect on sidescan sonar images”

University of London, UK. 1979

  • B.Sc. Geology (Honours)


GEOTEK Ltd, Daventry, UK. Service Director (1994 – present)

  • Managed environmental surveys and geohazard investigations, including Strategic Environmental Assessments of the UK Exclusive Economic Zone.
  • Developed & manufactured laboratory and in situ instrumentation for the analysis of deep sea sediments.

Institute of Oceanographic Sciences, Deacon Laboratory (1980 – 1994)

  • 1991-1994: Manager of Geophysical Surveys.
  • 1980-1991: Marine Geologist studying radioactive waste disposal, conducting EEZ surveys around the USA, Ph.D. supervision.

General Professional Interests and Activities

Offshore Experience

Over 30 ocean-going expeditions world wide on academic and commercial oceanographic research, survey, drilling, and deep submersible vessels.

Selected References

quentin_huggett_02_250x264Coles RW, Huggett QJ. 1994. Project ISIS: the collaborative development of the Deepscan 60 bathymetric swathe imaging side-scan sonar system. In: Oceanology International 94: the global ocean. Conference proceedings. 4. Kingston upon Thames: Spearhead Exhibitions.

Huggett QJ. 1993. Decommissioning of platforms- a deep ocean option. In: Decommissioning and Removal of Offshore Structures, Crossland B (ed). Conference Proceedings. London: IBC Technical Services Ltd.

Somers ML, Beale R, Campbell JM, Bishop DG, Harris AJK, Le Bas TP, Huggett QJ, Gray AJ. 1993. GLORIA upgraded – phase difference bathymetry with a linear FM pulse of large BT product. (Abstract). EOS: Transactions Supplement 74(43):342.

Somers ML, Huggett QJ. 1993. From GLORIA to GLORI-B: new upgrades add Swath bathymetry to 20-year-old GLORIA reconnaissance sonar images. Sea Technology 34(6):64-68.

Masson DG, Huggett QJ, Brunsden D. 1993. The surface texture of the Saharan Debris Flow deposit and some speculations on submarine debris flow processes. Sedimentology 40(3):583-598.

Masson DG, Kidd RB, Gardner JV, Huggett QJ, Weaver PPE. 1992. Saharan continental rise: facies distribution and sediment slides. In: Geologic evolution of the Atlantic continental rises, Poag CW, de Graciansky PA (eds). New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. pp.327-343.

Huggett QJ, Cooper AK, Somers ML, Stubbs AR. 1992. Interference fringes on GLORIA side-scan sonar images from the Bering Sea and their implications. Marine Geophysical Researches 14(1):47-63.

Huggett QJ, Millard NW. 1992. Towed ocean bottom instrument TOBI, a new deep-towed platform for side-scan sonar and other geophysical surveys. In: OI92: Oceanology International 92, Exhibition and conference: conference proceedings. 2. Kingston-upon-Thames: Spearhead Exhibitions.

EEZ-SCAN 87 SCIENTIFIC STAFF, including Huggett QJ. 1991. Atlas of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone: Atlantic continental margin. United States Geological Survey, Miscellaneous Investigations Series I-2054, 174p.

Huggett QJ. 1990. Long-range underwater photography in the deep ocean. Marine Geophysical Researches 12(1/2):69-81.

Huggett QJ, Somers ML. 1988. Possibilities of using the GLORIA system for manganese nodule assessment. Marine Geophysical Researches 9(3):255-264.

Dillon WP, Scanlon KM, Valentine PC, Huggett QJ. 1988. Deep-sea erosion of a carbonate platform margin – the Blake Escarpment. In, GSA 1988 Centennial Celebration. Abstracts with Programs Geological Society of America, 20(7). pp. A130.

Karl HA, Gardner JV, Huggett QJ. 1987. GLORIA images of Zhemchug Canyon and Bering channel-fan system, Bering Sea. US Geological Survey Circular 998. pp. 147-151.

Huggett QJ. 1987. Mapping of hemipelagic versus turbiditic muds by feeding tracers observed in deep-sea photographs. In: Geology and Geochemistry of Abyssal Plains, Weaver PPE, Thomson J(Eds). Geological Society Special Publication 31:105-112.

EEZ-SCAN 85 SCIENTIFIC STAFF, including Hugget QJ. 1987. Atlas of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone, Gulf of Mexico and eastern Caribbean areas. (Part A. Gulf of Mexico. Part B. Eastern Caribbean) US Geological Survey, Miscellaneous Investigations Series 1-1864-A, B. 163p.

Billett DSM, Hansen B, Huggett QJ. 1985. Pelagic holothurioidea (Echinodermata) of the Northeast Atlantic. In: Echinodermata, Keegan BF and O’Connor BDS (eds). Rotterdam: A.A.Balkema. pp.399-411.