Marine sedimentary environment

Definition: The dataset provides an overview of dominant sedimentary environments in the mapped area. This is an interpretation of the processes acting on and near the seabed in terms of deposition, transportation and erosion of sediments. Marine sedimentary environment, regional is one of the products of the MAREANO-program and covers the mapped marine areas on the Norwegian continental shelf in the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea.

Updated: 28.01.2022
Owner: Geological Survey of Norway


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.

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: 61%

Mareano status