Blue Paper 14 Integrated Ocean Management


Nature Paper



What is Integrated Ocean Management and how can it contribute to a healthier ocean globally?

The study «Integrated Ocean Management», commissioned by the High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, sets out to answer the question. The study was led by Centre for the Ocean and the Arctic and is the 14th in a series of 16 Blue Papers. Together the Blue Papers will form the scientific basis of the Panel’s final report and policy recommendations.

The High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy was initiated by PM Erna Solberg and established in 2018. The Panel’s mandate is to form an international understanding of how sustainable use of the Ocean and its resources can enable higher value creation, and how this in turn can help meet some of the world’s most important needs. The Panel consists of 14 heads of government, and is chaired by Solberg and President of Palau, Thomas Esang Remengesau Jr. Vidar Helgesen is appointed Norwegian Special Envoy.