MARCAN is a 5 year research project that investigates the role of offshore groundwater
in the geomorphic evolution of continental margins.

MARCAN is a Starting Grant project supported by the European Research Council.
It started in January 2017 and is led by the Marine Geology & Seafloor Surveying group
of the Department of Geosciences, University of Malta.


Groundwater as a geomorphic agent.

Offshore Hydrogeology

Topographically-driven meteoric recharge as an important driver of offshore groundwater systems.


MARCAN addresses the hypothesis that topographically-driven meteoric groundwater plays a key role in the geomorphic development of passive continental margins.