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The vessel MPV Pohjanmeri in an Arctic environment. Photo: Arctia Meritaito Ltd.

In June, MPV Pohjanmeri starts the bathymetric mapping expediditon in the Barents Sea.

Photo: Arctia Meritaito Ltd.

Bathymetric Mapping in 2021

Arctia Meritaito Oy is going to carry out bathymetric mapping in three smaller transects in the Barents Sea this year. The vessel MPV “Pohjanmeri” starts the expedition June 15th.

The tender competition for the procurement of bathymetry data acquisition and processing for the MAREANO programme for 2021, was published on Doffin and Ted. The contract has a value of 13 million NOK.

MAREANO has planned to carry out bathymetric mapping in three areas in the Barents Sea, on the Spitsbergen bank and in Hopendjupet, comprising an area of 1072 km2. The expedition will take place two months from 15 June.

In 2021, MAREANO is going to prioritize acquisition of biological, geological and chemical data. Therefore, only smaller areas are to be bathymetric surveyed.

Kartutsnitt fra Barentshavet hvor områder som Mareano-programmet har planlagt å dybdekartlegge i 2021, er markert. Kilde: Mareano/Kartverket
THE BARENTS SEA: The yellow boxes are to be bathymetric mapped by the MAREANO programme in 2021. Source: Mareano/the Norwegian Mapping Authority, Hydrographic Service

 

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Hanne Hodnesdal

Norwegian Mapping Authority, Hydrographic Service
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Norwegian Mapping Authority, Hydrographic Service
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