Coastal-Marine Geophysical Records

Dataset description

This is the collection of records gathered during geophysical surveys, or as the result of post-survey processing of field data. The records are from surveys conducted mainly on the UKCS (United Kingdom Continental Shelf) and surrounding areas, although there are some records from other parts of the world also. The bulk of the records date from the late 1960s, 1970s and 1980s and early 1990's with ongoing additions of new records. The records include seismic, sonar, magnetic, gravity and echo sounder, plus navigation and observers logs. The records are applicable to a wide range of uses including environmental, geotechnical, geophysical and geological studies. The collection includes substantial volumes of UK Hydrographic Office sonar and echo sounder records, plus British Institutions Reflection Profiling Syndicate (BIRPS) seismic sections in addition to the records collected by BGS.


Records collected by BGS are available for viewing and copying. Records from non-BGS sources may require permission from the provider of the data.

Further information

For more information please contact:


Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
NG12 5GG

Tel : +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax :+44 (0)115 936 3276

Associated dataset(s)

Coastal-Marine Geophysical Index

Further details

Dataset details

Language English
Curator British Geological Survey
Supply media/format tiff notApplicable
hardcopy notApplicable
Storage format Hardcopy:Paper copy
Digital:Scanned Image
Frequency of update monthly
Start of capture 5th September 2005
End of capture Not applicable
Contact details
Department Enquiries
Organisation British Geological Survey
Address Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
City Nottingham
County Nottinghamshire
Country United Kingdom
Postcode NG12 5GG
Telephone +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax +44 (0)115 936 3276
Topic category geoscientificInformation (information pertaining to earth sciences)
Keywords and Keyphrases MARINE GEOLOGY
Keyword source BGS Keyphrases
Spatial details
Spatial Reference System Not available
Dataset extent
Coverage (Lat/Long) North boundary : 64.87
East boundary  : 90.24
South boundary : -24.61
West boundary  : -24.61
Metadata language English
Metadata last updated 2nd December 2011
Metadata standard ISO standard 19115:2003
Copyright and IPR
The copyright of materials derived from the British Geological Survey's work is vested in the Natural Environment Research Council [NERC]. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in a retrieval system of any nature, without the prior permission of the copyright holder, via the BGS Intellectual Property Rights Manager. Use by customers of information provided by the BGS, is at the customer's own risk. In view of the disparate sources of information at BGS's disposal, including such material donated to BGS, that BGS accepts in good faith as being accurate, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the quality or accuracy of the information supplied, or to the information's suitability for any use. NERC/BGS accepts no liability whatever in respect of loss, damage, injury or other occurence however caused.
W -24.61 64.87 N
Extent of coverage for this dataset (shown here as Latitude and Longitude)
S -24.61 90.24 E