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.


Workshop on Current Developments in the Law of the Sea

On 31 May 2017, the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS) & Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law (UCWOSL) hosted a joint workshop with JCLOS on Current Developments in the Law of the Sea.The following presentations were given (downloads as pdf): 


Law as a tool in limiting climate change

The climate is changing. But do we have the legal remedies in place to meet these changes? And how can we, through law, restrict and adapt to climate change?


Tore Henriksen part of University delegation to Singapore and China to explore new partnerships

Read more about Tore's trip here (Norwegian language version only).


JCLOS Associate Sponsor at oceans conference in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

JCLOS is proud to have served as an Associate Sponsor of the 41st Annual Conference of the Center for Oceans Law and Policy in cooperation with the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 16-19 May 2017. The Conference topic was the “The Marine Environment and UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 (Life Below Water)”. Dr Elise Johansen, Associate Professor, and Kristine Dalaker Kraabel, PhD Research Fellow, served as panelists, and Jan Jakub Solski, PhD Research Fellow, was a participant. Other Associate Sponsors included: Australian National Centre for Oceans Resources and Security (ANCORS); Centre for International Law (CIL), Singapore; Korea Military Institute (KMI); Institute for China-America Studies (ICAS); and the International Seabed Authority (ISA).


Summer Course in the Arctic

Join other PhD students on a summer course in the Arctic.
"Methodology and legal science within the international Law of the sea".

The K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea (JCLOS) is arranging a summer course for PhD students in Tromsø, 15 - 16 June 2017.




Contact information:


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

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

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