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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

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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