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Data set name

Burial Assessment Survey: United Kingdom to Spain 4 Cable Route (1990)

Data holding centreBT (Marine) Ltd
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period1990
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Kennack Sands, Cornwall to 47° 20'N, 6° 45'W; 44degN, 5° 46'W to Tazones, Spain; English Channel, Bay of Biscay

Observations 
Parameters

Bathymetry and Elevation; Sediment grain size parameters; Sediment acoustics; Side-scan sonar; Sediment water content, porosity and surface area; Geological sample density

Instruments

Sidescan sonars; single-beam echosounders

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises Burial Assessments Charts, each consisting of four boxes containing, for a 1km wide corridor: i) detailed bathymetry ii) results of sidescan sonar showing seabed sediments iii) a section showing the sub-bottom profile along the proposed route iv) an indication of the sediment thicknesses within the corridor, not always available v) tensions experienced by the Burial Assessment Tool vi) penetration achieved by the Burial Assessment Tool vii) any other relevant data (such as steep seabed slopes, bedforms seen during the survey, etc.) This survey was carried out during 1990 along the United Kingdom to Spain 4 Cable Route from Kennack Sands, Cornwall to 47 20'N, 6 45'W and from 44degN, 5 46'W to Tazones, Spain.

OriginatorsBT (Marine) Ltd
References

Noad, J.J. (1992) Successful Cable Burial - Its dependence on the correct use of plough assessment and geophysical surveys., Society for Underwater Technology, Offshore Site Investigation: 39-56.

Availability 
OrganisationBT (Marine) Ltd
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactMarine Geologist
Address

BT (Marine) Ltd
Berth 203 Western Docks
Southampton

SO1 0HH
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1703 775577
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1062003
Global identifier776
Last revised2009-05-22