Geological Survey Ireland recently presented as work package lead on Seabed Minerals at the final meeting of the EMODnet-Geology project from 23-25 May Torshavn, the Faroe Islands, to discuss results of the past project phase and the plans for the future. Partners of the EMODnet-Geology project had been invited to the Faroese capital of Torshavn by the Faroese Geological Survey, Jardfeingi, whom had been a subcontractor with the project during repeated phases of the project. Hosted at Hotel Føroyar, the meeting location offered stunning views of the capital Torshavn, the island of Nólsoy and the North Atlantic. Delegates had the opportunity to further take in the views of the remote islands with an excursion finishing off the meeting on the final day, which despite harsh conditions was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
The meeting allowed for delegates to summarise all project activities of the last two years and verified that project tasks and deliverables had been well fulfilled.
European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) is a network of organistaions supported by the EU's maritime policy of which Geological Survey Ireland is a key partner. These organisations work together to observe the sea, process the data according to international standards and make that information freely available as interoperable data layers and data products. The EMODnet Geology portal consolidates European offshore data including seafloor geology, seabed substrates, rates of coastline migration, geological events and probabilities and mineral resources.
Products of the project summarised in Torshavn along with further information about the EMODnet-Geology project are available HERE