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Marine Geophysical Cruise to Storbanken and Olga Basin in the Barents Sea aboard R/V Helmer Hanssen

Chief Scientist: Andreia Plaza-Faverola


The cruise was part of the Centre of Excellence for Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate (CAGE) at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway. It was partly supported by The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).

The cruise had the following scientific objectives:

  • To do a seismic survey in areas with identified seepage sites in Storbanken to study the mechanisms controlling near-surface migration and seepage.
  • To complement the cross-disciplinary data repository by CAGE in this area.
  • To search for seafloor seepage sites based on regional structural features (e.g., fault lineaments, glaci-tectonic features)