Project Status - Active
Start Year: 2010
End Year: 2011
Funding Body: INFOMAR
Geographic Area: Ireland and NE Atlantic
Local Study Area: Old Head of Kinsale, Co. Cork; Bantry and Dunmanus Bays, Co. Cork
Project Co-Ordinator: Dr. Max Kozachenko
Project Partner: Dr. Pat Meere, BEES, UCC
CMRC Contact: Dr. Max Kozachenko
The aim of this project was to investigate the potential approaches and methodologies for extension of Ireland’s onshore bedrock geology to the offshore based on existing INFOMAR seabed mapping data. South-western coast of Ireland was chosen as a broad study area due to availability of good quality offshore data and comprehensive knowledge of onshore bedrock geology. Large quantities of data have been evaluated including multibeam bathymetry, LIDAR and seismic, which was supported with extensive coastal fieldwork and evaluation of existing terrestrial bedrock geology maps and aerial photographs. The project produced bedrock geology maps of area of seabed located east of the Old Head of Kinsale and of the Bantry & Dunmanus bays, Co. Cork, and, what is most important, developed and tested methodologies for mapping of bedrock geology in the offshore context that can be applied to mapping larger areas of seabed.
Reference: Kozachenko, M. and Meere, P. (2011) Extension of onshore bedrock geology to the offshore based on existing INFOMAR data: an investigation of potential approaches and methodologies. Technical report produced for INFOMAR programme. University College Cork, Ireland, 64pp.