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About Ocean Sustainability Bergen

Ocean Sustainability Bergen is a multidisciplinary research centre created as a strategic tool by the University of Bergen leadership to provide research for a sustainable Ocean.

Ocean Sustainability Bergen (OSB) is a virtual centre hosted by the University of Bergen (UiB) in Norway, working with partner institutions worldwide. The centre's aim is to engage with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is part of the university's strategic initiative SDG Bergen, which presents scientific advice to governments and international bodies to aid them in decision-making processes. The overall goal is to strengthen the science-policy interface and to ensure that political decisions are better informed by science. With this centre, UiB aims to make research and science diplomacy a key part of Norway's contribution towards a sustainable ocean, as part of the UN's 2030 Agenda.

Norway was a driving force to establish and implement the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. In the future securing sustainable global governance of the ocean will be ever more important. Through SDG14 – Life below water – the UN has acknowledged the importance of a sustainable ocean. This underlines the importance of the scientific knowledge that broad, comprehensive research universities can offer across disciplines and provide to society and decision-makers worldwide. By establishing Ocean Sustainability Bergen, the university confirms its dedication to provide this knowledge to the global community.