Rémi Charton, PhD

Basin and hinterland geologist

NARG | North Africa Research Group

TUDelft & University of Manchester


My expertise lies in the utilization of Low-Temperature Thermochronology results (i.e., a set of geo-thermo-chronometers routinely applied to constrain vertical movements), which I combine with more traditional geoscientific fields (e.g., sedimentology, structural geology, geophysics, etc.…) and tools (e.g., fieldwork, GIS, numerical modelling, etc.…). In my own words, I brand myself as a 'basin and hinterland geologist'.

My Ph.D. project was focusing on past vertical movements of the NW African continental crust that are characterized by i) km-scale amplitudes, ii) a lack of supporting events in the geological record, iii) resulting eroded material exported to the offshore domains. My post-doc had a research and a technical component. The North Africa Research Group, a U.K. based group of academics and industry sponsors led by prof. J. Redfern, funded both years of the post-doc. During this period, I pursued the investigation of vertical movements and their resulting sedimentary source-to-sink systems in NW Africa, while also building a corporate GIS database for the North Africa Research Group: the NARG GIS database.

In terms of scientific outputs, I favor publishing in Open Access and I am a fervent user of preprints, via the young Earth arXiv platform.


E-mail: r.j.g.charton (at) tudelft.nl

orcid.org: 0000-0002-0064-256X


Post-doc | 2018-2020 | Regional Geology | North Africa Research Group | UK

Ph.D. | 2018 | Applied Geology | Delft University of Technology | NL

M.Sc. | 2013 | Sedimentology | Université de Bourgogne+Universitetet i Tromsø | FR+NO

B.Sc. | 2011 | Geology | Université de Bourgogne | FR