This table identifies the data types and owners, as well as sources and update frequencies. It applies to text data.

KDO: Key Data Owner
Class: Type
Source Type: How the data is accessed and/or stored
Update Frequency: Data is updated by the key data owner anywhere from every 15 minutes (in the case of Kystverket) to monthly.
Comments: Extra information to help explain the data.

KDO Class Source type Update frequency Comments
Directorate of Fisheries Aquaculture locality static web page monthly List of aquaculture locations. Note that one aquaculture permit may use more than one location. Note that not all locations are in active use at any time.
Directorate of Fisheries Fishing place active gear online zipped shapefile weekly Areas where use of active fishing gear for vocational, leisure or tourist fishing has been observed or is envisaged in future. Examples of active gear are seines, purse seine or shrimp trawls. Statistics are seasonal and per species.
Directorate of Fisheries Fishing place passive gear online zipped shapefile weekly Areas where use of passive fishing gear for vocational, leisure or tourist fishing has been observed or is envisaged in future. Examples of passive gear are line and net. Statistics are seasonal and per species.
Directorate of Fisheries Mooring site online zipped shapefile monthly Mooring sites in Norwegian called “Kaste og låssettingsplasser” are sites used by fishermen to catch and contain the catch for a temporaly period of time.
Directorate of Fisheries Permits static web page monthly List of Aquaculture permits given by Directorate of Fisheries. Note that not all permits are in active use.
Directorate of Fisheries Salmon fjords online zipped shapefile monthly The Norwegian Parliament, Stortinget, has by plenary decisions of 25 February 2003 and 15 May 2007 decided to establish a network of 52 National Salmon Rivers (NSR) and 29 National Salmon Fjords (NSF).The purpose of NSF and NSR is to give the most important salmon stocks in Norway special protection against possible negative impacts from certain activities in the rivers, and from salmon farming in the surrounding fjords and coastal areas. In 14 of the 29 NSF farming of anadromous fish is prohibited, and existing farms in these fjords has to relocate and move out before 01.03.2011
Directorate of Fisheries Shellfish sites online zipped shapefile monthly Sites where shellfish are exploited commercially by fishermen
Directorate of Fisheries Spawning areas online zipped shapefile monthly Spawning areas of coastal fish stocks. Note that data theme is based on county reporting, hence coverage may vary significantly between different counties. Note that the dataset does not include the large fish stocks spawning in open sea areas. These data are maintained by the Institute for Marine Research.
Directorate of Fisheries Statistic locations online zipped shapefile. monthly List of fishery statistical areas with geographical boundaries. The Directorate of Fisheries and Statistics Norway (SSB) provide fishery statistics based on these areas.
Institute of Marine Research Case registries online HTML page weekly Public case registry of IMR
Institute of Marine Research Fish habitats online zipped shapefile monthly Shapefiles of the distribution of fish habitats. Additional information can be found at http://www.imr.no/temasider/fisk/nb-no.
Institute of Marine Research Fish spawning areas online zipped shapefile monthly Shapefiles of the distribution of fish spawning areas. Additional information can be found at http://www.imr.no/temasider/fisk/nb-no.
Institute of Marine Research Marine mammals online zipped shapefile monthly Shapefiles of the distribution of marine mammals. Additional information can be found at http://www.imr.no/temasider/fisk/nb-no.
Institute of Marine Research Marine datasets online HTML page monthly information on all datasets available from the Institute of Marin Research (http://www.imr.no/datakatalog/).
Institute of Marine Research Ocean currents online zipped shapefile weekly Ocean currents in Arctic, Atlantic and coastal areas.
Institute of Marine Research Shellfish habitats online zipped shapefile weekly Distribution of shellfish habitats
Norwegian Coastal Administration Case registries HTML weekly Public case registry from Norwegian Coastal Authority
Norwegian Coastal Administration Emergency ports online zipped shapefile monthly Suggested and accepted emergency ports according to the Norwegian Coastal Administrations emergency plan. The ports are split into two categories: Category 1 ports are especially suitable for the largest vessels while category 2 ports are suited to the expected traffic in the area.
Norwegian Coastal Administration Fishing harbours online zipped shapefile monthly Fishing harbours in Norway.
Norwegian Coastal Administration Military area online zipped shapefile weekly Military ban areas that are associated with specific and closely defined restrictions.
Norwegian Coastal Administration MOB areas online zipped shapefile monthly MOB areas are environmental areas of specific priority in connection with oil spills, according to the prioritisation method for environmental resources devised by SFT and DN.
Norwegian Coastal Administration SEA ISPS terminals online zipped shapefile monthly ISPS terminals. Covers approved ISPS terminals, and those who have applied for approval.
Norwegian Coastal Administration Ship ways online zipped shapefile monthly Coastal shipping lanes.
Norwegian Coastal Administration Vessel position web service every 15 minutes AIS position reports and static data from ships with AIS transponders in Norwegian waters. AIS transponders are mandatory for larger vessels, and optional for smaller.
Norwegian Environmental Agency Case registries HTML weekly Public case registry from the Norwegian Environmental Agency
Norwegian Environmental Agency Nature types online zipped shapefile monthly Nature types are areas important for the biological diversity in municipalities in Norway. The mapping has concentrated on 12 marine nature types and 57 nature types on land. The mapping also includes key areas that are important for selected species and areas that have a particular local importance.
Norwegian Environmental Agency Protected areas online zipped shapefile monthly The protected areas are limited nature areas given protection by the authorities. The purpose is to take care of different nature types and landscapes for the benefit of mankind and to sustain the living conditions for plants and animal species, i.e. the biological diversity.
Norwegian Environmental Agency Recreational areas online zipped shapefile monthly Public recreational areas with development restrictions.
Norwegian Environmental Agency Species online zipped shapefile monthly The dataset shows occurrence of species and their functional areas. The species dataset is presented in three different formats: Points (e.g. nests), lines (e.g. migration routes) and areas (e.g. grazing areas).
Norwegian Environmental Agency Suggested protected areas online zipped shapefile monthly These areas have been proposed for protection by the county environmental administration or by the Norwegian Environmental Agency, but the formal process of protection have not yet been completed.
Norwegian Geological Survey Geological units online HTML page monthly You may search at NGU’s databases forGeological Units on Norwegian Continental Shelf and Svalbard
Norwegian Geological Survey Grid data HTML monthly Geophysical survey grids from NGU. More information available for advanced users at DRAGON Database
Norwegian Geological Survey News RSS daily News from an RSS feed
Norwegian Geological Survey Offline publications HTML monthly Off-line publications from NGU database of geological literature on Norway
Norwegian Geological Survey Online publications HTML monthly Online publications from NGU database of geological literature on Norway
Norwegian Geological Survey Profile data HTML monthly Geophysical profiles from NGU. More information available for advanced users at DRAGON Database
Norwegian Geological Survey Sediment grain size Shapefile on FTP Weekly Classification of the composition of seabed sediments based on grain size by NGU. The layer presented here is based on the following two data sets from NGU: GrainSize_1M_GCS_WGS84 is a grain size overview (large scale), and Kornstorrelse_GCS_WGS84 is a regional grain size mapping (medium scale). It is updated regularly on the NGU website, and the data presented here is not necessarily the latest version at any one time. For best results set the scale of the map as close as possible to the mapping scale for the feature you are viewing.
Norwegian Geological Survey Sediment types online HTML page never Classification of sediments based on grain size by NGU.
Norwegian Geological Survey Survey reports HTML monthly Reports related to geophysical surveys from NGU. More information available for advanced users at DRAGON Database
Norwegian Geological Survey Surveys HTML monthly Geophysical surveys from NGU. More information available for advanced users at DRAGON Database
Norwegian Mapping Authority Hydrographic surveys online shapefile never This dataset shows availability of hydrographic survey data.The hydrographic survey data, traditionally called fair sheets, contain the soundings from the hydrographic survey. Modern surveying is carried out using multi-beam echo sounders. Single-beam echo sounders and hand lead were used earlier, which means that the data density will vary depending on the data source and age. These data are used as basis for the NHS’ digital and analogue chart products and are very detailed. It is therefore defined as classified material by the Armed Forces. Access is depending on approval.Most of the NHS hydrographical survey data is available in a digital format (sosi, shape or xyz files), but there are still some fair sheets available only in paper format.Digital deliveries of modern hydrographical survey data often consist of soundings only. Depth contours can be generated if agreed, or the unclassified depth contours can be used. The analogue fair sheets and older single beam survey data will usually cover several topics: coastline, foreshore, navaids, bottom conditions, etc.
Norwegian Mapping Authority Bathymetry grids online shapefile never This dataset contains an overview of areas with marine geodata displayed in a grid.Marine geodata or primary data consists of seamless bathymetry and coastline in a vector format. The data is continuously updated through input of new information from internal and external sources, and has been subjected to scale correction and generalisation only to a limited degree. In principal, this is our best, unclassified data and it has been subjected to extensive quality controls.A data set will consist of shallows, soundings, depth contours and bathymetry areas, coastline and skerries, as well as land areas. The point density will vary depending on source and depth, and the minimum distance between soundings is 50 metres. The typical scales used are 1:10,000 – 1:30,000, but other scales can also be used. The quality of the data will vary depending on source and age.At the moment, the NHS does not have full data coverage in the two of the northernmost counties (Nordland and Finnmark) as well as the County of Sogn og Fjordane. Production continues consecutively. Navigation critical areas are prioritised during hydrographical surveys, and some areas are therefore marked as not surveyed.
Norwegian Mapping Authority Maritime border shapefile never Norwegian baselines, maritime borders and international boundaries.
Norwegian Mapping Authority Rig moves online PDF daily Mobile units for Barents Sea, Norwegian Sea and North Sea north of 55° N and east of 05° W
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate BAA online csv file weekly Business Arrangement Areas.
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate BAA licensees history online csv file weekly History of BAA licensees.
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate BAA transfer history online csv file weekly History of BAA transfers.
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Case registries online HTML page weekly Public case registry of NPD.
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Companies online csv file weekly General information about companies such as short name, long name, organisation number and unique NPD id.
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Company reserves online csv file weekly Information on company reserves based on field interest.
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Discoveries online csv file weekly General information about discoveries such as name, status, discovery wellbore and unique NPD id.
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Discovery reserves online csv file weekly Information on discovery reserves.
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Facilities fixed online csv file weekly General information about fixed facilities, such as name, position, fact-page and fact-map URLs and unique NPD id.
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Facilities moveable online csv file weekly General information about moveable facilities, such as name, position, fact-page and fact-map URLs and unique NPD id.
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Field lincencee history online csv file weekly History of field licensees.
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Field operator history online csv file weekly History of field operator.
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Field production annualy online csv file weekly Net production of salable products (Norwegian share) per field. Contains values per year. Complete history.
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Field production monthly online csv file weekly Net production of salable products (Norwegian share) per field. Contains values per month. Complete history.
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Field reserves online csv file weekly Recoverable and remaining reserves in fields per company based on current ownership and NPD’s official reserve estimates.
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Fields online csv file weekly General information about fields such as name, status, discovery wellbore and unique NPD id.
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Licence licensee history online csv file weekly History of licence licensee
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Licence operator history online csv file weekly Complete history of licensees and operators in production licences.
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Licence phase history online csv file weekly History of licence phase
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Licence transfer history online csv file weekly History of licence transfer
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Licences active online csv file weekly Active licences on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate news RSS daily News from 4 RSS feeds:

Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Pipeline operator history online csv file weekly History of pipeline operator.
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Pipeline owner history online csv file weekly History of pipeline ownership.
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Wellbore casing and LOT online HTML page weekly Wellbores with casing and LOT (leak-off test).
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Wellbore core samples online HTML page weekly Wellbores with core samples.
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Wellbore documents online HTML page weekly General information, reports and other documents related to wellbores.
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Wellbore Drill Stem Tests online HTML page weekly Wellbores with Drill Stem Tests (DST).
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Wellbore oil samples online HTML page weekly Wellbores with oil samples
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Wellbore stratigraphy online HTML page weekly Well tops (markers). Lithostratigraphy in NPD terms.
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Wellbores development online csv file weekly General information about development wellbores, such as name, position, discovery, drilling facility unique NPD ids.
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Wellbore exploration online csv file weekly General information about exploration wellbores, such as name, position, discovery, drilling facility unique NPD ids.