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Genesis of deep-sea carbonate reefs in the Porcupine Basin (Ireland) and relation to methane migration: implications for fossil counterparts

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Dutch title: Genese van diepzeeriffen in het Porcupine bekken (Ierland) in relatie met methaan migratie en de implicatie voor fossiele equivalenten
Reference no: P102/178W0498
Period: October 1997 till September 2001
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Geochemical surveys; Methane; Seismic profiles; Underwater acoustics
Geographical terms: ANE, North Sea, Southern Bight [Marine Regions]; ANE, Porcupine Seabight [Marine Regions]

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  • Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Geologie; Renard Centre of Marine Geology (RCMG), more, co-ordinator
  • Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Economie, Wetenschap en Innovatie; Agentschap voor Innovatie door Wetenschap en Technologie (IWT), more, sponsor

The present study will focus on the interpretation of geophysical data - seismic and sice scan sonar - in particular on the 'Hovland' mounds in Porcupine Basin. Sedimentological of sediments will characterise the different mound components, biogenic and inorganic. Geochemical research will help to evaluate to which extent gas leaks create an environment that is suitable for mound genesis.

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