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  • This British Geological Survey (BGS) marine geophysical survey took place in May to July 1985 in the Minches on board the MV Gorsethorn. The purpose was to collect data as part of the UK continental shelf survey programme. The objectives were a gravity survey of the Minches and a number of high resolution seismic profiles. Sea floor data were collected using echosounder and Transit Sonar. Sub-bottom seismic profiling data were collected using Pinger and Sparker. Gravity data were also recorded. These records are archived by BGS. Technical details of the survey data processing are contained in BGS report WB/89/9R.

  • This sampling survey has been carried out by Institute of Geological Sciences now British Geological Survey (BGS) for BGS, the survey took place in August 1975 in Ribble estuary on board a SH2-3 hovercraft. The purpose was to carry out marine sampling work in conjunction with the IGS Applied Geophysics Unit gravity surveys. Sea-bed samples were collected by beach sampling methods and photography. These data are archived by BGS. No BGS survey report currently available, IGS 1975 annual report contains summary.

  • Report: Deegan, SE. 1975. Cruise Report for survey of the Brent area. MV Aqua Star. MGU Project 75/06. (IGS Report No 61) Navigation: Principal fixing method was by Decca Main Chain, Hordaland Hi-fix and IGS Sat/Nav system. Equipment: Nova Scotia Deep Tow Sparker and IGS multi-tip sparker. Edo Western pinger. Atlas Deso echo sounder.

  • This British Geological Survey (BGS) marine geophysical survey took place in April and May 1985 to the west of the Hebrides on board the MV Gorsethorn. The purpose was to collect data as part of the UK continental shelf survey programme. The objective was to survey the St. Kilda sheet and part of the Little Minch sheet. Sea floor data were collected using echosounder and Transit Sonar. Sub-bottom seismic profiling data were collected using Airgun/Water gun, Pinger and Sparker. Gravity and Magnetometer data were recorded. These records are archived by BGS. Techical details of the survey are contained in BGS report WB/89/6R.

  • This British Geological Survey (BGS) marine multibeam, geophysical and sampling survey took place in April/May 2013 onboard the RRS James Cook. Data was collected from the North-Western Approaches area, incorporating the Sea of the Hebrides, Malin Sea and North Channel region, and extending landwards into sea lochs, including Loch Linnhe and Loch Scavaig. Sea-bed samples were collected using 15m rock drill, vibrocorer and piston corer. Sub-bottom seismic profiling data were gathered using the SBP120 installed in the RRS James Cook. MSCL data was measured by the University of Leicester. Most of the acoustic data were recorded digitally, but paper records were generated also. In additional to the initial work plan, a multibeam bathymetry dataset was acquired from the Sound of Kilbrannan. All the samples are archived by BGS except six piston core working halves were taken by Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) for further study. Technical details of the survey are contained in the BGS Report of Survey.

  • This manned submersible sampling survey undertaken by the British Geological Survey took place in May 1971 in the Irish Sea, North Channel, Sea of The Hebrides and North Minch areas aboard the vessel Vickers Venturer. The purpose was to evaluate the institutes shallow seismic records which show the possibility of low-lying outcrops of bedded strata amongst drift . The manned submersible operated by a pilot and geologist observer was fitted with two stereo cameras, rockdrill and manipulator arm. Thirteen dives were undertaken to obtain geological samples. These data are archived by BGS. The geological results and investigation techniques are contained in BGS (IGS) report 73/2.

  • This marine multibeam and geophysical survey took place from 13-04-15 to 27-04-15 in the area of Sullom Voe, Shetland on board the RV White Ribbon. The survey was carried out by the British Geological Survey (BGS) on behalf of the BGS Marine team. The aim of the survey was to look at glacial history of the UK and records of marine geohazards (tsunamis). Sea floor bathymetry data were collected using a Kongsberg EM3002D multibeam system. Sub bottom seismic profiling data were collected using an Edgetech 216s CHIRP. These data are archived by BGS. Technical details of the survey are contained in the BGS Report of Survey.

  • This British Geological Survey (BGS) marine geophysical and sampling survey took place in June 2004 in the Clyde estuary from Greenock to the Erskine Bridge aboard the Griffon Hovercraft. The purpose was to gather data which could be used for Estuarine Contaminant analysis. Seabed samples were collected with a manual sediment coring system ((1.5m x 6cm polycarbonate tubes, fitted with basket catcher) and trowel for surface sediment sampling). Subsurface seismic data were gathered using a surface tow boomer (C-Boom low voltage boomer and power supply unit. BGS Coda DA200 Data Acquisition system, hydrophone and thermal printer). Most of the data were recorded digitally, but paper records were generated also. Technical details of the survey are contained in Survey report 04/GH/02.

  • This British Geological Survey (BGS) regional marine geophysical and sampling survey took place from August to September 1975 in North Sea on board the MV Whitethorn. The purpose was to gather data which could be used to map the regional geology of the area. Seabed samples and cores were collected using Shipek grab, sediment dredge, Gravity corer and Vibrocorer. Sea floor data were collected using a echo-sounder. Subsurface data were gathered using seismic equipment (Pinger and Sparker). These data are archived by BGS. Technical details of the survey are contained in BGS Internal Report 75/14.

  • This British Geological Survey (BGS) marine sampling survey took place in April 1972 in the Firth of Forth on board the Wilma Russell. The purpose was to obtain data for regional geology mapping. Sea-bed samples were collected using a shipek grab. Sediment cores were collected using a gravity corer. These data are archived by BGS. Technical details of the survey are contained in report ?????.