European Maritime Geology Project2013-12-20
In the autumn of 2013, the Lithuanian Geological Survey signed a consortium contract with the European Commission on the participation in the European Maritime Geology (EMODnet-Geology) project.
The project, which is coordinated by the British Geological Survey, unites 26 geological organisations from 26 European countries.
The project covers the Baltic Sea, Barents Sea, the seas around Iceland and the Faroes, the Bay of Biscay and the Iberian Coast, the Western Mediterranean Sea (within EU waters), the Adriatic Sea, the Ionian Sea and the Central Mediterranean Sea (within EU waters), the Aegean-Levantine Sea (within EU waters, including the Turkish sector) and the Black Sea (Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine).
Its purpose is to make maritime data contained in maritime databases of individual countries available to the public by publishing them on a single portal. The portal will provide access to data and metadata held by each organisation based on standards developed in the Geo-Seas project and compiled at a scale of 1:250,000 using the standards developed during the ur-EMODnet-Geology Project. The data files and maps will include information on the sea-bed substrate including the rate of accumulation of recent sediments; the sea-floor geology (bedrock and Quaternary geology), tectonics; geological events and probabilities and minerals.
In addition, all available information on the coast will be made available: information on the coastal type and behaviour will be supplemented by information on coastal erosion or sedimentation and the rate at which it occurs.
The project is scheduled for completion at the end of 2016.
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