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  Information - SSP10 Sedimentary systems from source to sink (Results of EU projects EUROdelta, EuroSTRATAFORM and Promess)

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Understanding how the marine sedimentary record is built up is critical to provide better insight how man can use and develop the submarine environment in a responsible, sustainable fashion.

A key aim of the session is to gain a better understanding of how sediment particles are transported from river mouths, via deltas and across the shallow shelf and/or through submarine canyons down to the deep sea.
It is the intention that by comparison of results of studies of different margin settings, a detailed and integrated knowledge is obtained regarding functioning of the sedimentary systems in different settings.
Especially contributions related to establishment of the long term role and development of prodeltas and on the role and importance of canyons as conduits for sediment transport directly to the deep sea are welcomed (based on geophysical, stratigraphic, sedimentological, and/or oceanographic data) , inclusive of results of studies related to the temporal and spatial variability of sedimentary systems, the variability in the amount of sediment supplied into the system, the causes of this variability, and sediment deposition and accumulation.

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