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European marine sediment information network

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Reference no: MAS3980182
Period: December 1998 till October 2000
Status: Completed

Institutes (15)  Top | Datasets 
  • European Commission; Fourth Framework Programme; MAST III: Supporting initiatives (MAST III), more, sponsor
  • Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration (IGME), more, co-ordinator
  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), more
  • Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières (BRGM), more
  • European Union; EUROGEOSURVEYS, the Association of the Geological Surveys (EUROGEOSURVEYS), more
  • Geologian tutkimuskeskus; Research Development Division, more
  • Marine Information Service (MARIS), more
  • Geological Survey of Sweden; Division of Marine Geology, more
  • The Danish Ministry of the Environment; Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), more
  • Netherlands Institute of Applied Geoscience (TNO-NITG), more
  • Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen; Belgische Geologische Dienst (BGD/GSB), more
  • Spanish Geomining and Technological Institute (ITGE), more
  • Geological and Mining Institute; Marine Geology Department (DMG), more
  • Geological Survey of Ireland; Department of Marine, Communications and Natural Resources, more
  • Department for National Technical Services; Geological Survey of Italy (SGN), more

The European Marine Sediment Information Network (EUMARSIN) project was established in November 1998 with the support of the European Commission Marine Science and Technology (MAST) programme of the fourth framework programme. During the project, the 16 partner organisations developed a public-domain meta-database network, designed to give wide access to information already obtained from their work in the European Seas, but which had not been fully integrated into a single European system.

The information was based on the marine sediment meta-data banks of the Geological Surveys of the EU countries and Norway, which intitial estimates considered to represent about 140,000 sample points. The meta-database consists of sedimentological, bathymetric and analytical data, e.g. geochemical analyses, which will enable first approach studies for a wide variety of users. Users are able to access information concerning the nature and quality of seabed sediments by identifying the sources where the required data are stored.

Datasets (2)  Top | Institutes 
  • EUMARSIN Database, more
  • EU-SEASED database, more

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