|Title||Multi-scale harmonized geological maps of the European seas - third phase of the EMODNET-Geology project|
|Download||Free download (whole publication) (pdf 2010 KB)|
|Author||Vallius, H; EMODnet-Geology partners|
|Source||Program and abstracts: 2017 GeoHab Conference, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada; by Todd, B J; Brown, C J; Lacharité, M; Gazzola, V; McCormack, E; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8295, 2017 p. 115,
|Publisher||Natural Resources Canada|
|Meeting||2017 GeoHab: Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping; Dartmouth, NS; CA; May 1-4, 2017|
|Related||This publication is contained in Todd, B J; Brown, C J;
Lacharité, M; Gazzola, V; McCormack, E; (2017). Program and abstracts: 2017 GeoHab Conference, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8295 |
|Subjects||marine geology; surficial geology/geomorphology; stratigraphy; environmental geology; economic geology; mapping techniques; oceanography; marine environments; coastal studies; conservation; marine
organisms; marine ecology; resource management; biological communities; environmental studies; ecosystems; planning; marine sediments; bedrock geology; lithology; landslides; earthquakes; mineral deposits; continental margins; continental shelf;
geological mapping; geological mapping techniques; geological hazards; biology; habitat mapping; habitat conservation; habitat management; marine spatial planning|
|Released||2017 09 26|
|Abstract||Accelerating increase in marine and maritime activities around the globe are highlighting the amount of conflicting economic and environmental interests and the necessity of good tools for spatial
planning of the maritime areas. Similarly there is a need to support the objectives to achieve Good Environmental Status in Europe's seas by 2020, set up by the European Commission's Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Consequently the European
Commission established the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet), which is now in the beginning of its third phase (2017-2018, with an option of 2 more years). It is designed to assemble existing but fragmented and partly
inaccessible marine data and to create interoperable, contiguous and publicly available information layers which are interoperable and free of restrictions on use, and which encompass whole marine basins. |
The whole package of separate EMODNET-
projects (lots) covers the marine disciplines geology, chemistry, biology, bathymetry, seabed habitats, physics and human activities as well as sea basin check-points from all European regional seas.
The third phase of the EMODnet-Geology project
will deliver integrated geological map products that include seabed substrates, sediment accumulation rates, seafloor geology including lithology and stratigraphy, coastal behavior, geological events such as submarine slides and earthquakes as well
as marine mineral resources and as a new feature map products on submerged landscapes of the European continental shelf at various time-frames. All new map products will have a resolution of 1:100,000 all over but finer where the underlying data
permit. A multi-scale approach will be adopted whenever possible.
There will be a close cooperation between the EMODnet lots. To begin with the seabed substrate maps produced by the EMODnet geology lot will be transferred to the EMODnet seabed
habitats lot as soon as they are ready. Geomorphology will be a topic for cooperation between the EMODnet geology lot and the high resolution seabed mapping project (EMODnet bathymetry).