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Record number 439853
Title Baseline survey B11-5 on the German Continental Shelf
Author(s) Glorius, S.T.; Weide, B.E. van der; Kaag, N.H.B.M.
Source Den Helder : IMARES (Rapport / IMARES Wageningen UR C098/13) - 45
Department(s) IMARES Experimental Ecology
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2013
Keyword(s) waterbodems - noordzee - chemische eigenschappen - fysische eigenschappen - biologische eigenschappen - sediment - textuur - inventarisaties - water bottoms - north sea - chemical properties - physical properties - biological properties - texture - inventories
Categories Oceanography (physical and chemical aspects) / Marine Ecology
Abstract A consortium, consisting of Wintershall Holding GmbH, GdF Suez, RWE Dea and EWE AG, is planning an exploration well in block B11-5, located within the Doggerbank (N2000 area). In order to assess any effect from this activity on the biological, physical and chemical properties of the seafloor Wintershall Noordzee BV asked IMARES to perform a baseline study prior to the drilling activities. In this baseline study the following environmental elements are included; seafloor texture and presence of any structures (including stones and boulders), the physical (grain size and organic content), chemical (oil and metal content) and biological (abundance and structure of benthic species) properties of the sediment. At 29 stations located at different angles and distances of the drill site, sediment samples were taken and video recordings of the seafloor made. In an area of 2000 x 2000 m around the centre, side scan sonar footage were made as well.
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