Dr Geoffroy Lamarche is Principal Scientist Marine Geology and Geophysics at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) Ltd, in Wellington, and Associate-Professor at the School of Environment, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
His research interests focus on the natural processes that affect the seafloor, in particular those associated with the active geological deformation that affects the continental shelf and deep ocean floor in the Southwest Pacific region, including natural geological hazards, benthic habitat mapping and deep seabed resources.
Geoffroy has led many international collaborative scientific projects with research groups in New Caledonia, France, Australia, the USA, Germany and the UK. He has led several geological and geophysical scientific surveys in high seas around New Zealand and has published more than 60 articles in international peer-reviewed journals. In 2015, Geoffroy was awarded the French National Order of Merit for his work toward strengthening France-New Zealand collaboration in research science.
He graduated with a PhD from the University of Grenoble, France in 1987.