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TitleThe multiple roles of acoustic mapping in integrated ocean management, Canadian Atlantic continental margin
AuthorPickrill, R A; Todd, B JORCID logo
SourceOcean & Coastal Management vol. 46, 2003 p. 601-614,
Alt SeriesGeological Survey of Canada, Contribution Series 2001052
PublisherElsevier BV
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceEastern offshore region
NTS10; 11A; 11B; 11C; 11D; 11E; 11F; 11G; 11H; 20I; 20J; 20O; 20P; 21A; 21B
AreaAtlantic continental margin; Scotian Shelf
Lat/Long WENS -68.0000 -56.0000 46.0000 42.0000
Subjectsmarine geology; continental margins; continental margins, atlantic; continental rise; continental shelf; continental slope; coastal environment; coastal studies; bathymetry; seafloor topography; mapping techniques; oceanographic surveys
Illustrationssketch maps; diagrams
Released2003 01 01
AbstractCoastal and ocean environments worldwide are coming under increasing pressure from resource development. In some cases, integrated coastal zone management programs have been successfully adopted. However, with the collapse of offshore fisheries and competition among industries for use of the seabed, many maritime countries are recognizing that more data are needed to support the sustainable management of offshore resources. Developments in multibeam mapping technology, in concert with traditional geoscience survey techniques, now provide the capability to image the sea floor in high resolution. Examples from the Canadian Atlantic continental margin are used to demonstrate the application of high-resolution sea floor mapping techniques to develop data bases and maps; these maps are fundamental information for the future management of offshore resources.

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