Blue Economy: Sharing Success Stories to Inspire Change

Sharing Success Stories to Inspire Change Blue Economy

the treaty delineating territorial boundaries between Norway and Russia, and bilateral collaboration in previously disputed areas. From 2012, particularly valuable and vulnerable areas in the Norwegian Sea have also been included, responding to the revision of the Norwegian Sea management plan, adopted in 2009 (Figure 5). Since its inception, MAREANO has collected multibeam bathymetric data, and data on the geology, chemistry and biology of an area proximately 160 000 km 2 in size. Programme activities are guided by an inter-ministerial steering group, involving the Ministry of Trade, Industries and Fisheries, the Ministry of Climate

and Environment and the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. A programme group involving all relevant directorates and scientific institutes is responsible for project management, while an executive group consisting of project leaders from the Hydrographic Service (SK), the Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), and the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) is responsible for daily operations. Vast amounts of bathymetric, geological, chemical and biological data are collected, analysed and reported by the executive group institutions and their subcontractors. The

Figure 5: Valuable and vulnerable areas included in the MAREANO programme, plotted over shaded relief bathymetry, taken


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