John Shaw

Research Scientist

Current research and/or projects

I have worked for the Geological Survey of Canada since 1989, conducting research on Canada's coasts and continental shelves.  With colleagues I pioneered the use of multibeam sonar as a geological mapping tool, and am currently mapping off British Columbia.  I have authored 58 departmental publications, 62 journal papers, 84 departmental publications (limited refereeing), and 230 un-refereed publications. 



Research and/or project statements

Currently I am engaged in mapping the fjords of British Columbia to assess tsunami risk from submarine slope failure and also to reevaluate the dynamics of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet in the region.

Education and awards

Post-doctoral fellow, Atlantic Geoscience Centre, NRCan, 1986.

Ph.D. and M.Sc., University of Ulster, Northern Ireland.

B.Sc., Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland.


Research facility

1 Challenger Drive
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4A2