I, Kate Alyse Waghorn, am a PhD student studying the relationship between Mid-Ocean Spreading Ridge Dynamics and Fluid Migration Systems in marine settings. I am originally from New Zealand, and moved to Norway in 2014 to pursue a PhD. I completed my Master Degree in Geophysics however I have always been passionate about geology. As my current research area is in a marine setting, we don’t get to actually see the rocks we study – but many of the rocks we see around Norway today were once upon a time at the bottom of the ocean.

The nature surrounding us is pretty amazing, and – in my opinion -geology is the foundation upon which our world is based. So what better than to write about my experience of the world from a geology perspective?!