Neotectonics in Norway. Annual Technical Report 1997
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Neotectonic crustal deformations have been reported at a large number of locations in Norway (both on local and regional scales). The NEONOR Project represents a national effort by several national research and mapping institutions to investigate these phenomena through a multidiciplinary approach. Both the industry and the Norwegian Research Council contribute with major financial support. The main objectives of the NEONOR. Project are to systematically collect data, and to provide answers to the questions: 1) How can recent crustal deformation be characterised in time and space? 2) What processes cause the neotectonic crustal deformations? 3) What are the implications for migration and occurrence of fluids (especi- ally hydrocarbons and groundwater) in bedrock? 4) What are the implications for geohazard related to constructing sensitive installations like pipelines, gas-terminals and hydropower-plants. The initial phase of the project includes a systematic collection and charac- terisation of known deformations. New geological, geodetic and seismological data are, however, also acquired.