Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea

The Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea (formerly K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea) was established on 1 September 2013. The Centre is located at the Faculty of Law, UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø.


New PhD at NCLOS - Iva Parlov

Iva Parlov successfully defended her thesis "Coastal State Jurisdiction over Ships in Peril and shipwrecks" on 26 August.


NCLOS introduces new digital lecture series

Welcome to the lecture series «Theorizing Law of the Sea in Context”. Under this series, NLCOS intends to explore law of the sea in context, with a strong emphasis on theory and methodology, in order to contribute to enriching law of the sea scholarship and presenting multiple and novel perspectives. The series will include lectures, seminars, interviews or other ad hoc academic formats that will be either entirely digital in form, or will be digitalized, and published for on demand fruition at any time.


Defence of dissertation - Iva Parlov

On 26 August 2020, Iva Parlov will defend her thesis "Coastal State Jurisdiction over Ships in Peril and Shipwrecks". More information about the defence and the trial lecture, here.


Vacant position as Postdoctor Fellow available

The Centre announces a vacant position as a Postdoctor Fellow. More information here: Deadline for applications: 21 July 2020. 


New post on the NCLOS blog!

Vito De Lucia has contributed to a blog on "Squaring the Oceanic Circle? On Regional Approaches to the Conservation of Marine Biodiversity in Areas beyond National Jurisdiction"The question of a global or regional approach to the institutional architecture of the treaty remains one of the key knots of the negotiations towards a new treaty on marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ). The post shares some reflections on a recent proposal from Iceland on a potential framework for a regional implementation of the BBNJ treaty.




Contact information:

Centre leader: Professor Tore Henriksen:

Assistant leader: Professor Ingvild U. Jakobsen:

Administration: Senior Advisor Christin Skjervold:  

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