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OAS seaname Detail for Norwegian Sea

seanames_id:96
Seaname:Norwegian Sea
Sea code:6
Definition:The limits of the Norwegian Sea, situated off the western coast of Norway and bounded by the southern extremity of the Vest-Spitsbergen on the North, by Jan Mayen Island on the West, and by Fuglö Island (in the Faeroe Islands) on the Southwest, are the following: On the Northwest: From South Cape (70 Degrees 49 Minutes 35 Seconds N - 9 Degrees 00 Minutes W), the southern extremity of Jan Mayen Island, northeastward, along the eastern coast of this island, to North Cape (71 Degrees 09 Minutes 35 Seconds N - 7 Degrees 58 Minutes W), the northern extremity thereof; and thence a line joining North Cape North Cape, the northern extremity of Jan Mayen Island, northeastward to South Cape (76 Degrees 28 Minutes N - 16 Degrees 37 Minutes E), the southern extremity of Sörkapp Island, off the southern coast of Vest-Spitsbergen (the common limit with the North Greenland Sea, see 9.6). On the Northeast: A line joining South Cape, the southern extremity of Sörkapp Island, southeastward to North Cape (74 Degrees 31 Minutes 15 Seconds N - 19 Degrees 06 Minutes 30 Seconds E), the northern extremity of Björn Island; thence from North Cape southward, along the western coast of Björn Island, to Cape Bull (74 Degrees 20 Minutes 40 Seconds N - 19 Degrees 05 Minutes E), the southern extremity of this island; and thence a line joining Cape Bull southeastward to North Cape (71 Degrees 10 Minutes 15 Seconds N - 25 Degrees 47 Minutes E), on the northern coast of Mageröy Island, off the northern coast of Norway (the common limit with the Barents Sea, see 9.4). On the East: From North Cape southwestward, along the western coast of Norway, to the parallel of 61 Degrees N. On the South: A line joining the coast of Norway westward, along the parallel of 61 Degrees N, to position 61 Degrees N - 0 Degrees 53 Minutes W, on the Hebridean Shelf (the common limit with the North Sea, see 1.2); and thence from position 61 Degrees N - 0 Degrees 53 Minutes W northwestward to the northeastern extremity of Fuglö Island (62 Degrees 20 Minutes 35 Seconds N - 6 Degrees 14 Minutes 50 Seconds W), in the Færoe Islands (the common limit with the North Atlantic Ocean, see 1.). On the West: A line joining the northeastern extremity of Fuglö Island northward to South Cape (70 Degrees 49 Minutes 35 Seconds N - 9 Degrees 00 Minutes W), the southern extremity of Jan Mayn Island (the common limit with the Iceland Sea, see 9.8).
Citation:Limits of Oceans and Seas, 1986 (Draft 4th edition). IHB Special Publication 23, International Hydrographic Bureau, 203p.
Deprecated:false
Metadata version:0
Keydate:2000-09-13 04:00:00+00
Editdate:2000-10-24 04:00:00+00