Marine landforms

Definition: The data set shows different landforms on the seabed on the Norwegian continental shelf and in the fjords. Examples of seabed landforms are channels, canyons, sediment waves, areas with sediment waves, glacial lineations, iceberg plough marks, moraines, slide escarpments, slide scars, slide areas, areas with slide deposits, submarine fans and areas with pockmarks.

Updated: 22.05.2024
Owner: Geological Survey of Norway


Knowledge of landforms on the seabed gives us understanding of the processes in the marine environment, both those who formed the seabed during and immediately after the ice age, and those affecting the seabed today. This dataset can be used as basis for decision making in overall land use and environmental planning, vulnerability analysis, habitat mapping, in connection with installations on the seabed etc.

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: 66%

Mareano status