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European margin strata formation

Objective

EUROSTRATAFORM will study marine sediment dispersal from source to sink (river output to deposit in on the shelf, slope or basin floor) on contrasted European margins, with the aim of understanding how geological strata are generated. Experimental work and data analysis will examine the water column and sedimentary processes involved in moving sediment through the system. Physical, biological and geochemical processes, which transform that sediment once deposited, will be equally investigated. To bridge the gap in knowledge from these active processes to the stratal record we will work on a variety of timescales from individual flood events to the geological record of the last 500,000 years. This will greatly improve our ability to forecast and hind cast the response of the marine system to natural and anthropogenic perturbation. This research is fundamental to understand matter and energy cycling, and to ensure the safe management of marine resources.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
Address
Empress Dock, European Way
SO14 3ZH Southampton
United Kingdom

Participants (21)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue De Villeneuve 52
66860 Perpignan
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
14,Avenue Edouard Belin 14
31400 Toulouse
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Europole Mediteraneen De L'arbois, Cerege
13545 Gardanne
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Place Nicolas Copernic
29280 Plouzane
DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Netherlands
Address
Mijnbouwstraat 120
2600 GA Delft
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF DENMARK AND GREENLAND
Denmark
Address
8,Oester Voldgade 10
1350 Koebenhavn K/copenhaegen
IFREMER - INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
Address
Technopole Brest Iroise
29280 Plouzane
INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE
France
Address
Centre De Cadarache, Batiment 159
13108 St.paul Les Durance
INSTITUTO HIDROGRAFICO
Portugal
Address
49,Rua Das Trinas 49
1249 Lisboa
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
Address
1,Av. Rovisco Pais 1
1049 Lisboa
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Via Gobetti 101
40129 Bologna
NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR SEA RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
Landsdiep 4
1790 AB Den Burg
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
C/ Marti I Franques S/n
08028 Barcelona
UNIVERSITE DE BRETAGNE OCCIDENTALE
France
Address
Institut Universitaire Européen De La Mer, Place N
29280 Plouzane
UNIVERSITE DE DROIT D'ECONOMIE ET DES SCIENCES D'AIX-MARSEILLE III
France
Address
Europole De L'arbois
13545 Aix-en-provence
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER DE TOULOUSE III
France
Address
Avenue Edouard Belin 14
31400 Toulouse
UNIVERSITY OF BERGEN
Norway
Address
41,Allégaten 41
5007 Bergen
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Address
Southampton Ocenagraphic Centre, European Way
SO14 3ZH Southampton
UNIVERSITY OF TROMSOE
Norway
Address
Dramsveien 201
9037 Tromsoe
UNIVERSITÉ DE PERPIGNAN
France
Address
Avenue De Villeneuve 52
66860 Perpignan