Jana Ólavsdóttir and Óluva R. Eidesgaard, geologists at Jarðfeingi, together with Martyn S. Stoker, BGS (British Geological Survey), have written a paper which was recently published in the Geological Society, London, Special Publications.

The paper is titled “The stratigraphy and structure of the Faroese continental margin” and it contains a discussion on the sub-basalt geology of the Faroese continental shelf. The work is mainly based on existing geological papers and former investigations concerning the Fareoes area so far.

The publiction is in the form of an Open Acess article and can be found here!

The article will be contained in a book along with about 20 other papers relating to the NAG-TEC Atlas, which was completed in 2014 and is now released to the public. NAG-TEC (Northeast Atlantic Geoscience Tectonostratigraphic Atlas), is a large North European projectwhich Jarðfeingi attended along with the British Geological Survey (BGS), the Icelandic Geosurvey (ISOR), the Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), the TNO innovation for life, the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI), the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI), and the National Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS).

Grein í Geological Society, London, Special Publications

Article in the Geological Society, London, Special Publications

NAG-TEC was funded jointly by oil companies and the participating research institutes. The aim with NAG-TEC is among others to improve the knowledge base as to hydrocarbon exploration in the North Atlantic.