Oceans cover 71% of the world’s surface. The politics and regimes of these vast global oceans are of pressing importance to Norway, which manages ocean areas six times the size its land mass. 

This, combined with the fact that Norway also has one of the largest commercial shipping fleets in the world, gives Norway an outsized interest in oceanic politics at a truly global level. NUPI’s researchers have expertise in the global governance of oceans (cooperation, diplomacy), national ocean-related policymaking (Norway, Russia, China, Japan, to name a few) and the security politics of maritime space.

Want to know more about NUPI's research on oceans? Visit our Centre for Ocean Governance.