Seabed properties for anchoring floating structures in the portuguese offshore

Joaquim Pombo, Aurora Rodrigues, APF da Silva

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Anchoring structures in marine environments requires a good knowledge of seabed properties, based on laboratory tests and geophysical data acquisition. This work is addressed to the analysis of one anchor site located off the Portuguese coast, combining laboratory tests and high resolution seismic profiling. Seven different classes of sediments were individualised (according to United Soil Classification System), and coherent with the sedimentary layer architecture identified in the geophysical profiles; data provided awareness about the thickness of the unconsolidated sedimentary layer to the bedrock.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Geology for Society and Territory Volume 6
Subtitle of host publicationApplied Geology for Major Engineering Projects
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783319090603
ISBN (Print)9783319090597
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Floating structures
  • Offshore
  • Seabed properties


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