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Burial Assessment Survey: Atlantic Provinces Cable System (1991)

Data holding centreBT (Marine) Ltd
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period1991
Geographical area

Cabot Strait, Bay of Fundy, Northumberland Strait (between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia/New Brunswick respectively), Eastern Canada; Gulf of St. Lawrence, western North Atlantic


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


Single-beam echosounders; sidescan sonars


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.) These surveys were carried out during 1991 along the Atlantic Provinces Cable System in the region of Cabot Strait between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, the Bay of Fundy between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and the Northumberland Strait between Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia/New Brunswick. These are all in the region of the Canadian Atlantic Maritime Provinces.

OriginatorsBT (Marine) Ltd

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.

OrganisationBT (Marine) Ltd
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactMarine Geologist

BT (Marine) Ltd
Berth 203 Western Docks

United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1703 775577
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1062004
Global identifier777
Last revised2009-05-22