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.


Ocean connectivity in the latest volume of the Arctic Review!

Gathering the expertise of thirteen authors from the Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea and the Faculty of Law at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, this special series of articles for Arctic Review guest-edited by Elise Johansen and Margherita Paola Poto, explores the theme of ocean connectivity as a response to the epistemic, environmental and geopolitical challenges regarding our oceans. The concept embraces different visions that include bio-centric elements, Indigenous cosmovisions, and anthropocentric connectivity. Enjoy the reading!


Thank you to everyone who attended the fifth annual fisheries seminar!

Yesterday the Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea (NCLOS) cohosted the fifth annual seminar on fisheries law, in cooperation with Norges Råfisklag who organized the event. 


Applications for the 2022/2023 LLM in Law of the Sea Programme at UiT-The Arctic University of Norway are open!

Tell a friend, colleague, or anyone you know that has an interest in learning more about the law of the sea! 


New post on the NCLOS blog!

As the first state ever the small Pacific island nation of Nauru has triggered "the 2-year rule", Catherine Blanchard comments on Nauru and the 2-year rule in deep-sea minerals exploitation.




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Centre leader: Professor Tore Henriksen:

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