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

Dataset description

The British Geological Survey hold a collection of data recorded during marine geophysical surveys which includes digital data and analogue records. These data result from approximately 350,000 line kilometres of multi-instrument geophysical survey lines. The data include seismic, sonar, magnetic, gravity, echo sounder, multibeam bathymetry and navigation data. The seismic data are mainly for airgun, sparker, boomer and pinger. The data were primarily collected by BGS and the collection also includes additional third party data. The data are primarily from the UKCS (United Kingdom Continental Shelf). Some legacy geophysical paper records are available as scanned images. Other records can be scanned on request. Older records are of variable quality. The data are stored within the National Geoscience Data Centre (NGDC) and the Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) Data Archive Centre (DAC) for Geology and Geophysics. The data are applicable to a wide range of uses including environmental, geotechnical, geophysical and geological studies. Reference: Fannin, NGT. (1989) Offshore Investigations 1966-87. British Geological Survey Technical Report WB/89/2, British Geological Survey.

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 Survey Data from around the UK (1966 Onwards)

Dataset details

Author(s) Not available
Principal Investigator(s) Not available
Language English
Curator British Geological Survey
Supply media/format TIF; Version:not applicable
SEG-Y; Version:not applicable
XTF; Version:not applicable
coda; Version:not applicable
JP2; Version:not applicable
Storage format Digital:Oracle Relational Database
Hardcopy:Paper copy
Digital:Scanned Image
Frequency of update irregular
Start of capture {ts '1966-01-01 00:00:00'} Not known
End of capture {ts '2017-09-20 11:32:24'} Not known
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 GEOLOGY
GEOPHYSICAL DATA
MARINE GEOLOGY
MARINE GEOPHYSICS
MARINE SEISMIC SURVEYS
MARINE SURVEYS
SEISMIC DATA
Keyword source BGS Keyphrases
Spatial details
Spatial Reference System Not available
Dataset extent
Coverage (Lat/Long) North boundary : 68
East boundary  : 10
South boundary : 48
West boundary  : -21
Metadata
Metadata language English
Metadata last updated 23rd 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.