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Home: Key figures of the MPA OSPAR network: Norway Key Figures

Datas updated at each update or creation of MPA sheet.

Collecting information on Marine protected areas (OSPAR) is still in progress. The figures we have today are not completely comprehensive.

The figures presented on this page are related to waters under Norwegian jurisdiction

Please note: All the surface areas have been calculated using geomatic tools, as has the TOTAL; it is not a 'manual' sum via the table.

The surface areas are projected in 'Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area' (EPSG 3035) and are in square kilometres (km²)

Surface area of Norwegian maritime areas included in OSPAR region

Close windowThe 3 NM zone is included in the 12 NM zone surface area of the 12 NM limit (km²) | Close windowThe 12 NM zone is included in the 200 NM zone (EEZ) surface area of the EEZ (km²) | ||
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Norway | 105460.86 | 219643.03 | 2073059.84 |

Surface of OSPAR areas

Marine surface area (km²) | |
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Arctic Waters | 5491483,54 |

Greater North Sea | 766884,79 |

Celtic seas | 366358,21 |

Bay of Biscay and Iberian Coast | 533432,69 |

Wider Atlantic | 6316602,86 |

TOTAL | 13474762,089 |

Close window YearYearYear of MPA official designation Total marine surface area (km²)Total marine surface area of the MPA, calculated using geomatic tools. Total marine surface area (km²) | ||
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Please note: the 'number of MPAs' has a low degree of confidence. Indeed, some MPA OSPAR can overlap.

Number | Close windowPercentage of MPAs in waters under Norwegian jurisdiction (in number) / total number of MPA OSPAR network Norwegian MPA OSPAR / total number of MPA OSPAR network (%) | Close windowTotal cumulative marine surface area of MPAs Cumulative marine surface area (km²) | Close windowThe total surface area of the OSPAR Maritime area used for this calculation is : 13474762,089 km² Marine surface area of Norwegian MPA / total surface of the OSPAR Maritime area (%) | Close windowThe total surface area of waters under Norwegian jurisdiction used for this calculation is : 2073059.84 km². Marine surface area of Norwegian MPA / total surface area of Norwegian waters (%) | Close windowThe total surface area of MPA OSPAR network used for this calculation is : 389105.31 km². Marine surface area of Norwegian MPA / total surface area of the MPA OSPAR network (%) | |
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Marine protected area (OSPAR) | 18 | 3.87 | 83614.47 | 0.62 | 4.03 | 21.49 |

Average marine surface area | 4645.2856 km² |

Maritime zone | Number of MPAs | Close windowTotal marine surface of MPA (surface without double counting if there are superposition of perimeters) Total marine surface area (km²) | Percentage (in surface area) of sites classed as MPAs/the maritime zone considered (%) |
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Within the 3 nautical mile limit | 0 | 0 | |

Within territorial seas (12 nautical miles) | 0 | 0 | |

Within waters under jurisdiction (200 nautical miles) | 0 | 0 |

© OSPAR Commission 2013

updated on 17/02/2016