More than 200,000 Norwegians work in the petroleum, seafood and maritime industries, helping to generate almost NOK 500 billion in value annually.
You can now follow Norway's work on our own thematic website on the Oceans.
"Norway takes a leading international role in terms of the ocean. We emphasize the law of the sea, sustainable blue economy and the balance between growth and protection in a broad commitment for the seas", says Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide.
Read more: The Oceans.