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Access geobank of the Gulf of Riga

Data holding centreLatvian Environmental, Gelology and Meteorological Centre
CountryLatvia  Latvia
Time period01/01/1991 onwards

Mineralogical composition; Lithology; Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks


The bottom sediments are the substantial object in the Latvian marine geology archives. As a result of marine geological survey of the Gulf of Riga a significant number of geological samples or cores were collected by coring devices or sampling instruments. The metadata of these sampling activities are available in a local database "Access geobank.mdb" with position, date, platform, instrument etc. The acquired samples were further analysed in the laboratory using different analyses such as grain size analysis, chemical analysis, spectral analysis, etc. The results of each of these analyses have stored in a separate table of local database referring to the same metadata of the field sampling.

OriginatorsLatvian Environmental, Gelology and Meteorological Centre
OrganisationLatvian Environmental, Gelology and Meteorological Centre
AvailabilityBy negotiation
Collating centreFaculty of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Latvia (LU)
Local identifierLatDB2
Global identifier5874
Last revised2013-03-26