Marine Survey Data from around the UK (1966 Onwards)

Dataset description

This dataset is the complete collection of the British Geological Survey (BGS) held Marine Survey data. The data held includes digital data and analogue records, plus associated physical sample material. Data are stored within the National Geosciences Data Centre (NGDC) and the Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) Data Archive Centre (DAC) for Geology and Geophysics. BGS have collected Marine Survey data since 1966 and have been provided with a range of third-party data and material, primarily to assist in the creation of maps, reports and other outputs. The data includes geophysical data (seismic reflection, side-scan sonar, multibeam echosounder bathymetry and backscatter, gravity and magnetics) and sample data from boreholes, cores and seabed grabs (logs, geological descriptions, geochemical, particle size analysis and geotechnical data). The majority of surveys are within the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS) area. Individual survey data coverage varies, depending on survey type (sampling, geophysics, multibeam or multi-disciplinary) and objectives (regional or local, shallow or deep). These data are applicable to a wide range of uses including environmental, geotechnical, geophysical and geological studies.

Constraints

Varies by survey, most BGS data will be open. Other data may be restricted. Where it is available online, data owned by BGS (and some other organisations) will be made freely available under the Open Government Licence. Data which is not available online may be subject to a distribution charge.

Further information

For more information please contact:

Enquiries

Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
Nottingham
NG12 5GG

Tel : +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax :+44 (0)115 936 3276
Email :enquiries@bgs.ac.uk

Associated dataset(s)

BGS marine gravity and magnetic survey data from around the UK (1966 Onwards)

Marine Aggregate Sustainability Fund (MALSF) Geology and Geophysics Survey Data (2003 to 2010)

Marine Borehole Logs, Data and Materials from around the UK (1969 Onwards)

Marine Geological Sample Data from around the UK (1966 onwards)

Marine Geophysical and Seismic Data from around the UK (1966 Onwards)

Marine Geotechnical Data from around the UK (1975 Onwards)

Marine Maps and Charts Archive (1960 onwards)

Marine Multibeam Backscatter Data from around the UK (2005 Onwards)

Marine Photographs Archive (1970 onwards)

Marine Reports Archive (1960 onwards)

Marine Seabed Sediment Geochemical Data from around the UK (1975-1990)

Marine Sediment Particle Size Data from around the UK (1966 Onwards)

Wessex Archaeology Marine Geology and Geophysics Survey Data (2003 to 2010)

Dataset details

Author(s) Not available
Principal Investigator(s) Not available
Language English
Curator British Geological Survey
Supply media/format Varies by Survey, mix of raw, processed and end product outputs. Where possible, standard data exchange formats have been requested or created for BGS own and external use.; Version:Not Applicable
Storage format Digital:Oracle Relational Database
Digital:Other than Excel etc
Hardcopy:Paper copy
Digital:Scanned Image
Frequency of update continual
Start of capture {ts '1966-01-01 00:00:00'} Not known
End of capture {ts '2017-09-20 11:32:25'} 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
E-mail enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax +44 (0)115 936 3276
Keywords
Topic category code (ISO) geoscientificInformation (information pertaining to earth sciences)
Keywords SITE INVESTIGATIONS
SEISMIC SURVEYS
SEISMIC DATA
SEISMIC REFLECTION SURVEYS
SEA FLOOR
SAMPLING
OFFSHORE DRILLING
MARINE SEISMIC SURVEYS
MARINE GEOCHEMISTRY
MARINE GEOLOGY
MARINE GEOPHYSICS
MARINE GRAVITY SURVEYS
MARINE MAGNETIC SURVEYS
MAGNETIC SURVEYS
MAGNETIC DATA
GRAVITY DATA
GRAVITY SURVEYS
GEOPHYSICS
GEOLOGICAL SURVEYS
GEOLOGY
GEOPHYSICAL DATA
GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS
GEOCHEMICAL DATA
GEOCHEMISTRY
GEOLOGICAL DATA
DRILLING
CORE DRILLING
BATHYMETRY
MARINE SURVEYS
BOREHOLES
Keyword source BGS Keyphrases
Spatial details
Spatial Reference System Latitude and Longitudes on undefined datum and spheroid []
Dataset extent
Coverage (Lat/Long) North boundary : 68
East boundary  : 10
South boundary : 48
West boundary  : -21
Metadata
Metadata language English
Metadata last updated 27th June 2014
Metadata standard compliance NERC profile of ISO19115:2003
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.