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Data set name

Geological Map of the Baltic Sea Bottom, 1:200,000 (1976-90)

Data holding centrePolish Geological Institute - National Research Institute, Branch of Marine Geology (PGI BMG)
CountryPoland  Poland
Time periodFrom 1976 to 1990
OngoingNo
Geographical area

30,532 km**2 of Polish Exclusive Economic Zone (Southern Baltic)

Observations 
Parameters

Mineralogical composition; Bathymetry and Elevation; Sediment grain size parameters; Sediment age

Instruments

Sediment grabs

Description 
Summary

During 1976-1990, ca 30,000 km of echosounding profiles were carried out and ca 7000 km of shallow seismic lines, 6051 samples of surface bottom deposits and 827 cores were taken. Also, 23 boreholes were made. Standard investigations in the laboratory were done including: 8850 analyses of grain size distributions, ca 3570 content of heavy minerals and ca 2150 composition of heavy minerals. Also, 14C, TL, pollen and diatomological analyses were carried out. The results of cruises and laboratory work are presented on 12 sheets of maps, which contain: the map of bottom sediments (scale 1:200,000), geological cross-sections, geological profiles, and maps (scale 1:500,000) of geomorphology, lithodynamics, sediments 1m below the bottom surface, and mineral resources (legends are in Polish and English). There is also an explanatory booklet for each sheet of the map (in Polish only). The results of cruises and laboratory work are also stored in a computer database (Fox-Pro). Only echograms and shallow seismic records are in hard copies.

OriginatorsPolish Geological Institute - National Research Institute, Branch of Marine Geology (PGI BMG)
Data web sitehttp://www.eu-seased.net
Availability 
OrganisationPolish Geological Institute - National Research Institute, Branch of Marine Geology (PGI BMG)
AvailabilityBy negotiation; unrestricted; moratorium
ContactJarmila Krzyminska (Director of the Branch of Marine Geology of PGI)
Address

Polish Geological Institute - National Research Institute, Branch of Marine Geology (PGI BMG)
Koscierska 5
Gdansk
Pomorskie
80-328
Poland

Telephone+48 58 5542909
Facsimile+48 (58) 554 2910
Emailsekretariat.ob@pgi.gov.pl
Administration 
Collating centreInstitute of Meteorology and Water Management, Maritime Branch in Gdynia (IMWM MB)
Local identifier21006002
Global identifier1663
Last revised2009-01-26