6. nóvember 2014

Atlas and digital GIS database of geoscientific data of the North Atlantic region

NAGTEC (Northeast Atlantic Geoscience Tectonostratigraphic Atlas)
Atlas and digital GIS database of geoscientific data of the North Atlantic region
Colloquium of the School of Business and Science, University of Akureyri.
Thursday, the 13th of November, 12:00 – 13:00.
Room N102, Sólborg in the Norðurslóð building.
Presenter: Anett Blischke, Geoscientist of Petroleum Geology & Geophysics at the Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR) and PhD student at the University of Iceland.

The knowledge and understanding of the seabed and offshore sub-surface environments, their geology and building processes, are prerequisites for the rational utilization of natural resources, such as building materials, metals, geothermal, and oil and gas resources, of that region.

Anett Blischke is one of ÍSOR´s geoscientists in the field of geology and geophysics, who participated in the Nordic Partnership NAGTEC (Northeast Atlantic Geoscience Tectonostratigraphic Atlas) http://nagtec.org

NAGTEC is an international research consortium in collaboration with nine European Geological Surveys, such as from Denmark, Norway, the Faroe Islands, Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, Northern Ireland, the Netherlands and Germany. The project was carried out during the period 2011-2014. The work involved an extensive data and research review on the geological processes and developments that formed the Northeast Atlantic, such as crustal types of the ocean floor, opening processes through geologic time, plate tectonic drift speed and direction, volcanic activities and formation types, or stratigraphy and interacting sedimentary process. The basis of NAGTEC were also the creation of a comprehensive and up-to-date data set in regards to the regions magnetic field, gravitational fields, geochemistry characteristics, and heat flow parameters in the crust. ISOR has been heavily involved with the compiling and processing of data relating to the ocean floor around Iceland, along the Reykjanes and Kolbeinsey ridges on the continental margins of East Greenland, Mid-Norway, here with a special focus on the Jan Mayen Micro-continent and the Iceland Plateau, and last but not least the Rockall Plateau region.

The NAGTEC Atlas project was an industry funded project, and will be publically available in June 2016 for the printed Atlas version, and the digital GIS database will be publically available by June 2019.

Anett Blischke is originally from Saxony in Germany, and came to Iceland in 2004. She received her BS degree in geology at the Technical University of Berlin in 1995, and her MSc. degree in petroleum geology and geophysics in 1997 at the University of Oklahoma in the United States. Anett is presently also engaged in her doctoral studies in geophysics the University of Iceland. Her PhD project relates to the geological interpretation, mapping and assessment of potential hydrocarbon resources of the Jan Mayen micro-continent area. She has been working in the United States, England and Scotland within the oil industry from 1997 to 2004 for Phillips Petroleum Co. and ConnocoPhillips. Her work and research during that time was associated with hydrocarbon exploration in the United States, Kuwait, Egypt, Algeria, the United Kingdom and Norway. Anett now works with the Iceland GeoSurvey, where she specialized in hydrocarbon and geothermal resource exploration and evaluation in this country and abroad, such as projects in Norway, Greenland, Germany, Hungary, Turkey, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Belgium and the North Atlantic.

The lecture will be held in English.

Welcoming everybody