Accumulation basins

Definition: Accumulation basins are the natural depressions on the sea floor with very weak bottom currents and prevailingly fine grained sediments. The renewal of bottom water in natural depressions on the seafloor my be so slow, that input of extra organic matter (f.ex. from fish farms) may result in reducing conditions.

Updated: 28.01.2023
Owner: Geological Survey of Norway


The data set can be used as a basis for general areal and environmental planning in the coastal zone, for aquaculture and fisheries purposes, and for the sustainable management of the marine environment.

Explanation of assessment of FAIR principles:

There have made various tests to evaluate datasets in relation to the FAIR criteria. These are our interpretations, which then assess the criteria in relation to standards and protocols used for spatial data in Norway and Europe. For more information on which calculations we use for each indicator, look at the details of FAIR assessments for each specific dataset.

FAIR status: 71%

Mareano status