Ecosystem overviews

Norwegian Sea

Pressure: Introduction of contaminating compounds

​​​The NwS remains relatively clean with low pollution levels compared to marine areas in many industrialized parts of the world. The Norwegian management plan covers pollution with several indicators, including sources from outside the ecoregion as well as from the oil and gas industry.

Releases of NOx, CO2, and pollutants (oil releases to the sea, greenhouse gases, organic acids (declining), phenols, PAH, radioactive compounds) in produced-water from the petroleum activities are fairly stable, or in some cases slowly rising.

River run-offs are negligible.

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