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The JNCC marine survey was undertaken by CEFAS in April 2008 in the Dogger Bank area North Sea onboard the Cefas Endeavour. This work was in support of JNCC’s requirement to recommend sites for designation as Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) to UK Government, under the EC Habitats Directive. The aim was further developing methodologies for identifying and defining the extent of Annex I shallow sandbank habitat and to conduct new habitat mapping surveys to further develop and integrate geomorphological and biological survey methods and strategies to provide interpreted information in GIS for use in site designation and management of activities in the Dogger bank area. Multibeam bathymetry data were collected using a Kongsberg EM3000D and sidescan sonar data were collected using a Benthos SIS 1624. Groundtruthing techniques including video tows, Hamon grab sampling and beam trawling. The geology and geophysics component of the data are archived at the British Geological Survey (BGS) MEDIN Data Archive Centre (DAC) for Geology and Geophysics. Biological and bathymetry data are archived at DASSH and UKHO respectively. For more information see http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-4733, JNCC Report 429, available at http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-5076. Technical details of the survey are contained in CEFAS Cruise Report CEND 07/08.
This geophysical survey has been carried out by Marine Geophysics Unit of British Geological Survey (BGS) for BGS, the survey took place from August to September 1971 in the Sea of the Hebrides area, on board the MV Surveyor. The purpose was to collect data as part of a regional mapping programme. Sea floor data were collected using Transit sonar. In September trials were carried out with a sea bed scintillation probe (SBSP), but no records available. These data are archived by BGS. No survey report currently available.
This British Geological Survey (BGS) marine geophysical survey took place during October/November 2003 in the Outer Bristol Channel aboard the RV Prince Madog. Netsurvey Ltd were commissioned to provide multibeam services. This survey was undertaken for the Outer Bristol Channel Marine Habitat Study (OBCMHS) as part of a series of five surveys. The OBCMHS was principally funded by the Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund, MALSF, (administered in Wales by the Welsh Assembly Government), the Sustainable Land Won and Marine Dredged Aggregate Minerals Programme of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM), administered by Mineral Industry Research Organisation (MIRO), with contributions from others. Sea floor data collected were high-resolution multibeam bathymetry and side-scan sonar (on selected lines). Subsurface data were gathered using a surface tow boomer (on selected lines). The multibeam data collected on this survey were later merged with data from the 2004 survey and this combined dataset is available with the 2004 survey. Most of the data were recorded digitally. Some paper records were also generated also. These data are archived with the MEDIN Data Archive Centres (DAC), including the BGS DAC for geology and geophysics and the UKHO DAC for bathymetry data. Technical details of the survey are contained in BGS Cruise report IR/04/012 (http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/509269/) and BGS Cruise report IR/05/082 (http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/11121/). For further information on the surveys and general information on the OBCMHS see the final report (Mackie et al, 2006. BIOMOR Reports 4:ISBN 0-7200-0569-8).
Wessex Archaeology (WA) was commissioned by English Heritage (EH) to undertake geophysical surveys as part of the project entitled ‘Wrecks on the Seabed: Assessing, Evaluating and Recording’, supported by Round 2 of the Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF). The specific aim of this project was to provide industry, regulators and contractors with guidance on the archaeological assessment, evaluation and recording of wreck sites. ‘Assessment, evaluation and recording’ are taken to include various methods of archaeological investigation that are intended to improve the understanding, preservation and appreciation of the historic environment. Geophysical surveys were conducted over five wreck site areas. This archive relates to the geophysical survey over the Liberator, an unknown wreck, and the submarine U86. Sidescan sonar and magnetometer data were acquired from the vessel Wessex Explorer on the 9th and 12th August 2005 and the multibeam echosounder data were acquired on the 15th and 19th August 2005. The geology and geophysics component of the data are archived at British Geological Survey (BGS) MEDIN Data Archive Centre (DAC) for Geology and Geophysics. Data were also provided to other archive centres as appropriate.
Wessex Archaeology was commissioned by Historic Scotland to undertake a geophysical survey of the Designated Sites of the Blessing of Burntisland, HMS Campania: designated wreck sites located within the Firth of Forth, Scotland. The work was undertaken as part of the contract for Archaeological Services in Relation to the Protection of Wrecks Act (1973). Wessex Archaeology survey operations took place between 2nd and 6th August 2004. All surveying took place off the survey vessel owned and operated by St Andrews University. This is Crown Copyright Data collected and processed by Wessex Archaeology. The geophysical survey included the use of sidescan sonar and sub bottom profiler. The geology and geophysics component of the data are archived at British Geological Survey (BGS) MEDIN Data Archive Centre (DAC) for Geology and Geophysics. Data were also provided to other archive centres as appropriate.
Wessex Archaeology (WA) was commissioned by Cadw to acquire, process and interpret marine geophysical data over a number of known and suspected wreck site locations off the coast of Wales. This survey was conducted under the Protection of Wrecks Act (1973) contract and the data is Crown Copyright©. The data were acquired and processed by Wessex Archaeology. The marine geophysical surveys targeted a total of nine suspected wreck locations in Milford Haven area, off the coast of South Wales, seven of which represent the locations for the remains of 19th century Welsh vessels associated with the coal mining industry. Additional survey data were acquired over two 20th century sites within the Milford Haven, the Thor and the Sunderland. The acquisition of these data aimed to assist RCAHMW maritime team and the Sunderland Trust with on-going archaeological research and fund-raising. The marine geophysical surveys also targeted a total of ten suspected and known wreck site locations off the coast of Lleyn peninsula in North Wales. These included eight unconfirmed positions of 19th century Welsh vessels associated with the slate mining industry, two designated sites the Diamond and the Tal-Y-Bont, and the marine hazard of St Patrick’s Causeway with the aim of discovering new wreck sites. The project aimed to acquire marine geophysical data consisting of high resolution sidescan sonar and magnetic gradiometer data over a total of total of 21 known and suspected wreck positions and along the known marine hazard of St. Patrick’s Causeway. Since the sites were located in two different areas, they were surveyed during two separate surveys from the Pembroke based vessel Blue Shark. The first session surveyed sites mostly off Milford Haven in south Wales between 17th and 18th April 2010. The second session surveyed sites off the coast of Lleyn peninsula and along St. Patrick’s Causeway in north Wales between 23rd April 2010 and 2nd May 2010 with a day of mobilisation and a day of demobilisation at the start and end of the survey session. The geology and geophysics component of the data are archived at British Geological Survey (BGS) MEDIN Data Archive Centre (DAC) for Geology and Geophysics. Data were also provided to other archive centres as appropriate.
This marine geophysical survey undertaken by Institute of Geological Sciences (BGS) part funded by the Water Resources Board took place March to June 1972 in The Wash on board the fishing vessel Exact. Sea floor data were collected using a transit sonar. Subsurface data were gathered using a pinger, boomer and sparker , a total of 426.5 miles were covered. These data are archived by BGS. Technical details of the survey are contained in BGS Internal Report WB/ MG/72/ 45, details of Wash surveys contained in WB/MG/74/030 and IGS report 78/18.
This British Geological Survey (BGS) regional marine geophysical and sampling survey took place in September-October 1971 in Lyme Bay on board the fishing vessel Dorset Lass. The purpose was to obtain more information on sediment transport and solid geology, carried out in conjunction with the Engineering Geology Unit. Sonar records were obtained from a KH MS.47 transit sonar. Seabed samples were collected by scuba divers. These data are archived by BGS. Summary details of the survey are contained in Institute Geological Sciences (IGS) Report 79/10.
This geophysical survey has been carried out by Marine Geophysics Unit of British Geological Survey (BGS) for BGS, the survey took place from June to July 1971 in the North Scotland and Minch area, on board the MV Surveyor. The purpose was to collect data as part of a regional mapping programme. Sea floor data were collected using Echosounder and Transit sonar. These data are archived by BGS. No BGS survey report currently available, IGS 1971 annual report contains summary.
Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (EIFCA) sidescan sonar survey to characterise the seabed of areas of The Wash, in particular to identify areas indicative of Cobble & Boulder habitat, and of Sabellaria spinulosa. The data is used to inform EIFCA's monitoring within the Wash and North Norfolk Coast Special Area of Conservation. The intention is that the surveys will be repeated at intervals. The survey took place from 7/7/2014 to 8/8/2014 on board the RV Three Counties. Sidescan sonar data were collected using an Edgetech 4200-P Sidescan sonar System. These data are archived at the BGS MEDIN Data Archive Centre (DAC) for Geology and Geophysics. Technical details of the survey are contained in EIFCA Research Report 2014.