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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.

    Rector Margareth Hagen is handed a UN certificate from Lise Øvreås of SDG Bergen Ocean for the University of Bergen becoming UNAI SDG14 Hub 2021-2024 with Marine Director Amund Maage (left)  and Edvard Hvidingi of SDG Bergen Science Advice (right).

    UiB is UNAI SDG14 Hub for 2021-2024

    In 2018, the University of Bergen was appointed the SDG14 Hub for United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) for a three-year period. This month it has been announced that the university will enjoy three more years as SDG14 Hub.

    Edvard Hviding and Benjamin Pfeil from the University of Bergen present the first SDG Bergen Policy Brief on World Ocean Day, 8 June 2021.

    New SDG oriented policy brief series launched

    The SDG Bergen Policy Brief series is a novel and innovative way to communicate with policy-makers to engage with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The goal is to have more research-based information reach policy-makers for societal impact.

    University of Bergen student showing up specimen found during field work on Norway's western coast.

    UiB hosts first SDG14 course for IOC

    The University of Bergen is happy to announce that we are hosting an OceanTeacher Global Academy course in partnership with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.

    Deep-water fish

    100 days, 100% for the ocean

    SDG Bergen kickstarted the UN Ocean Decade through a 100 day communications experiment. Giving it 100% for the ocean, showing various examples of ocean science and ocean science diplomacy.


    Creating future research leaders for marine sustainability

    The UN Ocean Science Decade gets off to a flying start through the University of Bergen’s new interdisciplinary SEAS Fellowship Programme. For the next 5 years, UiB will be training a new generation of marine research leaders and decision makers to ensure sustainable oceans.

    UNAI logo wheel

    In October 2018, the University of Bergen was appointed official Hub for SDG 14: Life below water by the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI). Read more about this.