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PANGAEA - Data from profiles across Mediterranean sedimentary systems (PROMESS)

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PROMESS 1 is the first attempt to realise scientific drilling on continental shelves and slopes in the Mediterranean Sea. It is designed for sampling long sections (50-300 m) and realise in situ measurements of shelf and upper slope sedimentary sequences deposited during the last 500 kyr, at 50-300 m water depth. It will provide clues on sea-level changes, slope stability, canyon history and climate variability in physiographic settings with high sedimentation (glacial and interglacial prodeltas) and exceptional preservation of depositional sequences. Through PANGAEA, absolute and relative abundance data on planktic and benthic foraminifera in hole PRAD1-2 have been made publicly available.

Biology > Benthos, Biology > Plankton
Marine/Coastal, Continental shelf, Continental slope, Drilling, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, MED, Adriatic Sea

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 14,7704; MinLat: 42,6763 - MaxLong: 14,7704; MaxLat: 42,6763 [WGS84]
MED, Adriatic Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage

Institut Fran├žais de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER), moredata creatordata ownerdata creator

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PANGAEA: Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science, more
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2010-12-09
Information last updated: 2022-08-10
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