Hundreds of submarine volcanoes found off the coast of Norway

August 2, 2013 NORWAYResearchers at the University of Bergen (UiB) has discovered hundreds of volcanoes in the deep sea around Norway. The area may be Norway’s new National Park or billion-profit generating region.The unique findings were discovered in Norwegian waters along a 1500 km long volcanic mountain range, which stretches from Jan Mayen to the Fram Strait between Svalbard and Greenland. Prior to this white spots on the map, we knew nothing about what was there. But using technological tools we have been able to map the ocean floor. The last volcano was found a few weeks ago and is just 20 meters below sea level, – says Rolf Birger Pedersen, professor at the Centre for Geobiology (UiB). By discovering Loki’s Castle, as the area is called, now researchers from UiB can observe unknown volcanic underwater world toogether with hundreds of undersea volcanoes and various heat sources. There is not only a totally unique wildlife, but also rich metal deposits. Each field has an estimated value of 1-3 billion NOK. How much economic value they may have in the future is too early to say. The environmental and legal aspects are important issues. Iron, zinc and copper are just some of the metal deposits that exist, but the unique microorganisms will also be an important step in bioprospecting. That searching for valuable biological and active components from marine organism, which can be used for research and development of new medicines. – The Nordic Page
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12 Responses to Hundreds of submarine volcanoes found off the coast of Norway

  1. SAK Research says:

    Article was unclear- active or dormant volcanoes? Thanks!


  2. George says:

    ‘Researchers at the University of Bergen (UiB) have discovered hundreds of volcanoes in the deep sea around Norway.’
    Hundreds in such a small area; with this new information, it would seem that the statistical guestimate of two million volcanoes beneath the oceans of the world is a gross underestimate.


  3. btruth says:

    We didn’t know!? Ya right! They scanned the entire world decades ago & KNOW where EVERYTHING IS, using scalar technology!!!


  4. Irene C says:

    Fascinating. This won’t be good for the region if one or more decide to blow. Of course, to me it sounds like all they are looking at are dollar signs. IMO….


    • Svenn erik says:

      Irene, it no where near how bad it will be when yellowstone blows and wipes out the big shopping mall know as USA, where it ok to make a profit on everything..


  5. Interesting but… not. We want giants guarding the eye of Mordor in those volcanoes Steve.


  6. SheepAlert says:

    Abiotic oil theory re-proved again. When there is oil and gas production, then there is not far away vulcanic activity.


  7. dtayls says:

    Are these actual volcanoes or are they the equivalent of underwater geysers? Active or inactive.


  8. Irene C says:

    Interesting note on here about activity on Mt. Rainier. Another thing to keep an eye on.

    Wordwide volcano activity – Rodger Wilson volcano overview of August 3 – Elevated seismicity at Mount Rainier and near Mount Saint Helens


  9. Sky Seaman says:

    We here in the USA have our Caldera in Yellowstone. A Super-Volcano and it’s due. I suspect none of us would be here without the caldron of volcano’s on this planet. We are the result of those volcano’s through the Eon’s. (The Winds of Eon’s Makings blow for us too)
    What a rich opportunity for Norway. Gee, maybe I can get asylum there? Anyone know that?


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