The K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea was established on 1 September 2013 by the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation and UiT, The Arctic University of Norway and Fridtjof Nansen Institute as a consortium partner.  The Centre is located at The Faculty of Law, UiT, The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø.

The objective of the centre:

To assess how the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and other international legal instruments and domestic implementing legislation that together form the law of the sea are responding to both new and existing challenges in order to ensure sustainable development and peaceful utilisation of the oceans in the 21st Century.

Focus areas include:

• Stability and change in the law of the sea
• Protecting the marine environment and biodiversity: precaution and integration
• Ensuring implementation and compliance
• The Arctic environment 



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Scientific Advisory Board




Contact information:


Centre Leader: Professor Tore Henriksen: tore.henriksen@uit.no

Administration: Senior Advisor Christin Skjervold: christin.skjervold@uit.no