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Profiles across mediterranean sedimentary systems. part1.

Objective

Promess 1 is an integrated pan-European project for drilling, coring, logging and testing two of the best studied continental margins from a seismic stratigraphic point of view: The Gulf of Lions and the Adriatic deltaic margins in the Mediterranean Sea. We will investigate factors that controlled the formation of strata on continental shelves and slopes in response to sea-level and climate variability, slope instabilities and tectonics during the last ca. 500 ka. This is the first step of a group of proposals that plans to investigate Mediterranean deltaic margins from source to sink. The project will test the feasibility of using a geotechnical-type vessel from the industry in the perspective of the European contribution to IODP.

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Coordinator

IFREMER - INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

Address

Technopole Brest Iroise
29280 Plouzane

France

Participants (12)

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

FUGRO ENGINEERS B.V.

Netherlands

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY

Italy

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

NIEDERSAECHSISCHES LANDESAMT FUER BODENFORSCHUNG

Germany

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Spain

UNIVERSITE CLAUDE BERNARD LYON 1

France

UNIVERSITE DE BRETAGNE OCCIDENTALE

France

UNIVERSITY OF SALAMANCA

Spain

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVR1-CT-2002-40024

  • Start date

    1 December 2002

  • End date

    31 May 2006

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 635 526

  • EU contribution

    € 2 717 983

Coordinated by:

IFREMER - INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France