The Norwegian National Coastal Administration

The Norwegian National Coastal Administration is the Ministry’s advisory and executive body in matters pertaining to the administration of ports and seaways. The National Coastal Administration is organised into five coastal regions, each of which has a local regional office. The head office in Ålesund is responsible for the overall administration of these districts. The Norwegian Coastal Administration’s Department of Emergency Response, is located in Horten.

The Norwegian National Coastal Administration is the Ministry’s advisory and executive body in matters pertaining to the administration of ports and seaways. The National Coastal Administration is organised into five coastal regions, each of which has a local regional office. The head office in Ålesund is responsible for the overall administration of these districts. The Norwegian Coastal Administration’s Department of Emergency Response, is located in Horten.

The Norwegian National Coastal Administration was founded in 1974 as a result of the merger of the National Port Authority, the Lighthouses and Buoys Authority and the Pilotage Authority. The National Coastal Administration and the Norwegian Mapping Authority collaborate on sending out correction signals for the American satellite-based GPS navigation system. The Armed Forces logistics organisation operates the Loran-C stations on behalf of the Ministry. The National Coastal Administration also exercises responsibility for preparedness in the event of acute pollution.

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