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Through Ocean Sustainability Bergen (OSB), the University of Bergen has taken on a leading role internationally in the work to promote knowledge and understanding of a sustainable ocean. Our three main areas of interest are:

The University of Bergen is Norway's biggest marine university. Marine research and education is one of three prioritised focus areas at the university.

    Ocean Sustainability Bergen (OSB) is a virtual ocean research centre at the University of Bergen. The centre takes care of the day-to-day activities in relation to UiB’s status as the Hub for SDG 14: Life below water, as appointed by the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI). The University of Bergen is also the SDG 14 lead university in the International Association of Universities' (IAU) SDG Cluster.

    CALL FOR PAPERS
    Logo for SDG14, Life below water as part of a call for papers to a publication on ocean science and education by the International Association of Universities and the University of Bergen.

    Higher Education engages with SDG 14: Life below water

    To coincide with the UN Decade of Ocean Science, we call for papers for a publication on Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life below water. We ask for a submission of interest by Monday 23 November 2020!

    OSB CONFERENCE 2020
    The UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, Ambassador Peter Thomson, giving the annual Ocean Sustainability Bergen Lecture at the Ocean Sustainability Bergen Conference 2020.

    Ocean literacy key to progress for a sustainable ocean

    How can scientific knowledge on the treasures of the ocean contribute to informing policy? This was the key topic at the second Ocean Sustainability Bergen Conference.

    SDG14 HUB ANNIVERSARY
    A student at the University of Bergen in the fish laboratory.

    Celebrating 2 years as ocean science hub

    On UN Day 2018 – 24 October, the University of Bergen was announced as the official UNAI Hub for SDG14 – Life below water. Two years on, we look at what has been achieved during this time.

    COFUND
    Biology students from the University of Bergen during field work north of Bergen on the west coast of Norway.

    A contribution to the ocean science decade

    A new interdisciplinary project to create research leaders for marine sustainability is a prime part of the University of Bergen’s engagement with the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

    CORONA AND THE OCEAN
    Marine microorganisms in a a watertank at the Sars Centre at the University of Bergen.

    Ocean science in the age of Covid-19

    How can the ocean provide knowledge and research for the medicine and food of the future? The Covid-19 pandemic has shown the world community that biodiversity is key to securing solutions for the future and how dependent we are of the secrets of the ocean.