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Title The mineral resources of the English Channel and Thames Estuary
Ref no OR/12/096
Author Bide, T.P.; Balson, P.S.; Mankelow, J.M.; Shaw, R.A.; Walters, A.S.; Campbell, E.
Year of publication 2013
Abstract This report accompanies the Marine mineral resource map the marine sand and gravel resources of the English Channel and Thames Estuary (Bide et al, 2012). It has been published as part of the research project Mineral Resource Assessment of the UK Continental Shelf commissioned by The Crown Estate. The map is one of a series that covers the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). Knowledge of mineral resources is essential for effective and sustainable planning decisions. The marine mineral resource maps provide a comprehensive, relevant and accessible information base. This information will allow all stakeholders (planners, industry and members of the public) to visualise the distribution of offshore minerals to a common standard and at a common scale, an important requirement of an integrated marine planning system. The maps will also facilitate the conservation (safeguarding) of non-renewable mineral resources for future generations in accordance with the principles of sustainable development.
Publisher British Geological Survey
Place of publication Nottingham, UK
Series Open Reports
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