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
8 Jan 2021
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7 Dec 2020
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12 Nov 2020
What impact will the new Biden administration have on Arctic politics? While the Arctic as a region is not likely to figure as feature in the 100-day plan of a new Biden presidency, there are reasons to expect some key changes for the region.
Publications about oceans
2020The EUs current Arctic policy from 2016 focuses on climate and environmental protection, sustainable development and international cooperation. The EU has followed up with contributions to research and international cooperation in these areas. However, the EU’s engagement in the Arctic is overlooked...
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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.