QICS Data: Seismic and Multibeam data from Survey 2012/5 in Ardmucknish Bay (11/Apr/2012 to 13/Apr/2012)

Dataset description

This dataset contains data from a marine geophysical and multibeam survey which took place in April 2012 in the area of Ardmucknish Bay on board the RV White Ribbon. This was a follow up survey to the previous work carried out in this area in 2011 (2011/4). QICS (Quantifying and monitoring potential ecosystem impacts of geological carbon storage) was a scientific research project funded by NERC; its purpose was to improve the understanding of the sensitivities of the UK marine environment to a potential leak from a carbon capture storage (CCS) system. The aim of the survey was to assess any affect the drilling of the borehole had on the underlying sediments. Sea floor bathymetry data were collected using a Kongsberg EM3002D multibeam system. Sub bottom seismic profiling data were collected using an Applied Acoustics surface tow boomer (STB). Technical details of the survey are contained in the BGS Report of Survey. Webpage www.bgs.ac.uk/QICS/. NERC Grant NE/H013954/1.

Further information

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Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
NG12 5GG

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Associated dataset(s)

NERC Project: QICS - Quantifying and monitoring environmental impacts of geological carbon storage (2010 - 2014)

Dataset details

Author(s) Long,David
Principal Investigator(s) Long,David
NERC-BGS Marine Geotechnical Geologist
British Geological Survey
Language English
Curator British Geological Survey
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Start of capture {ts '2012-04-11 00:00:00'} Not known
End of capture {ts '2012-04-13 00:00:00'} 13th April 2012
Online access URL http://www.bgs.ac.uk/ukccs/accessions/index.html#item35602
Lineage statement Seismic lines from the previous survey (2011-04) were re-run using a Surface Tow Boomer for a direct comparison to see if the underlying sediments had been disturbed by the drill; further lines were added for greater data density. Lines were run east to west, parallel with the contours, with 100% overlap to ensure safety in the shallow water. 20 lines were completed in total; an area of 1km2 was completed with lines approx 500m in length. A multibeam survey was run successfully using a Kongsberg EM3002D multibeam system; the aim was to find concrete blocks on the seabed that were anchoring a cable related to the drill operation. See the Cruise Report for more information.
Supplementary information QICS project website: http://www.bgs.ac.uk/qics/home.html.
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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
Topic category code (ISO) geoscientificInformation (information pertaining to earth sciences)
Keywords CARBON
Keyword source BGS Keyphrases
Spatial details
Spatial Reference System WGS 84 / UTM zone 30N [32630]
Dataset extent
Coverage (Lat/Long) North boundary : 56.49
East boundary  : -5.42
South boundary : 56.49
West boundary  : -5.42
Metadata language English
Metadata last updated 16th August 2017
Metadata standard compliance NERC profile of ISO19115:2003
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