High North

Photo: Johan Wildhagen - Visitnorway.com.

The Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Børge Brende gave the key-note speech at the seminar “The Thawing Arctic: Climate Change, Resources and Sea Routes” on 28th November at the Royal Geographical Society in London. Read more

On November 28th the Royal Norwegian Embassy will organize – for the third time in as many years – a major seminar at the Royal Geographical Society. Read more

Photo: Johan Wildhagen, visitnorway.com.

The Arctic remains a strategic priority for Norway, providing new opportunities and new challenges. Read more

Photo: Forsvarets mediesenter/KV Barentshav.

Norway has jurisdiction over large sea areas, and more than 80 % of shipping in the Arctic passes through Norwegian waters. We therefore have a major responsibility for maintaining a presence in our sea areas and for developing monitoring and emergency response systems. Read more

Photo: Marit B. Randsborg/Norwegian Embassy.

For the 5th time, the Norwegian Embassy organised a study trip to the High North for a British delegation consisting of parliamentarians, researchers and higher civil servants. Led by Ambassador Kim Traavik, the group embarked on a comprehensive journey from Oslo, via Bodø and Tromsø to the northernmost part of Norway, the Svalbard archipelago only around 1000 kilometers from the North Pole. Read more

Director of the Norwegian Polar Institute, Dr. Jan-Gunnar Winther recently visited London to present his views on the Polar Regions to a UK audience. The visit included a lecture regarding the Antarctic at The Royal Geographical Society and a seminar on the Arctic at the Norwegian Embassy. Read more

Photo: Kilian Munch.

The Arctic is a peaceful region with clear boundaries and close international cooperation. Norway’s relations with Russia are good, and regional cooperation is growing. Norway wishes to strengthen and further develop these positive trends. Read more

As both a polar and a fishery nation, Norway sets the same requirements for sound management in the Southern Ocean as it does in all other areas where Norwegian actors harvest resources. Read more