D015 AN INTEGRATED STUDY OF THE NILE DEEP SEA FAN MARGIN Summary 1 Since 1998 four distinct marine geological/geophysical academic surveys (including swath bathymetry MCS seismic coring and recently deep dives) have brougth considerable amount of new data on the almost unknown deep Egyptian Continental Margin and particularly on the Nile Deep Sea Fan the major recent terrigenous construction within the Mediterranean Sea. This deep clastic system which shows strongly contrasted morphologies and sedimentary instabilities and contains numerous fluid escape features is made of a thick (1 to 3 km) pile of Pliocene and Quaternary sediments resting on variably thick


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