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K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea
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Øystein Jensen

Řystein JensenPosition at FNI: Senior Research Fellow

Academic background
   PhD, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, 2013.
   Cand. jur, University of Oslo, 2005.

Professional experience
   Associate Member of the International Law Association's International Committee on 'Baselines under the International Law of the Sea', Norwegian branch representative (2012-present).
   Guest Researcher, Faculty of Law, Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo (February-May 2011).
   Doctoral studies, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo.
   Teaching private law, legal methodology and public international law at the University of Oslo.
   Research Assistant, The Fridtjof Nansen Institute.
   Examiner and Academic Supervisor, Faculties of Law at the Universities of Bergen, Oslo and Tromsø.

Main research interests
   International law
   Law of the sea
   International institutional law
   Legitimacy in international law
   Global administrative law
   International law and politics for the Polar regions


Publications

Jensen, Øystein, The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf: Law and Legitimacy. Leiden/Boston, Brill/Nijhoff, 2014, 316 p.

Jensen, Øystein, 'The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf: An administrative, Scientific, or Judicial Institution?' Ocean Development and International Law, Vol 45, No 2, 2014, pp. 171-185.

Jensen, Øystein, Noreg og havets folkerett ('Norway and the Law of the Sea'). Trondheim, Akademika, 2014, 169 p. In Norwegian.

Jensen, Øystein, The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf - Law and Legitimacy. Doctoral dissertation, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, 2013, 331 p.

Jensen, Øystein, 'Limits of the Continental Shelf in the Arctic'. European Society of International Law - Reflections, Vol 2, No 4, 2013, 4 p.

Jensen, Øystein, 'Law of the Sea: Protection and Preservation of the Marine Environment'. In Steinar Andresen, Elin Lerum Boasson and Geir Hønneland (eds), International Environmental Agreements: An Introduction. London/New York, Routledge, 2012, pp. 69-83.

Jensen, Leif Christian, Øystein Jensen and Svein Vigeland Rottem, 'Norwegian Foreign Policy in the High North: Energy, International Law and Security'. Atlantisch Perspectief, Vol 35, No 3, 2011, pp. 15-19.

Jensen, Øystein, 'The Barents Sea: Treaty between Norway and the Russian Federation concerning Maritime Delimitation and Cooperation in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean'. International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, Vol 26, No 1, 2011, pp. 151-168.

Moe, Arild and Øystein Jensen, Opening of New Arctic Shipping Routes. Standard Briefing. Brussels, Directorate-General for External Policies of the Union, European Parliament, 2010, 16p.

Jensen, Øystein, Norway's Outer Continental Shelf Limits in the Arctic. Security Brief 4-2010. Oslo, The Norwegian Atlantic Committe, 4 p.

Jensen, Øystein and Svein Vigeland Rottem, International Law and Security Policy Perspectives in Norway's Northern Sea Areas. Security Brief 3-2010. Oslo, The Norwegian Atlantic Committe, 4 p.

Jensen, Leif Christian, Øystein Jensen and Svein Vigeland Rottem, 'Sitting on Top of the World: The Arctic Seen through Norwegian Lenses'. In Viviane du Castel (ed), Le Grand Nord: Un nouvel enjeu trés courtisé. L'exemple de la mer de Barents, Norvége. Paris, L'Harmattan, 2010, pp. 19-30.

Jensen, Øystein, 'Towards Setting the Outer Limits of the Continental Shelf in the Arctic: On the Norwegian Submission and Recommendations of the Commission'. In Davor Vidas (ed), Law, Technology and Science for Oceans in Globalisation – IUU Fishing, Oil Pollution, Bioprospecting, Outer Continental Shelf. Leiden/Boston, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2010, pp. 519-538.

Jensen, Øystein and Svein Vigeland Rottem. 'The Politics of Security and International Law in Norway's Arctic Waters'. Polar Record, Vol 46, 2010, pp. 75-83.

Jensen, Øystein, 'Kontinentalsokkelkrav i Polhavet: alminnelig havrett eller folkerett sui generis?' ('Continental Shelf Claims in the Arctic Ocean: International Law Sui Generis?'). Lov og Rett, Vol 48, No 7, 2009, pp. 406-424. In Norwegian.

Jensen, Øystein, 'Kontinentalsokkelens avgrensning utenfor 200 nautiske mil: Norske og russiske perspektiver i de nordlige havområder' ('Continental Shelf Delimitation Beyond 200 Nautical Miles: Norwegian and Russian Perspectives in the High North'). Internasjonal Politikk, Vol 66, No 4, 2008, pp. 563-589. In Norwegian.

Jensen, Øystein, 'Havrett – vern og bevaring av det marine miljø' ('The Law of the Sea – Protection and Preservation of the Marine Environment'). In Andresen, Steinar, Elin Lerum Boasson and Geir Hønneland (eds): Internasjonal miljøpolitikk ('International Environmental Politics'). Bergen, Fagbokforlaget, 2008, pp. 89-102. In Norwegian.

Jensen, Øystein, 'Arctic Shipping Guidelines: Towards a Legal Regime for Navigation Safety and Environmental Protection?'. Polar Record, Vol 44, No 2, 2008, pp. 107-114.

Jensen, Øystein, The IMO Guidelines for Ships Operating in Arctic Ice-Covered Waters: From Voluntary to Mandatory Tool for Navigation Safety and Environmental Protection? FNI Report 2/2007. Lysaker, FNI, 2007, 32 p.

Jensen, Øystein, Coastal State Jurisdiction and Vessel Source Pollution: The International Law of the Sea Framework for Norwegian Legislation. FNI report 3/2006. Lysaker, FNI, 2006. 47 p.

Commentary articles:

Jensen, Øystein, 'Kampen om Nordpolen' ('Continental Shelf Claims and the North Pole'), Aftenposten, 31.05.2011. In Norwegian.

Jensen, Øystein, 'Grensesprengende - og uklart' ('Pathbreaking - and Unclear'), Dagens Næringsliv, 30.04.2010. In Norwegian.

Jensen, Øystein, 'Norge er ikke blitt større' ('Norway Has Not Become Larger'), Aftenposten, 23 April 2009. In Norwegian.

Jensen, Øystein, 'Har Norge grunn til bekymring?' ('Does Norway Have Reason to Worry about EU's New Arctic Foreign Policy Strategy?'). Nordlys, 12 December 2008. In Norwegian.

Jensen, Øystein, 'Arktis og havets folkerett' ('The Arctic Ocean and the Law of the Sea'), Bergens Tidende, 9 June 2008. In Norwegian.
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 Contact details
   (+47) 67111915
   oyj (+@fni.no)


 Related focal points of research

   Law of the Sea and marine affairs
   Arctic and Russian politics


 Important ongoing projects

Fundamental Challenges for the Law of the Sea

International Law for an Anthropocene Epoch? Shifting Perspectives in the Law of the Sea, Environmental Law and Genetic Resources Law


 Important past projects

The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf

Arctic Shipping Guidelines: From Voluntary to Mandatory Tool for Environmental Protection and Navigation Safety?


 Upcoming events

Open Stakeholder Seminar – K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea (JCLOS)
FNI, 12.11.2014


 Recent relevant FNI News

The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (01.09.2014)

Øystein Jensen obtains PhD on Law of the Sea (10.06.2013)

FNI to Play Key Role in New Research Centre on Ocean Law (12.04.2013)

FNI Researchers Publish Comprehensive Analysis of International Environmental Agreements (05.12.2011)

International Law for an Anthropocene Epoch (10.06.2011)


 Recent media coverage

'Who Owns the North Pole? Debate Heats Up as Climate Change Transforms Arctic', Bloomberg, 04.04.2014.

'Grand claims of the Arctic kind', The Arctic Journal, 05.12.2013.

'K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea established in Tromsø, Norway', K.G. Jebsen Foundation News Release, 19.09.2013.

'Researchers have great power in continental shelf battle', ScienceNordic, 23.08.2013.

'Forskere har mye makt i sokkelkamp' ('Researchers Have Much Power in Continental Shelf Struggle'), forskning.no, 04.08.2013. In Norwegian.

- Maktkamp i Arktis kan ryste grunnen under sokkelregimet ('Arctic Power Struggle May Shake the Foundations of the Continental Shelf Regime'), University of Oslo News, 03.07.2013. In Norwegian.

'FN kan innkreve historisk oljeskatt' 'The UN May Collect Historic Oil Tax'), Dagens Næringsliv, 12.07.2012. In Norwegian.



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