| FNI NEWS
FNI to Play Key Role in New Research Centre on Ocean
The Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation yesterday announced the award of 36
million NOK over a six-year period to establish the K. G. Jebsen Centre for
Ocean Law. The Centre will be one of the largest centres of its kind
internationally. It will be hosted by the University of Tromsø (UiT)
with the Fridtjof Nansen Institute as national consortium
The UiT/FNI partnership, with the Netherlands Institute for
Law of the Sea (NILOS) also playing an important role, was deemed the strongest
out of several competing bids.
FNI is looking forward to playing an
active part in the development of the Centre. Research is to focus on several
aspects of international law of the sea, with work organized in five
1. Fundamental challenges for the law of the
2. Maritime borders and limits
4. Marine resources
5. Protection of the
FNI will coordinate the work package on fundamental
challenges for the law of the sea, and participates in several of the
FNI's main contributors to the Centre's work will be Research
Professor Davor Vidas, Research Fellow
Øystein Jensen and Research Professor
Olav Schram Stokke.
News release from the Kristian Gerhard
Jebsen Foundation (in Norwegian).
News release from the University of Tromsø (in Norwegian).
Law of the Sea
research at FNI (presentation brochure).
Read more about FNI's
research on Law of the Sea and marine affairs.
|The Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) is an
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energy, and resource management politics.
The Institute maintains a
multi-disciplinary approach, with main emphasis on political science,
economics, and international law.