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Barents Sea 11 Giwa Regional Assessment

The Barents Sea is a unique Arctic marine ecosystem, characterised by distinct bathymetry and bottom topography, a large oceanic shelf, an extensive polar front, high productivity, and a high abundance and diversity of flora and fauna. The majority of the Barents Sea drainage basin is located in Russian territory, with small parts located in Norway and Finland. As the meeting point between the Atlantic and the Arctic Oceans, and Western Europe and Russia, the Barents Sea has attracted significant attention from many politicians and researchers, who are interested in its biological resources, its oil and gas reserves, as well as the potential risks of radioactive pollution.

584: Global International Waters Assessment (GIWA)

10 Jan 2014


Barents Sea 11 Giwa Regional Assessment.pdf