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

Dataset description

The Marine Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund (MALSF) commissioned a series of Regional Environmental Characterisation (REC) surveys via the Marine Environment Protection Fund (MEPF) to develop understanding of submerged habitats and heritage in Britain. The aim was to acquire high quality data to enable broad scale characterisation of the seabed habitats, their biological communities and potential historic environment assets. The surveys were conducted in the following areas - Outer Bristol Chanel (2003 ? 2005), Eastern English Channel (2005 ? 2006), South Coast (2007 - 2010), Outer Thames (2007), East Coast (2008 - 2009), Humber (2008 - 2009). The Geology and Geophysics component of the data are archived by British Geological Survey (BGS) in the Marine Environmental data and Information Network (MEDIN) Data Archive Centre (DAC) for Geology and Geophysics. The data includes bathymetry, sidescan sonar, sub-bottom profiler, magnetometer, seabed video and photographs, Particle Size Analysis (PSA) data, vibrocore (logs and images). Other data types have been archived with the other MEDIN DACs as appropriate (UKHO DAC for bathymetry data and DASSH DAC for biological data). The MALSF ceased operation at the end of March 2011, but their website will continue to be available until 2016 (http://www.marinealsf.org.uk/).

Constraints

MALSF data is now available under the terms of use for Open Government Licence, subject to the following acknowledgement (attribution statement) accompanying the reproduced materials: "Contains Marine Aggregrate Levy Sustainability Fund materials copyright Crown Copyright [year]". The IPR ownership of these data remain with MALSF. http://www.marinealsf.org.uk/downloads/MALSF_Data_Statement.pdf.

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 Varies by survey depending on data type. Standard data exchange formats are used.; Version:Not Applicable
Storage format Digital:Oracle Relational Database
Digital:Other than Excel etc
Hardcopy:Paper copy
Digital:Scanned Image
Frequency of update not planned
Start of capture {ts '2003-01-01 00:00:00'} Not known
End of capture {ts '2010-01-01 00:00:00'} 2010
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 SEISMIC SURVEYS
SEISMIC DATA
SEISMIC REFLECTION SURVEYS
SEA FLOOR
SAMPLING
MARINE SEISMIC SURVEYS
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
GEOLOGICAL DATA
CORE DRILLING
BATHYMETRY
MARINE SURVEYS
Keyword source BGS Keyphrases
Spatial details
Spatial Reference System WGS 84 [4326]
Dataset extent
Coverage (Lat/Long) North boundary : 53.91
East boundary  : 2.59
South boundary : 50.12
West boundary  : -4.9
Metadata
Metadata language English
Metadata last updated 9th June 2015
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.