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Data set name

INFOMAR Seabed Survey Gravity data around Ireland

Data holding centreGeological Survey of Ireland
CountryIreland  Ireland
Time period1999
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Irish EEZ.

Observations 
Parameters

Date and time; Gravity

Instruments

Multi-beam echosounders

Description 
Summary

The INtegrated Mapping FOr the Sustainable Development of Ireland's MArine Resource (INFOMAR) programme is a joint venture between the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) and the Marine Institute (MI). The programme is the successor to the Irish National Seabed Survey (INSS) and concentrates on creating integrated mapping products related to the seabed. Gravity data has been collected within the programme on survey. Gravity is the measure of the force of attraction at any point on the Earth's surface. This force will vary depending on the rock type present. Gravity data is used for interpreting sub-seabed geology often in the context of the hydrocarbon exploration and mining industry, as well as to define the boundaries of the sedimentary basins. Gravity data is collected along survey lines.

OriginatorsGeological Survey of Ireland
Marine Institute
Data web sitehttp://www.isde.ie/#/7d65db68-5925-43de-bd38-d97ac83f87e3
Availability 
OrganisationGeological Survey of Ireland
AvailabilityLicence
ContactArchie Donovan (Geologist)
Address

Geological Survey of Ireland
Beggars Bush Barracks 25 Haddington Road
Dublin

Dublin 4
Ireland

Telephone+353 1 678 2000
Facsimile+353 1 668 1782
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Institute
Local identifierGE.IE.GSI.INFOMAR.SeabedSurveyGravity
Global identifier6506
Last revised2015-09-14