Marine Geotechnical Data from around the UK (1975 Onwards)

Dataset description

The data consist of the results of geotechnical testing carried out at various depth intervals on shallow cores or boreholes collected BGS from the UK Continental Shelf. The bulk of the data north of 56N are in digital form and result from testing carried out on board survey vessels using hand-held test equipment (penetrometers and shear vanes). These values are averaged for each test interval, and are expressed in kiloPascals. There are approximately 6000 test results in the data set. Some more detailed test information, in non-digital and report form is held for selected sites. Also for most sites where digital data is not available, geological descriptions of core material will also contains semi-quantitative information on the stiffness of the material. Geotechnical knowledge is required to understand and interpret the results if they are to be used as a basis for engineering studies. Data are stored as part of the National Geoscience Data Centre (NGDC). Core material are managed as part of the BGS Materials collection and are available for examination, testing or subsampling. Reference: Fannin, NGT. (1989) Offshore Investigations 1966-87. British Geological Survey Technical Report WB/89/2, British Geological Survey

Constraints

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)

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 PDF; Version:not applicable
CSV; Version:not applicable
Excel; Version:not applicable
Storage format Digital:Oracle Relational Database
Hardcopy:Paper copy
Digital:Scanned Image
Frequency of update irregular
Start of capture {ts '1975-01-01 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 BOTTOM SAMPLING
CORE DRILLING
GEOLOGY
MARINE GEOLOGY
MARINE SEDIMENTS
MARINE SURVEYS
SEA FLOOR SEDIMENTS
BOREHOLES
MARINE GEOTECHNICAL ASSESSMENT
Keyword source BGS Keyphrases
Spatial details
Spatial Reference System Not available
Dataset extent
Coverage (Lat/Long) North boundary : 64
East boundary  : 2
South boundary : 55
West boundary  : -10
Metadata
Metadata language English
Metadata last updated 3rd July 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.