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Voyage report for SS2012V06 Eastern Coral Sea Tectonics (ECOSAT), R/V Southern Surveyor, October-November 2012


Seton, M and Williams, S and Mortimer, N and Meffre, S and Micklethwaite, S, Voyage report for SS2012V06 Eastern Coral Sea Tectonics (ECOSAT), R/V Southern Surveyor, October-November 2012, GNS Science Report 2016/49, Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, pp. 1-97. (2016) [Government or Industry Research]

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ECOSAT (Eastern Coral Sea Tectonics) was a 26 day Cairns to Brisbane voyage conducted on the R/V Southern Surveyor between 26th October and 20th November, 2012. The area surveyed was the eastern Coral Sea, including the undersea features of the Louisiade Plateau, Rennell Island Ridge, Santa Cruz Basin, West Torres Plateau, South Rennell Trough, D’Entrecasteaux Basin, Loyalty Ridge, northern Lord Howe Rise and Fairway Ridge. Activities consisted of rock recovery by dredging at 14 sites and collection of underway bathymetry, gravity and magnetic data. An estimated 1046 kg of igneous and sedimentary rock was dredged off the seabed of which 281 kg was retained for further study and archiving. When dating of rocks is completed and interpretations of bathymetric, gravity and magnetic and rock data are made, the results of the SS2012V06 survey will add to our knowledge of the tectonic evolution of the eastern Coral Sea region.

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Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:Coral Sea, New Caldonia, Rennell Island
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Structural geology and tectonics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
UTAS Author:Meffre, S (Professor Sebastien Meffre)
ID Code:113212
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:CODES ARC
Deposited On:2016-12-15
Last Modified:2017-01-20
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