Professor Gregory F. Moore

Ph.D., Cornell University, 1977; M.A., The Johns Hopkins University, 1974; B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1973.
Professor Gregory Moore is a Professor and former Chair of the Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Hawaii. He spent four and a half years on the research staff at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, one and a half years as research geologist at Cities Service Research Lab, and 5 years as an associate professor at the University of Tulsa before joining the University of Hawaii faculty in 1989. While at the University of Hawaii, he has participated in several oceanographic expeditions, including six cruises for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) (two as co-chief scientist). He is a member of the IODP Nankai Trough Seismogenic Zone Experiment (NanTroSEIZE) Project Coordination Team. He is a fellow of the Geological Society of America, and a member of the American Geophysical Union, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. During 2006-2008, Professor Moore worked at JAMSTEC in Yokohama, Japan as Advisor to Asahiko Taira, Director General of the Center for Deep Earth Exploration (CDEX).
Professor Moore's main research interest is in the highly deformed belts of rock that develop along convergent plate margins. This is, in large part, a study of the processes responsible for mountain building and for the generation of continental crust, relying on marine geological and geophysical remote sensing techniques such as seismic reflection profiling, high-resolution multibeam bathymetric mapping, and ocean drilling.
In 2013, Professor Moore began a study of the geology of western Myanmar, including Ramree and Cheduba Islands that were known to have large mud volcanoes. Professor Moore is also studying the mud volcanoes along the seaward margin of Kumano Basin, Nankai Trough. Recent research projects include Multi-scale Seismic Imaging of the Mariana Subduction Factory, Synthesis of seismic reflection data in the Nankai Trough, 3-D Seismic Investigation of the Sediment-to-Rock Transition and Its relationship to Nankai Subduction Seismicity, and Seismic Reflection study of giant landsliding on the flanks of Kilauea, Ko`olau and Wai`anae volcanoes, Hawaii.