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Shearwater Provides New Subsurface Imaging As An Active Partner In The NTNU Led Atlantic Laboratory Consortium For Mid Atlantic Exploration

2nd May 2023

Shearwater Provides new Subsurface Imaging of Mohns Ridge as an Active Partner in the NTNU-led Atlantic Laboratory (ATLAB-3) Consortium for Mid-Atlantic Exploration.
Shearwater proudly serves as an active collaboration partner in the ATLAB-3 consortium, led by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). ATLAB is a deep earth data acquisition consortium dedicated to collecting, processing, and interpreting MT, CSEM, and seismological data to enhance our understanding of mid-ocean ridges and oceanic plates’ nature, dynamics, and diversity.

“Collaborating with ATLAB and NTNU enables us to apply our imaging knowledge and experience to assist researchers in gaining new and valuable insights into the North Atlantic Ridges,” says Tanya Herwanger, Shearwater GeoServices SVP Strategy and New Markets.

Leveraging Shearwater Reveal, and our competency in technology, processing and imaging, and geology we have generated novel images from the ATLAB-3 seismic dataset. These findings will contribute to the development of new knowledge and understanding of both shallow and deep geology at the Mohns Ridge. This work has significantly enhanced our knowledge of what is required to image highly complex ridge systems and provided valuable insights for future endeavours.

In August 2022, the consortium successfully acquired 200 km of 2D seismic data on the Mohns Ridge, situated between Jan Mayen and Spitsbergen. As part of the ATLAB-3 project, a comprehensive range of environmental data was collected, including information on currents, pressure, turbidity, conductivity, oxygen content, carbon dioxide content, methane content, environmental DNA, as well as underwater video and images.

Shearwater is excited to showcase some of its work at the upcoming Deep Sea Mining Summit, taking place in London on May 3-4, 2023.

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The Atlantic Laboratory consortium for the acquisition of geophysical research data (ATLAB) was started as an internally funded consortium at NTNU in 2016. ATLAB’s primary aim is to research the nature, dynamics, and diversities of mid-ocean ridges and oceanic plates using state-of-the-art equipment and methodology.