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FNI Receives Award for Marine Environment Protection in Croatia

FNI Receives Award for Marine Environment(06.12.2005) The Croatian Ministry of the Sea, Tourism, Transport and Development today presented to the Fridtjof Nansen Institute its annual Croatian Marine Environment Protection Award, in recognition of the Institute's contribution to the improvement of marine environmental protection in Croatia and the Adriatic Sea.

The Award was delivered by the Minister for the Sea, Tourism, Transport and Development, Mr. Božidar Kalmeta, on the occasion of the Seafarers' Day - St. Nichola's Day - in Pula, Croatia. FNI Director Peter Johan Schei represented FNI at the ceremony, accompanied by Dr. Davor Vidas, director of FNI's Marine Affairs and Law of the Sea Programme.

In its explanation for the selection of the FNI for this Award, the Ministry has emphasized several bilateral projects, led by the FNI and sponsored by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the course of the past two years, including on ballast water issues for Croatia, as well as on an expert study for a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area in the Adriatic Sea. The Fridtjof Nansen Institute is the first foreign institution to have received this traditional Award from the Croatian Ministry of the Sea.

 The Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) is an independent foundation engaged in research on international environmental, energy, and resource management politics.
The Institute maintains a multi-disciplinary approach, with main emphasis on political science, economics, and international law.

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