Shell sand - occurrences

Definition: Shell sand occurrences show areas in the coastal zone with information about shell sand on the seabed, either based on mapping in the field or modeling. Sediments with a calcium carbonate content > 50% and consisting of whole or crushed calcerous shells are described as shell sand or shell gravel.

Updated: 25.03.2023
Owner: Geological Survey of Norway


The data set can be used as a basis in overall area, resource and environmental planning, habitat mapping, vulnerability analyzes, impact assessments 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: 60%

Mareano status