Deep seismic surveys in the Mediterranean Sea


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As part of a European multinational collaboration, 1104 km of deep seismic reflection data were collected in the Mediterranean Sea during February and March 1992 under the technical supervision of the British Institutions Reflection Profiling Syndicate (BIRPS), based at the University of Cambridge. The surveys were centered over the southern Ionian Sea between Italy and Greece and over the Valencia trough and Balearic ridge offshore Spain (Figure 1).

Principal funding for data acquisition was provided by the European Economic Community under the auspices of Project STREAMERS and by the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC) in Barcelona, respectively. The STREAMERS Project, coordinated by Alfred Hirn at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, is based on a collaboration between the Institut Physique du Globe de Paris, Istituto di Miniere e Geofisica Applicata Universita' Degli Studi Trieste, Public Petroleum Corporation of Greece, the University of Athens, the University of Lisbon, the CSIC, and the BIRPS team (Universities of Cambridge, College Wales, East Anglia, Leicester, and London).