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Earlier this autumn Peter M. Haugan was appointed member of the expert group for the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy. He is now preparing to attend the first meeting - in his hometown Bergen.
The University of Bergen has been announced as part of the International Association of Universities SDG Cluster, with special responsibility and leadership for SDG14, Life Below Water.
The University of Bergen has taken on a leadership role on SDG 14, Life below water, for United Nations Academic Impact, and will act to inspire and motivate partners worldwide to create greater knowledge towards a sustainable ocean.
The Bergen Offshore Wind Centre officially opened on 13 September. For the University of Bergen this is an important part of our contribution to society, according to Energy Director Kristin Guldbrandsen Frøysa.
The four serious challenges the Pacific island states face as a result of climate change are sea level rise, drought, food security and ocean acidity levels.
In 2021, Norwegian tall ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl plans to perform its first ever circumnavigation of the world. UiB became the first partner to sign a statement of intent to participate in the circumnavigation and to provide the scientific content.
Social anthropologist Edvard Hviding is one of three University of Bergen researchers to receive five years of major funding from the prestigious Toppforsk programme, awarded by the Research Council of Norway, for his project Mare Nullius.
The University of Bergen has established an initiative to strengthen research on a sustainable ocean and to give scientific advice to authorities and international bodies.
Professor Peter M. Haugan has long participated in high level work in the United Nations, building partnerships between science and diplomacy.
The University of Bergen and the University of the South Pacific announced the establishment of a joint marine chair at a reception during the UN Ocean Conference.
At the United Nations Ocean Conference in New York, the University of Bergen has committed to support a research and education project with South African partners.
At the United Nations Ocean Conference in the first week of June 2017, anthropologist Edvard Hviding established new partnerships between Norway and the Pacific island nations in marine and climate research.

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