Mark Hannington

Mark Hannington is a Professor of Dynamics of the Ocean Floor in the research unit Magmatic and Hydrothermal Systems at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany. His research focus is on marine mineral resources and how underwater volcanoes deposit valuable minerals on the seafloor, including black smoker hydrothermal vents. Prof Hannington work has been extensively published in books and peer-reviewed scientific journals. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2012.