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Uri ten Brink

Research Scientist
U.S. Geological Survey

Uri ten Brink is a research geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Adjunct Scientist wirh the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and professor and chairman of the department of Marine Geosciences at the University of Haifa. His research interests are in tectonic processes shaping continental margins in regions characterized by strike-slip motion, rifting, subduction, and large sediment loads, and on the effects of tectonic and sedimentary processes and properties on earthquake, landslide, and tsunami hazards. He is also interested in mentoring young scientists and promoting the next genration of marine geo-scientists

Dr. ten Brink graduated with a B.Sc. in geology and physics form the Hebrew University in 1980, and a Ph.D.  in marine geophysics from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University in 1986. He did post-doctoral research at Tel Aviv University (1987) and at Stanford University (1988-1990).


Uri participated in the following Ocean Exploration Trust expeditions:

Selected Publications


ten Brink, U., Chaytor, J. Flores; C., Wei; Y., Detmer, S., Lucas, L., Andrews, B., and Georgiopoulou, A. (2023). Seafloor Observations Eliminate a Landslide as the Source of the 1918 Puerto Rico Tsunami . Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America…