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MAREANO maps depth and topography, sediment composition, contaminants, biotopes and habitats in Norwegian waters.

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The MAREANO survey continues to the Sklinna Bank off mid-Norway

31.07.2020

Cruise diary: The ongoing MAREANO survey has now moved southwards from the Træna Bank to the Sklinna Bank on the mid-Norwegian shelf. The seafloor terrain here varies more than farther north, and we have found hitherto unregistered cold-water coral reefs.

Horseshoe and cold-water coral reefs

Horseshoe and cold-water coral reefs

29.07.2020

Cruise diary: In the framework of this year´s seabed mapping on the Norwegian continental shelf, R/V "G.O. Sars" arrived on Trænabanken last week.

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Seabed mapping in the Norwegian Arctic

05.11.2019

Thursday afternoon, on the 10th of October, RV G.O. Sars left Tromsø harbour, heading for Kvitøyrenna, a bathymetric trough located between the islands Storøya and Kvitøya within the eastern part of the Svalbard archipelago. It is a long way from Tromsø to Kvitøya, and the transit was planned to take two and a half day. However, the trip took even longer when a northerly wind picked up.