Details of REMP project - Fracture Zones


Dataset identification

Title of datasetREMP project - Fracture Zones
Narrative summary of datasetThe GEBCO Sub-Committee on Undersea Feature Names (SCUFN) maintains and makes available a digital gazetteer of the names, generic feature type and geographic position of features on the seafloor. The gazetteer is available to view and download via a web map application, hosted by the International Hydrographic Organization Data Centre for Digital Bathymetry (IHO DCDB) co-located with the US National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). This data set has been used as one of the data inputs in the Atlantic REMP project. This project, funded by the European Union, worked together with stakeholders to produce a draft Regional Environmental Management Plan (REMP) for the Area in the North Atlantic, with a focus on the polymetallic sulphide deposits of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge which are of interest for deep-sea mining. There was close collaboration with the International Seabed Authority (ISA) and a consortium of scientific organisations. Marine data from multiple data services underpinned the environmental management plan development. A selection of the data sets is included in EMODnet Ingestion for wider distribution.
Start date2010-01-01
End date2100-01-01

Responsible organisations

CountryUnited States
Organisation nameMarine Geospatial Ecology Lab, Duke University
Role of organisationPublisher

Dataset availability

Original dataset download link
Dataset formatGeographic Information System
Public accessNo limitations
License for useCC0 1.0


Latitude north boundary89
Longitude east boundary180
Latitude south boundary-89
Longitude west boundary-180
Sea areaWorld

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typeGravity, magnetics and bathymetry
Administration and dimensions
ParameterHorizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time

Process information

Submitting organisationDuke University
Submission identifier (UUID)75352171-a3be-4a8b-9240-aeb230eb6c09
Date of dataset creation2010-01-01
Date of metadata creation2021-09-09
Date of metadata latest revision2021-09-12
Date of publishing2021-09-14
Processing data centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
Summary record-ID855