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Atlas of the Deep-Water Seabed

Atlas of the Deep-Water Seabed

Ireland

  • Author: Boris Dorschel,Andrew J. Wheeler,Xavier Monteys,Koen Verbruggen
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9789048193769
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 164
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Presented in an accessible, user-friendly format, this atlas sets out all the major features revealed during one of the largest ever deep-sea mapping campaigns. A unique insight into the morphology of the seabed along the continental margin of the North-East Atlantic, it reveals for the first time many features that have hitherto been hidden beneath the waves. It is organised both thematically and by region, with the sea floor and its biological hotspots – areas of high biodiversity such as seamounts – shown at a resolution not possible before. The atlas presents everything from submarine canyons to coral carbonate mounds, using digital terrain models generated from multibeam data and photographs taken from unmanned deep-water vehicles (ROVs). The full-colour imagery includes digital three-dimensional seabed maps as well as the photographs, with concise text descriptions and topic boxes used to highlight and explain the geological, biological and hydrographical features, in addition to their importance and context in the deep-sea realm. Alongside the wealth of background information and topic boxes on special highlights, extensive on-line resources link the reader to full data sets and GIS locations, while suggestions for further reading point to ongoing research highlights. This is a fascinating resource that will be of use to anyone involved in off-shore and underwater activities, whether scientific or commercial.

Seafloor Geomorphology as Benthic Habitat

Seafloor Geomorphology as Benthic Habitat

GeoHAB Atlas of Seafloor Geomorphic Features and Benthic Habitats

  • Author: Peter T Harris,Elaine K Baker
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 0123851416
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 936
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The conservation of marine benthic biodiversity is a recognised goal of a number of national and international programs such as the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity (CBD). In order to attain this goal, information is needed about the distribution of life in the ocean so that spatial conservation measures such as marine protected areas (MPAs) can be designed to maximise protection within boundaries of acceptable dimensions. Ideally, a map would be produced that showed the distribution of benthic biodiversity to enable the efficient design of MPAs. The dilemma is that such maps do not exist for most areas and it is not possible at present to predict the spatial distribution of all marine life using the sparse biological information currently available. Knowledge of the geomorphology and biogeography of the seafloor has improved markedly over the past 10 years. Using multibeam sonar, the benthic ecology of submarine features such as fjords, sand banks, coral reefs, seamounts, canyons, mud volcanoes and spreading ridges has been revealed in unprecedented detail. This book provides a synthesis of seabed geomorphology and benthic habitats based on the most recent, up-to-date information. Introductory chapters explain the drivers that underpin the need for benthic habitat maps, including threats to ocean health, the habitat mapping approach based on principles of biogeography and benthic ecology and seabed (geomorphic) classification schemes. Case studies from around the world are then presented. They represent a range of seabed features where detailed bathymetric maps have been combined with seabed video and sampling to yield an integrated picture of the benthic communities that are associated with different types of benthic habitat. The final chapter examines critical knowledge gaps and future directions for benthic habitat mapping research. Reviews and compares the different methodologies currently being used Includes global case studies Provides geological expertise into what has traditionally been a biological discipline

Submerged Landscapes of the European Continental Shelf

Submerged Landscapes of the European Continental Shelf

Quaternary Paleoenvironments

  • Author: Nicholas C. Flemming,Jan Harff,Anthony Burgess,Geoffrey N. Bailey,Delminda Moura
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118922131
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 552
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"COST, European Cooperation in Science and Technology."

Geoinformatics for Marine and Coastal Management

Geoinformatics for Marine and Coastal Management

  • Author: Darius Bartlett,Louis Celliers
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1498731554
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 414
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Geoinformatics for Marine and Coastal Management provides a timely and valuable assessment of the current state of the art geoinformatics tools and methods for the management of marine systems. This book focuses on the cutting-edge coverage of a wide spectrum of activities and topics such as GIS-based application of drainage basin analysis, contribution of ontology to marine management, geoinformatics in relation to fisheries management, hydrography, indigenous knowledge systems, and marine law enforcement. The authors present a comprehensive overview of the field of Geoinformatic Applications in Marine Management covering key issues and debates with specific case studies illustrating real-world applications of the GIS technology. This "box of tools" serves as a long-term resource for coastal zone managers, professionals, practitioners, and students alike on the management of oceans and the coastal fringe, promoting the approach of allowing sustainable and integrated use of oceans to maximize opportunities while keeping risks and hazards to a minimum.

Atlas of Submarine Glacial Landforms

Atlas of Submarine Glacial Landforms

Modern, Quaternary and Ancient

  • Author: J.A. Dowdeswell,M. Canals,M. Jakobsson,B.J. Todd,E.K. Dowdeswell,K. Hogan
  • Publisher: Geological Society of London
  • ISBN: 1786202689
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 618
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New geophysical techniques (multibeam echo sounding and 3D seismics) have revolutionized high-resolution imaging of the modern seafloor and palaeo-shelf surfaces in Arctic and Antarctic waters, generating vast quantities of data and novel insights into sedimentary architecture and past environmental conditions. The Atlas of Submarine Glacial Landforms is a comprehensive and timely summary of the current state of knowledge of these high-latitude glacier-influenced systems. The Atlas presents over 180 contributions describing, illustrating and discussing the full variability of landforms found on the high-latitude glacier-influenced seafloor, from fjords and continental shelves to the continental slope, rise and deep-sea basins beyond. The distribution and geometry of these submarine landforms provide key information on past ice-sheet extent and the direction and nature of ice flow and dynamics. The papers discuss individual seafloor landforms, landform assemblages and entire landsystems from relatively mild to extreme glacimarine climatic settings and on timescales from the modern margins of tidewater glaciers, through Quaternary examples to ancient glaciations in the Late Ordovician.

Atlas of Cetacean Distribution in North-west European Waters

Atlas of Cetacean Distribution in North-west European Waters

  • Author: James B. Reid,Peter G. H. Evans,Simon P. Northridge,Joint Nature Conservation Committee (Great Britain)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Cetacea
  • Page: 76
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An account of the distribution of 28 cetacean species that are known to have occurred in the waters off north-west Europe. Individual chapters cover particular species in detail, spanning identification, behaviour and social organisation, diet and habitat preferences, worldwide distribution and population status.

The Geography of the Ocean

The Geography of the Ocean

Knowing the ocean as a space

  • Author: Anne-Flore Laloë
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317030540
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 170
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Despite the fact that the vast majority of the earth’s surface is made up of oceans, there has been surprisingly little work by geographers which critically examines the ocean-space and our knowledge and perceptions of it. This book employs a broad conceptual and methodological framework to analyse specific events that have contributed to the production of geographical knowledge about the ocean. These include, but are not limited to, Christopher Columbus’ first transatlantic journey, the mapping of nonexistent islands, the establishment of transoceanic trade routes, the discovery of largescale water movements, the HMS Challenger expedition, the search for the elusive Terra Australis Incognita, the formulation of the theory of continental drift and the mapping of the seabed. Using a combination of original, empirical (archival, material and cartographic), and theoretical sources, this book uniquely brings together fascinating narratives throughout history to produce a representation and mapping of geographical oceanic knowledge. It questions how we know what we know about the oceans and how this knowledge is represented and mapped. The book then uses this representation and mapping as a way to coherently trace the evolution of oceanic spatial awareness. In recent years, particularly in historical geography, discovering and knowing the ocean-space has been a completely separate enterprise from discovering and colonising the lands beyond it. There has been such focus on studying colonised lands, yet the oceans between them have been neglected. This book gives the geographical ocean a voice to be acknowledged as a space where history, geography and indeed historical geography took place.

The Phantom Atlas

The Phantom Atlas

The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps

  • Author: Edward Brooke-Hitching
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • ISBN: 145216844X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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The Phantom Atlas is a guide to the world not as it is, but as it was imagined to be. It's a world of ghost islands, invisible mountain ranges, mythical civilizations, ship-wrecking beasts, and other fictitious features introduced on maps and atlases through mistakes, misunderstanding, fantasies, and outright lies. This richly illustrated book collects and explores the colorful histories behind a striking range of real antique maps that are all in some way a little too good to be true. Author Edward Brooke-Hitching investigates the places where exploration and mythology meet, using gorgeous atlas images as springboards for tales of the deranged buccaneers, seafaring monks, heroes, swindlers, and other amazing stories behind cartography's greatest phantoms.

Cold-Water Corals

Cold-Water Corals

The Biology and Geology of Deep-Sea Coral Habitats

  • Author: J. Murray Roberts
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521884853
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 334
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Highly illustrated synthesis of research on cold-water corals worldwide.

Seabed Fluid Flow

Seabed Fluid Flow

The Impact on Geology, Biology and the Marine Environment

  • Author: Alan Judd,Martin Hovland
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139461605
  • Category: Science
  • Page: N.A
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Seabed fluid flow involves the flow of gases and liquids through the seabed. Such fluids have been found to leak through the seabed into the marine environment in seas and oceans around the world - from the coasts to deep ocean trenches. This geological phenomenon has widespread implications for the sub-seabed, seabed, and marine environments. Seabed fluid flow affects seabed morphology, mineralization, and benthic ecology. Natural fluid emissions also have a significant impact on the composition of the oceans and atmosphere; and gas hydrates and hydrothermal minerals are potential future resources. This book describes seabed fluid flow features and processes, and demonstrates their importance to human activities and natural environments. It is targeted at research scientists and professionals with interests in the marine environment. Colour versions of many of the illustrations, and additional material - most notably feature location maps - can be found at www.cambridge.org/9780521819503.

Philip's Atlas of the Oceans

Philip's Atlas of the Oceans

  • Author: John Pernetta
  • Publisher: Philip's
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Atlases, British
  • Page: 208
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Prepared by authors, consultants and advisers from over 20 academic bodies, this text uses hundreds of photographs, maps and diagrams to explain every aspect of the world's oceans and seas.

Fish Atlas of the Celtic Sea, North Sea and Baltic Sea

Fish Atlas of the Celtic Sea, North Sea and Baltic Sea

Based on International Research-Vessel Surveys

  • Author: Henk J. L. Heessen,Jim R. Ellis,Niels Daan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9789086862665
  • Category:
  • Page: 700
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Geosphere-biosphere Coupling

Geosphere-biosphere Coupling

Carbonate Mud Mounds and Cold Water Reefs : International Conference and Sixth Post-cruise Meeting of the Training Through Research Programme, Gent, Belgium, 7-11 February 1998

  • Author: B. De Mol
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mud mounds
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The Sea Floor

The Sea Floor

  • Author: Eugen Seibold,Wolfgang H. Berger
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3662225190
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 356
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The Sea Floor deals with the most important results achieved in Marine Geology over the last three decades. Relevant geophysical, geochemical, sedimentological and paleontological methods are shortly described. They should allow the reader to comment on new results about plate tectonics, marine sedimentation from the coasts to the deep sea, climatological aspects, paleoceanology and the use of the sea floor. The text tries to transmit to the reader the excitement of marine geological research both aboard and in modern laboratories. Basic mineralogical, geochemical, biological and other relevant data and a detailed list of books and symposia are given in an Appendix. The second edition of the Sea Floor is an updated version with many new aspects and illustrations and contains detailed lists of relevant books.

The Rand McNally atlas of the oceans

The Rand McNally atlas of the oceans

  • Author: Rand McNally
  • Publisher: Rand McNally & Company
  • ISBN: 9780528832956
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 208
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National Geographic Atlas of the World

National Geographic Atlas of the World

  • Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.),John F. Shupe
  • Publisher: National Geographic
  • ISBN: 9780870448355
  • Category: Atlases
  • Page: 404
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Contains more than 150,000 entries and revised maps documenting our changing planet, including 20 new countries, such as newly independent Ukraine, each profiled in "Nations of the World."

Benthic Biodiversity in the Southern Irish Sea

Benthic Biodiversity in the Southern Irish Sea

  • Author: Andrew S. Y. Mackie,Peter Graham Oliver,E. Ivor S. Rees
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Benthic animals
  • Page: 264
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The Hydrographic Journal

The Hydrographic Journal

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Hydrographic surveying
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 8835
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1996 offshore atlas of world oil & gas theatres

1996 offshore atlas of world oil & gas theatres

  • Author: Deveral D. George
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 240
  • View: 5423
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The Ocean Economy in 2030

The Ocean Economy in 2030

  • Author: OECD
  • Publisher: OECD Publishing
  • ISBN: 9264251723
  • Category:
  • Page: 256
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This report explores the growth prospects for the ocean economy, its capacity for future employment creation and innovation, and its role in addressing global challenges. Special attention is devoted to the emerging ocean-based industries.