Big possibilities at sea, Erna Solberg says. Photo: Atle Staalesen

Norway outlines ocean future

A new ocean strategy is to make the country a global front runner in marine development.
May 31, 2016

«Norway is in a transition period», Prime Minister Erna Solberg said as she this week presented her government’s plans for a new compressive marine strategy. «The possibilities which are at sea will generate new safe jobs».

«Our objective is to be in the front seat of the global development», Solberg underlined.

The strategy plans which were presented in Bergen during the Ocean Conference, a government-initiated event, is part of an enhanced Norwegian emphasis of marine developments.

In 2015, the government presented first a Maritime Strategy and then a Master Plan on Marine Research.

The overall objective is to enhance business and activities at sea, along the coast and on the continental shelf, and also improve management regimes for eco-systems and ocean resources, the government office informs

The new marine strategy will be presented in 2017.

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