Section for the High North, Polar Affairs and Marine Resources

Ongoing implementation of the Government’s High North policy, including implementation of the High North Strategy and New Building Blocks in the North, work on polar affairs, including issues relating to Svalbard and cooperation in the Arctic (the Arctic Council), the Antarctica, international cooperation on the management of living marine resources, and energy issues in a security and foreign policy context.

The section is headed by Director Bjørn Midthun.