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The Arctic

The global and strategic importance of the Arctic has increased in later years. The framework conditions for development in the Arctic are under constant change. Dramatic climate changes manifest themselves in this vulnerable region and there is growing demand for important resources from this area, such as seafood, minerals, oil, gas and other energy resources.

Due to its location and a longstanding relationship to the Arctic, Norway has a particular responsibility for both contributing to increased knowledge about the Arctic, and knowledge based sustainable management of resources in the area. Norway has a long tradition of exploring the Arctic and has thus developed a special interest and responsibility for polar research within a wide range of areas. International cooperation within Arctic research is essential in order to ensure a global perspective and the best possible management of the Arctic environment and resources.

Research news

  • birkeland-byste-507 The legacy of Kristian Birkeland (1867 – 1917) Apr. 7, 2017 8:59 AM

    This is a year for commemoration of Kristian Birkeland - one of our greatest researchers and innovators. His life and work continue to fascinate 150 years after his birth and 100 years after his death.

  • scandinavian-maritime-law---the-norwegian-perspective-4th-ed Scandinavian Maritime Law - the Norwegian perspective Mar. 13, 2017 4:16 PM

    This book reflects the maritime law as found in the Nordic countries, and gives a broad introduction to a modern and updated maritime law system.This book is based on the Norwegian book "Sjørett" (8th ed., Oslo 2016), which is the standard Scandinavian textbook on maritime law.

Contact us

Professor Erik Røsæg, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law,
Chair, UiO Arctic Committee

Senior Adviser Trine Merete Kvernmo, Office for International Relations and Research Support, Administrative Coordinator, UiO Arctic Committee

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