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 post on the NCLOS blog!

25-26 November 2021, NCLOS organized a two-day conference (Aurora Conference) to assess: ‘The limits and possibilities of sovereignty, as both the organizing logic and the central legal principle underpinning Law of the Sea and Ocean Governance (LOSOG)’. This blog post summarizes the main findings of the Conference.


New book about the legal regime in areas beyond national jurisdiction!

A new anthology provides reflections on Justice, Space, Knowledge and Power in ABNJ.


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. 




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