| FNI NEWS
FNI Receives Award for Marine Environment Protection in
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
The Award was delivered by the Minister for the Sea, Tourism,
Transport and Development, Mr. Boidar 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.
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.