Data were received by A.P.Karpinsky Russian Geological Research Institute in frame of projects: State Geological Survey of the eastern Gulf of Finland bottom (scale 1:200 000) in 1984-2000 (Reports: Moskalenko P.E. et al. (1990). Geological survey of central part of the Gulf of Finland (scale 1:200 000). Sheet O-35-IV. VSEGEI; Fedorov S.M., Moskalenko P.E. et al. (1995). Geological survey of the Gulf of Finland (scale 1:200 000). Sheets P-35-XXXVI, O-35-V, VI, O-36-I, VSEGEI; Moskalenko P.E. et al. (2000). Geological survey of the Gulf of Finland (scale 1:200 000). Р-35-XXIX, XXXIII, XXXIV, XXXV. VSEGEI); Projects on nearshore coastal zone mapping of the eastern Gulf of Finland (2000-2008) (Reports: Ryabchuk D.V. et al. (2004) Mapping of bottom sediments and technogenic objects within the Neva Bay; Ryabchuk D.V. et al. (2005-2006) Geoenvironmental monitoring of the coastal zone of the eastern Gulf of Finland (near St. Petersburg Flood Protective Dam); Ryabchuk D.V. et al. (2006; 2007; 2008) Development of geological base for the coast protection). In 2004-2008 (Report: Zhamoida V.A. et al. (2008) Up-to-date assessment of mineral-resource potential, control over geological hazards and establishment of prediction development models of geological environment in the Baltic Sea and its coastal zone). In 2012-2014 in frame of project “Transboundary tools for spatial planning and conservation of the Gulf of Finland (TOPCONS). Finnish-Russian ENPI program”. In 2011-2017 (Reports: Zhamoida V.A. et al. (2011; 2012; 2015; 2017) State monitoring of geological environment of the nearshore bottom of Russian Barents, Baltic and White seas).
The dataset includes 6630 sampling sites, i.g. garb-samplers and box corers - 5670, gravity corers - 1870, vibrocores 383, Niemisto cores – 10 and 535 single channel seismic profiles accrued with different source types (pinger, boomer or sparker) with total length around 8 287,6 kilomiters.