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.
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News about oceans
29 Aug 2019
“Sending naval vessels to the Persian Gulf, with the clear aim of confronting Iran, will not bring security,” Mr. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, told NUPI audience.
Publications about oceans
2020Climate change and declining sea-ice in the Central Arctic Ocean (CAO) has brought concerns that fish stocks may expand into the high Arctic. While the sub-Arctic seas of the North Pacific and the North Atlantic have abundant fish resources subject to major commercial fisheries for generations, the CAO...
2020China is dealing with very serious pollution levels and the unsustainable use of many natural resources. Environmental issues, concerning both air, ground, and ocean, have gained increasing recognition in Chinese domestic politics, and China is stepping into more active roles in international environmental...
- Gørild Heggelund
: Academic article
Research projects about oceans
Photograph: Hedvig Antoinette Halgunset/Norwegian Armed Forces
2018 - 2019 (Ongoing)
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 (Ongoing)
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.