Profil de Gérôme Calvès

meander belt - seismic amplitude

Email :

Téléphone / phone: 0033 0561332598

Bureau / office : F048 - rdc GET

Institution : UPS

Statut / status: Enseignant chercheur

Adresse professionnelle / address:

14 avenue Edouard Belin
31400 Toulouse

Site perso / personal website :


Sedimentary basin analysis,

sedimentology (clastics/carbonates),

seismic stratigraphy,

sequence stratigraphy,

borehole logging and wireline interpretation for stratigraphy to reservoir scale studies, geology and natural resources.



What I do research wise:

Current research projects locations:
Peru, West India, Madagascar, Central Atlantic margins, East Africa margins with topics as listed below
> Basin genesis and evolution,
> Outcrop and subsurface reservoir analogue,
> Source to sink, perspective from flux of solid sediment at various time scales, kyr to Myr, estimation of source denudation-erosion,
> Carbonates factory in tropical environment and relation to sea level variations and vertical dynamic of Earth surface,
> Fluid flow in sedimentary basins (DHI, gas hydrates, mud volcano).


Teaching department:



License L2 STE - Base de sédimentologie (EDSTA3F1)

UPSSITECH 1A GCGEO - Géologie (EL6UGG41) - Terrain (EL6UGG42)

License L3 STE Géoressources : eau, minéraux, pétrole (ELSTA6C1)


M1 STPE Géologie des bassins sédimentaires (EMSTT2E1)


Main/Recent publications

Fore-arc seafloor unconformities and geology: Insight from 3-D seismic geomorphology analysis, Peru

G-Cubed; doi:10.1002/2017GC007036

Seismic evidence of gas hydrates, multiple BSRs and fluid flow offshore Tumbes Basin, Peru

Marine Geophysical Research; doi:10.1007/s11001-017-9319-2

Giant fossil mass wasting off the coast of West India: The Nataraja submarine slide,

EPSL; doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.10.022.

Seismic volcanostratigraphy of the western Indian rifted margin: The pre-Deccan igneous province

JGR-SE; doi:10.1029/2010JB000862

Correlation of Himalayan exhumation rates and Asian monsoon intensity

Nature Geo; doi:10.1038/ngeo351

Inferring denudation variations from the sediment record; an example of the last glacial cycle record of the Golo Basin and watershed, East Corsica, western Mediterranean sea

Basin Research; doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2012.00556.x

New evidence for the origin of the Porcupine Median Volcanic Ridge: Early Cretaceous volcanism in the Porcupine Basin, Atlantic margin of Ireland

G-Cubed; doi:10.1029/2011GC003852


Tectonics of the Deccan Large Igneous Province, SP445

Ed.: S. Mukherjee, A. A. Misra, G. Calvès and M. Nemčok

Virtual Seismic Atlas


Phd students:

Ysabel Calderon

(PeruPetro - IRD)

2011 - 2017

Antoine Delaunay

(Université Rennes 1 - PAMELA)

2014 - 2017

Yannick Mourlot

(Université Toulouse 3 - Total)

2015 - 2018




On the stove:


Contourite drift -

Humboldt Current System ( HCS)

Gas hydrates resources

offshore Peru

caption of US Navy original map

What I do teaching wise:

> Anything related to outcrop studies and use of observations (field mapping, geomorphology, sedimentary logging...),
> Stratigraphy and Sedimentology (Facies analysis, Sequence stratigraphy, Regional correlation...),
> Basin analysis (Geol-Geophysics, from regional exploration to reservoir study),
> Quantitative Earth-Surface processes...source to sink


University of Manchester, UPPA, LSU, Université Rennes 1.

Institut Carnot ISIFOR.

Reviewer for

ANR, Geschäftsstelle des Gutachterpanels Forschungsschiffe (GPF).

AAPG Bulletin, EPSL, ESR, Tectonophysics, Basin Research, Geology, Marine Petroleum Geology, Marine Geology, Marine Geophysical Research, Interpretation, Geological Society of London, Tectonics, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica del Perú, Journal of African Earth Sciences.

Educational Software Grants and Programs

We would like to thank the following companies for their educational software grants that allow us to do state-of-the art seismic reflection processing and interpretation: IHS-Kingdom, dGB Earth Sciences - OpendTect, Geoteric, and PaleoScan Software | Eliis.

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