The Ocean

The Government is committed to the oceans and Norway is playing a leading role in the global efforts to promote clean and healthy oceans. More than 200,000 Norwegians work in the petroleum, seafood and maritime industries, helping to generate almost NOK 500 billion in value annually.

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Norway’s ocean campaign in an international perspective

Sustainable management and use of the world’s oceans are crucial to our common future.

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The ocean nation of Norway

Every day hundreds of thousands of Norwegians go to work in the ocean industries, which together account for about 70 per cent of Norway’s export earnings.

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Vast potential in the oceans

The Government is committed to supporting ocean industries. In the years ahead, the oceans will be a major source of sustainable, lucrative employment.


“Science for Ocean Actions”

Prime Minister Solberg spoke to the marine experts

2018-11-20: Prime Minister Erna Solberg addressed 160 of the world’s leading ocean experts.


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