Following on from an earlier geophysics programme the present cruise (the second of four planned cruise legs in the area) was aimed at obtaining both samples and cores, including rock cores. The data will be used in the preparation of the IGS bottom sediments, Quaternary and 'Solid' reconnaissance geology maps.
Nigel G T Fannin (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
North Sea Norwegian Sea North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Geology and geophysics
Quantity: number of stations = 108
Core - rock
Quantity: number of stations = 14 Description: 2 drill sites recovered cores of biotite gneiss
Core - soft bottom
Quantity: number of stations = 88 Description: 90mm*1.5m barrels were used at sediment sites.
In-situ seafloor measurement/sampling
Quantity: number of stations = 3 Description: 6M Drilling. Core recovered at 2 sites. Rock barrels were used with the Gravity corer over areas of rock outcrop and recovered sample of in situ rock.