Seabed lander measures seabed sediments

08/30/1999
HIGH ON THE AGENDA FOR any decommissioning project is establishing the environmental impact from the legacy of contaminated cuttings piles around platforms. Before any decision on the possible solution options can be made, data on the size, character, sediment mobility, and contaminant history of the sediment has to be collected. These data can then be used to model likely fate and dispersion of soluble and particulate contaminants and inform decisions on cuttings pile options.However, the close proximity of the cuttings piles to the platform makes collecting these data difficult. One option is to use research vessels with dynamic positioning, but this can be expensive. Another problem is...
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