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Data set name

Atlantic Margin Environmental Survey 1996 - a baseline survey of the seafloor in the deep waters west of Shetland

Data holding centreNational Oceanography Centre, Southampton
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period14/07/1996 - 20/08/1996
OngoingNo
Geographical area

West of Shetland

Observations 
Parameters

Carbonate chemistry in sediment pore waters; Dissolved organic carbon concentration in the water column; Sediment grain size parameters; Dissolved organic carbon concentrations in sediment pore waters; Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks; Seabed photography; Concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in sediment samples; Dissolved total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column; Sediment water content, porosity and surface area; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts; Geological sample density

Instruments

Underwater cameras; pelagic trawl nets; benthos samplers; sediment grabs; unconsolidated sediment corers

Description 
Summary

An environmental baseline survey of the seafloor environment to the west of Shetland undertaken by SOC on behalf of the Atlantic Frontiers Environmental Network (AFEN), a consortium of oil companies with interests in the survey area. Approximately 200 stations were sampled for a range of seabed parameters with additional photography at some 25 locations.

OriginatorsNational Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Availability 
OrganisationNational Oceanography Centre, Southampton
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactDirector
Address

National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus European Way
Southampton
Hampshire
SO14 3ZH
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 23 8059 6666
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1017003
Global identifier264
Last revised2009-11-30