MAREANO maps depth and topography, sediment composition, biodiversity, habitats and biotopes as well as pollution in the seabed in Norwegian coastal and offshore areas. The Programme aims to provide answers to questions such as:
How is the seascape of the Norwegian continental shelf?
What does the seabed consist of?
How is the biodiversity distributed on the seabed?
How are habitats and biotopes distributed on the seabed?
What is the relationship between the physical environment, biodiversity and biological resources?
How much contaminants are stored in the bottom sediments?