North Atlantic Margins Evolution Project (NAME) 2017-2019
The NAME project focuses on the sedimentology, stratigraphy, palaeoecology and structural geology of Early Jurassic to Early Cretaceous sedimentary units deposited in North Atlantic marginal basins. The study region extends between Florida and Newfoundland in the west and Senegal and the British Isles in the east. In the current project phase, fieldwork will be undertaken in the Lusitanian Basin (Portugal) and the Senegal Basin (Senegal, Gambia and Cabo Verde), and we will produce new data on sediment provenance, biostratigraphy and salt tectonics. The techniques we will employ include petrography, heavy mineral analysis, zircon geochronology, palynology, palaeontology and restoration of structural cross sections. These results will be integrated with data collected during the 2014-2016 phase of the project to produce palaeogeographic facies maps.
- Salt tectonics and its influence on sediment routing and sandstone provenance in the Lusitanian Basin, Portugal.
- Provenance signatures of modern river sands in the Senegal Basin: potential analogues for Mesozoic reservoirs.
- Biostratigraphy, sedimentology and sandstone provenance of the Mesozoic succession on Maio, Cabo Verde Archipelago.
- Biostratigraphy, sedimentology and sandstone provenance of key DSDP/ODP sites corresponding to onshore research areas.
- Palaeogeographic facies maps for major source and reservoir rock intervals.
- Mesozoic ‘Basal Complex’ on Fuerteventura (Canary Islands, Spain): analytical results.
Project length: 24 months from August 2017.
Contact(s): Simon Schneider
The map below shows the samples collected and/or the areas of relevance for reports issued during this project phase. To interactively explore all the reports and samples belonging to the project series, click the blue button below the map.
Reports Issued in This Project
- Senegambian modern river sand provenance study – links with ancient depositional systems of the MSGBC Basin CASP.NAME2017-19.18
- Life at the continental – marine interface: palaeoenvironments and biota of the Alcobaça Formation (Late Jurassic, central Portugal) CASP.NAME2017-19.17
- A study of the Late Jurassic – earliest Cretaceous of the Lusitanian Basin, Portugal: The interplay of sandstone provenance, halokinetics, sediment routing and stratigraphy CASP.NAME2017-19.16
- Jurassic to Early Cretaceous salt tectonics in the Lusitanian Basin, Portugal: New insights from fieldwork CASP.NAME2017-19.15
- The Mesozoic succession on Maio, Cabo Verde: facies, stratigraphy and provenance data CASP.NAME2017-19.14
- The composition and character of the Late Jurassic – Earliest Cretaceous sandstones of the Lusitanian Basin CASP.NAME2017-19.13
- The Mesozoic ‘Basal Complex’ on Fuerteventura (Canary Islands, Spain): Analytical results CASP.NAME2017-19.12
- Review on the structural evolution of the Lusitanian Basin CASP.NAME2017-19.11
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