Paper Summary

Gravity coring and dredging has been used to obtain extensive seabed sampling of escarpments and potential hydrocarbon seep sites offshore Greenland in the northeast Atlantic. Sampling of sub cropping strata and thin overburden sediments provide consistent information on ages of the strata and the nature of potential active hydrocarbon systems. Our results are the first to document active hydrocarbon systems in the Baffin Bay, the northeast Greenland shelf, and on the southern Jan Mayen Ridge.