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Late-Cenozoïc evolution of the Southern Porcupine Basin, SW off Ireland: Seismic stratigraphy and sedimentary dynamics of a passive periglacial margin

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Reference no: P102/178W1000
Period: January 2000 till December 2001
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Continental margins; Offshore; Physical oceanography; Seismic profiles; Side scan sonar; Stratigraphy; 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

Abstract:
The main interest lies in the present and past evolution of bottom currents on the Eastern slope of the Porcupine Seabight. For this study, a multitude of tools will be used:

1) Very high-resolution single-channel sparker seismics
2) Multi-channel industrial seismics
3) Very high-resolution sidescan sonar imagery
4) Swath bathymetry as well as subbottom profiling
5) Geophysical, sedimentological, micropaleontological and isotopic analyses of giant piston cores
6)This research frames within a broad cluster of international projects. The most important of these projects are situated within the Ocean Margin Cluster of the European Commission Fifth Framework Programme: GEOMOUND, ECOMOUND and STRATAGEM.

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