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Norway Hosts Ocean Conference

Norway is set to host a national ocean conference in Bergen this month to highlight current ocean initiatives and the work of the Ocean Panel.

Apr 14, 2023

Bergen, Norway  

The Norwegian government is holding a special event on 17 April to bring the work of the Ocean Panel ‘home’ to a national audience.

Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre will lead a conference that places the work of the Ocean Panel into a national context in Norway. It will showcase the government’s ocean policies and its progress towards building a sustainable ocean economy and stakeholders are invited to discuss challenges and opportunities for Norway in the ocean sector.

The event will be a part of One Ocean Week, held in the city of Bergen, Norway, a programme of events from 15-21 April that will drive awareness, actions, and share knowledge on the important role the ocean has for sustainable development from a local and in a global perspective.

Norway is a founding member of the Ocean Panel with Prime Minister Støre acting as co-chair, along with President Surangel Whipps Jr of Palau. The Prime Minister will be joined by five Ministers from his government and colleagues to engage Norwegians in the Ocean Panel’s work and demonstrate how Norway’s marine policies are helping to achieve the targets established by the Ocean Panel at home and internationally.

One Ocean Week will also celebrate the return of the 109-year-old tallship “Statsraad Lehmkuhl” after a 1.5 year expedition around the world to share knowledge and raise awareness of the importance of the ocean. The One Ocean Expedition Summit event will shed light on the ship’s research journey which sailed with both the UN’s Ocean Research Decade and the Ocean Panel’s vision and agenda on board.

The conference will be streamed live on: www.regjeringen.no


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