Kerry J. Campbell

Society for Underwater Technology in the U.S.

Kerry J. Campbell began his professional career in 1968 as a Research Geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey mapping glacial and Holocene deposits in New England.  Subsequently, he helped pioneer sea-ice and permafrost surveys in the Arctic using radar profilers.  Until his retirement in 2020, he was a marine engineering geoscientist with Fugro and predecessor companies for some 46 years.  Mr. Campbell’s specific areas of expertise include interpretation of marine high-resolution seismic data for shallow hazard and engineering purposes for both shallow and deepwater sites scattered around the world, including sites offshore North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia.  He has also helped pioneer integrated, multi-disciplinary studies of offshore geohazards and soils, the use of 3-D exploration seismic data for drilling hazards assessment and preliminary engineering-geologic assessment of deepwater areas, and assessment of gas hydrates as a potential geohazard.
Mr. Campbell is author or co-author of some 45 technical publications in geology, geophysics, and engineering geology. He holds BS and MS degrees in geology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has been an invited lecturer at the University of Texas-Austin, Texas A&M-Galveston, and Rice University. Mr. Campbell is a Licensed Professional Geologist or Geoscientist in Alaska and Texas. He is a Fellow of the Society for Underwater Technology and a member of several other professional organizations. Mr. Campbell is currently an independent consultant.

Current Position at SUT
OSIG Member, Short Courses, Learning Seminars & Webinars Committee


BS in Geology, UMass-Amherst, 1968
Masters in Geology, UMass-Amherst, 1975

Professional Interests

Marine Engineering Geology

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