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.


[Blog] Recognizing Recognition: An Indispensable Element in a Global Regime for High Seas Marine Protected Areas

In the latest post on the NCLOS blog, PhD research fellow Baastian E. Klerk comments on recognition of regional and sectoral marine protected areas (MPAs) under the international legally binding instrument (ILBI) on biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ).


[Blog]: The last drink of the Whisky-War: A commentary on the boundary delimitation agreement on disputed areas between Canada and Denmark (Greenland)

In the most recent post on the NCLOS blog, Associate Professor Signe Veierud Busch provides a commentary on the need-to-know about the boundary delimitation agreement between Canada and Denmark (Greenland), signed on 14th June 2022.


[Blog] Can the BBNJ Treaty Support Dynamic Management for Arctic MPAs?

In the most recent post on the NCLOS blog, Andrea M. Fisher highlights one novel approach to area-based management called Dynamic Ocean Management, and its potential for conserving biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction. 


Alexander Lott awarded the Estonian Young Scientist Award!

Lott is currently researching hybrid naval warfare as a postdoc at the Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea.


Vacant position as an associate professor!

The deadline for applications is 23rd of May.




Contact information:

Centre leader:  Professor Ingvild U. Jakobsen:

Administration: Senior Advisor Christin Skjervold:  

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