Environmental management of the Barents Sea Video I. A Norwegian-Russian collaboration
- The Joint Norwegian-Russian Commission on Environmental Protection.
- Смешанная Норвежско - Российская Комиссия по сотрудничеству в области охраны окружающей среды.
The Barents Sea is a large marine ecosystem that borders Norway and Russia.It is located on the North European continental shelf between 70 degrees and 80 degrees north and includes the Svalbard archipelago to the Northwest and the Novaya Zemlya archipelago to the east. It covers an area of approximately 1.6 million square kilometers. It is a shallow sea with an average depth of 230 meters and a maximum depth of about 500 meters at the western entrance. It is a change zone for warm and saline water on its way from the Atlantic to the Arctic Ocean, and for cold and less saline water en route from the Arctic to the Atlantic. Russia and Norway are strong maritime nations that share enormous natural resources available in the Barents Sea.