Biotopes Mid-Norwegian Shelf

Service layer

Modelled biotopes on the Mid-Norwegian Shelf. Seven biotopes have been identified in the area through the use of multivariate statistics, based on bathymetry, geology and dominating fauna.

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Specific usage

Biotope maps are important for the understanding of the sea floor, for both the MAREANO programme and for coastal mapping projects. These maps may be used for marine spatial planning and for various other consultancy activities related to the use of marine areas.


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Contact information

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Contact metadata:
Janne Grete Wesche, – Geological Survey of Norway

Contact owner:
Margaret Dolan, – Geological Survey of Norway

Contact publisher:
Aave Lepland, – Geological Survey of Norway


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Distribution type: WMS service

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Layer name: Biotoper_MTRL


Access constraints: Open data

Use constraints: License

Licence: Norsk lisens for offentlige data (NLOD)

Security constraints: Unclassified