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.


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.


Arctic Frontiers 2019 side event: Implications of a BBNJ Treaty for the Arctic

JCLOS is proud to be hosting a side event at Arctic Frontiers on 24 January 2019 in Tromsø, Norway. The Arctic is undergoing profound change, causing near irreversible modifications to the fragile and vulnerable Arctic marine ecology and environment. This side event will explore the possible implications between the existing Arctic marine governance framework and the treaty that is being negotiated at the United Nations to provide for the long-term health and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in the high seas. Each speaker will discuss the possible implications through the lenses of cooperation and compatibility.


Havets hemmeligheter (Secrets of the Ocean)

We are proud to invite to a new Havetshemmeligheter ("The secrets of the ocean") - JCLOS' popular "outreach"! This time it is about the new international Agreement to Prevent Unregulated High Seas Fisheries in the Central Arctic Ocean.  Is there a need for such an agreement, and what are it's consequences? Wine and snacks from the sea will be served as always. Welcome!
Alf Hakon Hoel from Norges fiskerihøgskole will contribute, as well as JCLOS's own Tore Henriksen - both from UiT Norges arktiske universitet.




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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