These employees participate in the Norwegian Offshore Directorate's interdisciplinary work by contributing the following expertise:

  • geology
  • geochemistry
  • volcanology
  • environmental science
  • geophysics
  • law
  • economics
  • impact assessment
  • resource estimation

Experience from oil and gas exploration overlaps with exploration for seabed minerals in some areas.

The Norwegian Offshore Directorate is also represented as the chair of the Legal and Technical Committee (LTC) of the International Seabed Authority, which is associated with the UN.

Updated: 21/12/2023

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