The marine mineral resources of the UK Continental Shelf : final report

Bide, T.P.; Campbell, E.; Cave, M.; Balson, P.S.; Green, S.. 2013 The marine mineral resources of the UK Continental Shelf : final report. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 71pp. (CR/13/020N) (Unpublished)

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In 2011, The Crown Estate commissioned the British Geological Survey (BGS) to begin a two year research project to undertake a Mineral Resource Assessment of the UK Continental Shelf with the results being depicted as a series of maps, accompanying reports and associated GIS data. This report details the process behind the compilation of these maps. It outlines the data sources used in the project, the methodology used to compile the data, the confidence in the data and any caveats associated with the data and its use. This report focuses on the national model for sand and gravel, where relevant information on the data for other minerals is included for completeness. 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
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. Report made open by author November 2014
Date made live: 17 Nov 2014 14:26 +0 (UTC)

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