7. Münsteraner Spitzbergen-Expedition (part 2: Dickson Land)
In 1996 our party will map the Devonian and Carboniferous sediments in central Dickson Land. The main aim of the project is to investigate the relationship of the Woodfjorden Group to the Mimerdalen Group. If the contact between both units is represented by a transition zone, the age of Mimerdalen Group has to be revised. On the other hand if the age of this Group ranges to the Fammennian or Lower Carboniferous, there is a contradiction to the Late Devonian Svalbardian movements. Therefore palaeontological investigations of the Mimerdalen sediments is another main subject.