NGU has been acquiring airborne data in the Oslofjord area from early eighties until 2011. Some of the airborne surveys were performed by NGU itself and some of them were contracted to surveying companies e.g. Fugro, SGU. These airborne data were presented in various reports and stored as separate grids and databases for individual surveys. Later, it seemed necessary to compile this data together and present them as a single grid data.
Action map for tunnel planning, Oslofjord - Telemark region: Mapping deeply weathered weakness zones
Joints and fractures were weathered during a sub-tropical climate regime and thus may contain smectite and kaolinite. The presence of such minerals prohibits groundwater flow in fracture and fault zones. The clay-bearing zones may cause mechanical problems during both tunnel construction and later operation. Due to the chemical alteration of magnetic minerals during weathering, weak zones are characterized by negative magnetic anomalies.
Inntil nå har de aller fleste av Norges mineralressurser kun vært punktfestet, dvs. uten et definert areal. De har også i liten grad vært verdisatt, dvs. i hvilken grad de er viktige ressurser. Dette er problematisk i forhold til f.eks. kommuneplaner, verneplaner, veiplaner osv. Viktige økonomiske forekomster og områder med et høyt potensial for å finne drivverdige forekomster kan bli båndlagt ved annen aktivitet/utbygging/fredning osv.