A significant part of this data collection is geophysical survey data in digital form, being mainly instrumental recordings made during fieldwork. Derived data created during the subsequent processing and interpretation of the field data is described in 'Nirex Magnetic Tape Archives - Processed Data'. These data were originally stored on a variety of media. With the overall aim of delivering an efficient and effective archive service, the data have been consolidated onto DLT cartridges. Some related data, which were either analogue, on obscure media or in unknown formats have been retained in their original form. British Geological Survey maintains a full catalogue of the data, as an Access database.The data sets that comprise the magnetic archive are the following: Seismic surveys: marine, land and transition zone; field, navigation, statiatcs; Geophysical wireline logging of boreholes: routine wireline logging of investigation boreholes (gamma-ray, sonic, porosity, etc.); velocity surveys; dipmeter surveys;vertical seismic profiling; borehole televiewer (BHTV) surveys; formation microscanner (FMS) surveys; Ground surveys: magnetic; gravity; radiometric; thermal imaging; photographic imaging; in-flight videos. The ownership of NIREX (Nuclear Industry Radioactive Waste Executive) was transferred from the nuclear industry to the UK Government departments DEFRA and DTI in April 2005, and then to the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) in November 2006.
Nirex granted the Survey a licence to use and to allow third parties to use the data for bona fide academic or educational purposes. Commercial organisations wishing to use the data should, in the first place, apply to The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) for access to the archives. A fee may be payable to the British Geological Survey for access to the data.
For more information please contact:
British Geological Survey
Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
Tel : +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax :+44 (0)115 936 3276
|Curator||British Geological Survey|
|Supply media/format|| OTHER, UNKNOWN OR OBSCURE - Some related data, which were either analogue, on, obscure media or in unknown formats have been retained in their original form.
DIGITAL - The BGS maintains a full catalogue of the data, as an Access database.
DLT CARTRIDGES - With the overall aim of delivering an efficient and effective archive service, the data have been consolidated onto DLT cartridges.
|Storage format|| Digital:Other than Excel etc
|Frequency of update||not planned|
|Start of capture||1989|
|End of capture||Not known|
|Organisation||British Geological Survey|
|Address||Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth|
|Telephone||+44 (0)115 936 3143|
|Fax||+44 (0)115 936 3276|
|Topic category||geoscientificInformation (information pertaining to earth sciences)|
|Keywords and Keyphrases|| DEEP DRILLING
|Keyword source||BGS Keyphrases|
|Spatial Reference System||OSGB 1936 / British National Grid |
|Coverage (Lat/Long)|| North boundary : 58.5796
East boundary : -3.4094
South boundary : 54.3869
West boundary : -3.7541
|Metadata last updated||23rd August 2012|
|Metadata standard||ISO standard 19115:2003|
|Copyright and IPR|
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|W -3.7541||58.5796 N|
|S 54.3869||-3.4094 E|