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The mineral resources of the English Channel and Thames Estuary

Bide, T.P.; Balson, P.S.; Mankelow, J.M.; Shaw, R.A.; Walters, A.S.; Campbell, E.. 2013 The mineral resources of the English Channel and Thames Estuary. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 22pp. (OR/12/096)

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Abstract/Summary

This report accompanies the Marine mineral resource map the marine sand and gravel resources of the English Channel and Thames Estuary (Bide et al, 2012). It has been published as part of the research project Mineral Resource Assessment of the UK Continental Shelf commissioned by The Crown Estate. The map is one of a series that covers the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). Knowledge of mineral resources is essential for effective and sustainable planning decisions. The marine mineral resource maps provide a comprehensive, relevant and accessible information base. This information will allow all stakeholders (planners, industry and members of the public) to visualise the distribution of offshore minerals to a common standard and at a common scale, an important requirement of an integrated marine planning system. The maps will also facilitate the conservation (safeguarding) of non-renewable mineral resources for future generations in accordance with the principles of sustainable development.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Funders/Sponsors: The Crown Estate
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
Date made live: 05 Jun 2013 15:28 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/502139

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