Seabed sediments (grain size), detailed

Dataset

Definition: The data set shows the grain size composition in the upper part of the seabed sediments (upper 0-50 cm of the seabed). The attribute table for the data set provides information on the different grain size classes and which term is used based on the content of different fractions in sediments. Based on information about grain size distribution, other topics can be further developed, such as sedimentation environment, bottom stream data, information on hard and soft bottoms, etc.

Updated: 06.10.2022
Submitter: Norwegian Mapping Authority
Owner: Geological Survey of Norway
Version number 1

Usage

This data set can be used as basis for decision making in the overall land use and environmental planning, habitat mapping, vulnerability analyzes, impact analysis in connection with installations on the seabed etc. Based on information about grain size distribution, other thematic maps can be developed, such as sedimentary environment, bottom currents, anchoring conditions, etc.

Inspire tema: Sea regions

Areal

Areal: 0

Relevant areal: 0

Inspire status

ASSESSMENT POINT
STATUS VALUE
COMMENT
Metadata:
good
Metadata service status
good
Sharing of data
good
WMS:
useable
Download service WFS
deficient
Download service Atom feed
good
Download service WFS or Atom-feed
good
Harmoniserte data
deficient
Spatial data service
deficient