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

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


Technological and environmental challenges of Arctic shipping

A new publication by Akvaplan-niva AS and Marintek with JCLOS as partners in the interdisciplinary project "A-LEX: Regulating Arctic Shipping: Political, legal, technological and environmental challenges", creates a fictive case studie of the vessel Oleum's navigation in the Arctic region and evaluates its' technical and environmental challenges and effects.


New post on the JCLOS blog

Professor Nigel Bankes has published a new post for the JCLOS blog, entitled The Annex VII Tribunal in The “Enrica Lexie” Incident Makes New Provisional Measures Order


UN Audiovisual Library

A lecture on International Law and Negotiated and Adjudicated Maritime Boundaries: a Complex Relationship by professor Alex Oude Elferink is available online in the prestigious United Nations Audiovisual Library on International Law. The webpage also contains background materials to the lecture.


Environmental Standards for Deep Seabed Mining

On 8-9 May 2015 a workshop entitled “Environmental Standards for Deep Seabed Mining” was held in Tromsø by the K.G. Jebsen Center for the Law of the Sea. The background of the workshop were the growing possibilities for the exploitation of mineral resources of the deep seabed. Professor Nele Matz-Lück and Dr Ingvild Jakobsen have now published online articles and foreword in the journal 'Marine Policy', which soon will be published in print, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308597X1630183X.


"Pushing Boundaries" in St. Petersburg

Maria das Neves, research fellow at JCLOS, attended the seminar “Pushing Boundaries: Potential effects of international adjudication on treaty practice in the Russian and Norwegian context” at the Norwegian University Center in St. Petersburg, Russia. Read more about the seminar here.




Contact information:


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

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

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