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GAULOSEN - Marint verneområde (OSPAR)

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  • Country:
  • Name of MPA:
  • Designation in national language:
    Marint verneområde (OSPAR)
  • Status:
  • Status year:
  • WDPA ID::
  • WDPA PID::
Marine Areas Network Map

General information

  • WDPA ID : 555625764
  • WDPA PID : 555625764
  • Name of MPA: GAULOSEN
  • Original name of MPA: Gaulosen
  • Country: Norway
  • Designation in national language: Marint verneområde (OSPAR)
  • Designation in English: Marine protected area (OSPAR )
  • Designation type: international
  • IUCN Category:
  • Reported marine area: 10,86 km²
  • Calculated total area: 10,82 km²
  • Calculated marine area: 10,80 km²
  • Status: Designated
  • Status year: 2017
  • OSPAR region: Arctic Waters
  • Management authority name: County Governor of Sør-Trøndelag
  • Management authority web site:

  • OSPAR conservation objectives/aims:
    • Prevent degradation of, and damage to, species, habitats and ecological processes, following the precautionary principle
    • Protect and conserve areas that best represent the range of species, habitats and ecological processes in the maritime area
  • Site conservation objectives/aims:
    • To maintain, conserve or restore biodiversity, natural heritage, habitats, species or landscapes with legal protection status
    • To maintain key ecological functions (spawning areas, nursery grounds, feeding zones, resting areas, areas of high productivity, etc.)
    • To improve governance on the MPA territory
    • To foster scientific research
  • Additional conservation objectives/aims:
    • Data not reported

Marine species and habitats

Warning : Non-exhaustive list of species and habitats with statuses, provided by the manager.

  • Inventory of marine species present with protection status Data not reported
  • Inventory of marine habitats present with protection status
    • Present habitats (and which justified the designation )
      Espèces sous statut

      Habitats listed by the OSPAR Convention

      Coral Gardens ( )
      Intertidal mudflats ( )
      Sea-pen and burrowing megafauna communities ( )
      Zostera beds ( )
Species and habitats commentary 0

Uses and activities

  • Human activities currently known to be occurring within the site:


  • Governing body:Data not reported
    • Structure(s) responsible for implementing management measures, the management plan and taking regulatory decisions and measures
      • National public authority: Data not reported
      • Regional or local public authority: Data not reported
      • International body : Data not reported

    Resources (staff, equipment and financial)

    • Number of permanent staff: Data not reported
    • Number of seasonal staff: Data not reported
    • Annual full-time equivalents: Data not reported
    • Number of MPA staff empowered to enforce the MPA regulations: Data not reported
    • Equipment and facilities available
      • Data not reported
    • Average total annual budget over the last 5 years: Data not reported euros
    • Average annual operating budget over the last 5 years: Data not reported euros
    • Average annual equipment budget over the last 5 years: Data not reported euros
    • Average annual external support budget over the last 5 years: Data not reported euros
    • Funding sources:
      • Data not reported

    Management plan

    • Is the MPA management documented? Partial
    • Comments : Management plan in prep.
    • Are the measures to achieve the conservation objectives being implemented? Partial
    • Comments : Surveillance in place
    • Is monitoring in place to assess if measures are working? No
    • Comments : Will be implemented as part of the management plan.
    • Is the MPA moving towards or has reached its conservation objectives? Yes
    • Comments : Legal protection against damaging activity in place.
    • Number of management plan versions since the official designation of the MPA:


    • National legal status:
      • Other (please specify) - WDPA ID = 0 (Marine protected area (according to the Nature Diversity Act))
    • International legal status:
      • None
    • Type of enforcement within the MPA:
      • Data not reported
    • Human uses and activities in the MPA subject to regulations: None


    • Type of monitoring programs implemented: Data not reported

    OSPAR criteria for designation

    • Ecological significance:
      • Important feeding, breeding, moulting, wintering or resting area
      • Important nursery, juvenile, or spawning areas
      • A high proportion of biogeographic population of migratory species
      • A high natural biological productivity of the species or features being represented
    • Level of importance of the biological diversity: High
    • Level of representativity: Very high / Outstanding
    • Level of sensitivity: High
    • Level of naturalness: High
    • Potential for restoration: Low / not significant
    • Degree of MPA acceptance by stakeholders: Medium
    • Potential for success of management measures: High
    • Potential future damage to the area by human activities: Low / not significant
    • Scientific value High

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      updated on 25/01/2019