Cruise report - Sandwaves and sand transport on the Barents Sea continental margin offshore Norway
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Sandwaves are common on many continental shelves indicating the operation of strong currents which lead to erosion, transportation and deposition of sediment on the seabed. Their dynamic nature means that they can pose challenges to seafloor installations such as pipelines.Sandwaves were identified on the Barents Sea continental margin by the MAREANO programme (www.mareano.no). A project entitled \"Sandwaves and sand transport on the Barents Sea continental margin\", within the Norwegian Deepwater Program, NDP, was set up with the aim to provide a detailed study of the nature and characteristics on sand waves on the Barents Sea continental slope.