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Programma: FP 5

Titolo progetto: European Margin Strata Formation


Durata: 2002-2005

Budget totale: 3.500.000

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Sommario: 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.

Contatto in ISMAR:


1.            Southampton Oceanography Centre, UK
2.            School of Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Southampton, UK
3.            School of Earth Sciences, University of Leeds, UK
4.            Centre de Formation et de Recherche sur l'Environnement Marin (CEFREM), CNRS, France
5.            CEREGE,Universite de Droit, d'Economie et des Sciences d'Aix Marseille III (UDESAM),France
6.            Institut de Radioprotection et de Surete Nucleaire (IRSN),France
7.            Laboratoire d'Aerologie (UPS-LA),Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France
8.            Department of Marine Chemistry and Geology, Stichting Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoekder Zee (NIOZ), Netherlands
9.            Department of Applied Earth Sciences,Delft University of Technology,Netherlands
10.        GRC Geociencies Marines Departament d'Estratigrafia, University of Barcelona,Spain
11.        Department of Marine Geology and Physical Oceanography,Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC),Spain
12.        Istituto di Geologia Marina,Consiglio Nazional delle Recherche (CNR),Italy
13.        Department of Geology,University of Tromsoe,Norway
14.        Department of Geology,University of Bergen,Norway
15.        Departement Geosciences Marines,
16.        Institut Francais de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER),France
17.        Laboratoire "Domaines Oceaniques",Universite de Bretagne Occidentale,France
18.        Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS),Denmark
19.        School of Engineering and Science,International University Bremen,Germany
20.        MARETEC,Instituto Superior Tecnico,Portugal
21.        Division de Oceanografia,Instituto Hidrografico,Portugal
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