The SEAMSTRESS project was granted funding in 2018, and is supported by the Tromsø Research Foundation and the Norwegian Research Council through their awards for young research talents. The aim of the project is to quantify regional stress in the Fram Strait and the effect on near-surface deformation and seepage across the continental margins. Andreia’s main research subjects are seafloor natural gas seepage and gas hydrate systems, focusing on the geological controls that trigger and sustain seepage, gas chimney morphology and the evolution of hydrate systems.
She holds a PhD degree (2010) in marine geophysics from the Department of Geosciences at UiT The Arctic University of Norway and a MSc degree in petroleum geology from the IFP School in France. Her PhD was centered on the integration of seismic methods for the study of shallow gas distribution and gas hydrate systems on the passive Norwegian continental margin. She went to New Zealand for a two years post-doctoral fellowship at GNS Science in Wellington, where she investigated fluid flow and gas hydrates systems in active subduction margin settings.