North Sea: geography and navigation Kiel Canal

north sea map
north sea map

Where it is, oilfields and navigation in the North Sea through the Kiel Canal, beautiful coastal landscapes of the countries in northern Europe.

Geography North Sea

The North Sea is part of the Atlantic Ocean and is located geographically near the coasts of Norway, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Belgium and France.

To the south communicates with the Atlantic Ocean through the English Channel and to the north contact is via the Norwegian Sea.

In this sea there are important deposits of oil and natural gas that are exploited especially since the seventies, some areas are very rich in fish.

Navigate this sea area can be risky because of fog and very cold climate, moisture load, which causes frequent rainy phenomena that they can often escalate into violent storms, mostly in the vicinity of the Jutland peninsula.

For this reason the ships using the Kiel Canal to switch from the North Sea to the Baltic Sea, avoiding the circumnavigation of the peninsula of Jutland.