Organic and inorganic carbon content of 886 surficial (top 10cm) sediment samples from across Scottish adjacent waters. Samples were collected across the Scottish portion of the UK EEZ with the aim of understanding the organic carbon and inorganic content of differing sediment types across differing oceanographic conditions to better understand carbon storage in marine sediments.
The work is part of the Scottish Blue Carbon Forum research programme funded by the Scottish Government.
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POLYGON ((-8.173828125 54.398149266172, -8.173828125 61.756230775651, 1.7578125 61.756230775651, 1.7578125 54.398149266172))
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Scottish adjacent waters
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2018-01-20 to 2020-03-31
English (United Kingdom)
UK Open Government Licence (OGL)
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Surficial sediment samples were collected from Scottish adjacent waters from a variety of research vessels using different methods of sediment collection (detailed in supplementary documentation). The location of the samples were recorded using GPS alongside the water depth. Upon collection, the samples were described using the modified Folk scheme and stored at -20 Celsius. Additional samples were sourced from the British Geological Survey (BGS) sample repository (Keyworth, UK) which were collected by experienced marine geologists for BGS and the United Kingdom Hydrographic Organisation (UKHO) following the same sampling procedure detailed above.
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