K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea

The K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea was established on 1 September 2013. The Centre is financed by the K. G. Jebsen Foundation and UiT the Arctic University of Norway.


New post on the JCLOS blog

Professor Tore Henriksen has published a new post for the JCLOS blog on the Senator Case (the Snow Crab Case)


Havets hemmeligheter (Secrets of the Ocean)

We are proud and excited to welcome everyone to a new session of the Secrets of the Ocean. This time we will talk about the cod:  about the cod's importance for Tromsø and Northern Norway, which effects oil has on the Polar Cod and about the legal framework for the management of cod within and outside the Barents Sea.
Wine and snacks from the sea will be served as always. Date and time: Thursday, February 28th at 19.00 in "Champagnekantina" at UiT, Teorifagsbygget, House 6. Welcome!


Accelerate your career in International Law at “the top of the world”!

Promising young researchers within the field of International Law can now apply for the prestigious Marie Skƚodowska-Curie individual fellowship at JCLOS – uniquely located in the Arctic urban research city of Tromsø.


Workshop: From research to practice - how to reduce plastic pollution in the Arctic

SALT Lofoten, KG Jebsen Center for the Law of the Sea, Norut and the research project “Marine Plastic Pollution in the Arctic” are organizing a half-day workshop on how to reduce plastic pollution in the Arctic. The workshop will take place on Monday 21st of January from 12.00 to 16.30 at Scandic Ishavshotel (Fredrik Langnes gate 2, Tromsø). We invite decision makers in key industries in the Arctic, policy makers, managers and scientists to an introduction session on recent research on plastic pollution in the region. Through the following discussions we aim to identify solutions, key knowledge gaps and barriers to reducing the level of marine litter in the European Arctic.


In the Arctic with project on the Galapagos Islands

When Vanessa Arellano from Ecuador was granted a United Nations scholarship in Law for a project on protection of the Galapagos Island, her first preference was to come to JCLOS at UiT. – The Arctic and the Galapagos have many things in common, says Arellano.




Contact information:


Centre leader: Professor Tore Henriksen: tore.henriksen@uit.no

Assistant leader: Professor Ingvild U. Jakobsen: ingvild.jakobsen@uit.no

Administration: Senior Advisor Christin Skjervold: christin.skjervold@uit.no  

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