The Continental Shelf Project of the Kingdom of Denmark – status and issues

Authors

  • Christian Marcussen Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark
  • Finn Mørk Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark
  • Thomas Funck Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark
  • Willy Lehmann Weng Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark
  • Mikael Pedersen Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.34194/geusb.v33.4485

Keywords:

Denmark

Abstract

This paper summarises the status of the Continental Shelf Project of the Kingdom of Denmark after the recent submission for an extended continental shelf in the area to the north of Greenland. We discuss some of the similarities between the submission areas north of the Faroe Islands and north of Greenland including the morphological continuation of ridges extending seaward of the geomorphical continental shelf. Documentation of the sediment thickness in the adjoining basins and sediment continuity with the continental slope plays a vital role in the delineation of the outer limits of the extended continental shelf. Here, we compare how these issues were addressed around the well-studied Faroe Islands and in the sparsely surveyed Arctic Ocean.

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Published

2015-07-07

How to Cite

Marcussen, C., Mørk, F., Funck, T., Lehmann Weng, W., & Pedersen, M. (2015). The Continental Shelf Project of the Kingdom of Denmark – status and issues. GEUS Bulletin, 33, 41–44. https://doi.org/10.34194/geusb.v33.4485

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