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Geological Survey of Canada (GSC)-Atlantic Science Hour
August 2018

Who: Valentina Yanko

Head of the Department of Physical and Marine Geology
Head of the Laboratory of Marine Geology and Geochemistry
Head of the Scientific and Educational Center of Geoarchaeology
Marine and Environmental Geology (SECGMEG)
Odessa I. I. Mechnikov National University, Ukraine

What: Degassing of the Black Sea Bottom under global climate change: significance for environment, geological exploration and navigation

The Black Sea basin contains great resources of methane gas stored in form of gas hydrates beneath sea floor, the amount of which is believed higher than in any other known gas reservoir on Earth. Gas related features e.g. submarine volcanoes, gas seeps, and gas bogs release methane to water column. The project is focussed on mapping these features on the Black Sea shelf and slope and on understanding energy resources and related geohazards in the world's largest (428,000 km2) meromictic basin. This research is relevant to energy policy makers and coastal managers who deal with environmental hazards and sustainable development in the region under the Global Climate Change. The presentation will address the current knowledge of the methane resources and seep-related features in the Black Sea, and discuss approaches, significance and benefits of the research into methane degassing.

When: 10:30 am, Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Where: AGC Boardroom, 5th Floor Murray, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Last Modified: 2018-07-24