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.
News about oceans
19 Aug 2021
Do these efforts to govern border-crossing ecosystems have unique effects that matter for global politics more generally?
8 Jan 2021
NUPI’s Centre for Ocean Governance is ready to step up to challenge.
16 Dec 2020
The Research Council of Norway awarded NUPI funding for five new research projects.
Publications about oceans
2021Op-ed on Norway's role in the UN Ocean Decade.
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Research projects about oceans
Photograph: Hedvig Antoinette Halgunset/Norwegian Armed Forces
2018 - 2019 (Completed)
This project will generate concrete policy proposals, particularly in the maritime domain, and look at ways for the United States and Europe, and Norway in particular, to adapt their military division...
Photograph: Allan Hopkins/Creative Commons/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
2019 - 2023 (Ongoing)
Do regional politics around border-crossing ecosystems share important resemblances and differ in significant ways from global politics?
Foto: Jechstra/Creative Commons/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
2017 - 2020 (Completed)
GPARC aims to provide up-to-date academic and policy analyses of how major powers (USA, Russia, China) set parameters for and intervene in the maritime politics of the Arctic.