Uri ten Brink

My research focuses on quantifying tectonic and morphological processes and their impacts on the assessments of tsunami, landslide, and earthquake hazards. I am also interested in bridging gaps between disciplines in earth sciences. I am the Project Chief of the USGS Marine Geohazards Sources and Probability Project and in charge of the USGS Ocean Bottom Seismometers.



1981-1986       Ph.D.   Geological Sciences Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

1977-1980       B.Sc.   Geology and Physics, The Hebrew University, Israel


1991-present    Research geophysicist, USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

2015-2019        Editor in Chief, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth

1999-present    Adjunct Scientist, The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

2013-2016       Professor and Chairman, Department of Marine Geosciences, University of Haifa

2016-present   Affiliate Professor, University of Haifa

1991-1996       Consulting Associate Professor, Stanford University

1987-1991       Post-doctoral scholar, Stanford University

1986-1987       Post-doctoral scholar, Tel Aviv University


41 cruises (26 as chief scientist)

3 over-ice land traverses, Antarctica (co-chief scientist)

4 Airborne magnetic, land gravity, and land seismic surveys (co-chief scientist)


2016 – Fellow, American Geophysical Union

2010 – Senior Scientist (ST), Federal government

2007/8 – Distinguished Lecturer – Seismological Society of America/ IRIS

1996 - Fellow, Geological Society of America

1990 - Royal Society of New Zealand annual prize for Geophysics                                            

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