Enhancing wave alerts

Warnings of cross seas have been added by BarentsWatch to its wave forecasting service, making travel by sea off Norway even more secure.

Last changed: 20. January 2016

Drawing the last lines

Reduced ice cover has given added urgency to determining the final unclarified boundaries in the Arctic Ocean. The rules for doing this are set by the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Last changed: 20. January 2016

Better data boosts crisis management

Ensuring that operational units have access to information on available resources, who owns them, and their location, capacity and availability will be crucial in an emergency.

Last changed: 19. January 2016

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Last changed: 08. January 2016

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List of news feeds and updates that you can receive from BarentsWatch.

Last changed: 30. April 2015

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Last changed: 10. December 2014

Special forecasts for waves

Wave forecasts for particularly vulnerable areas help us to decide whether it is safe to be at sea.

Last changed: 11. July 2014

Polar lows explained

Chart layers from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MET Norway) are being provided by BarentsWatch to show the probability of a Polar low hitting an area within the next 42 hours.

Last changed: 11. July 2014

The geology behind the oil miracle

The geological conditions on the Norwegian Continental Shelf are favourable for discoveries of oil and gas. This is not the case onshore.

Last changed: 08. July 2014

Precautionary advice about seismic activity

The Institute of Marine Research provides several hundred consultation responses to seismic survey applications annually. The Institute's precautionary approach is to advise against seismic activity in active spawning areas and in concentrated spawning migration routes. 

Last changed: 07. July 2014