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Entering into cooperation with Greenland and Denmark on seabed minerals

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Norway, Denmark and Greenland are to build up a joint knowledge base on mineral activity on the seabed. The photo shows Kjersti Dahle, Director technology, analysis and coexistence at the Norwegian Offshore Directorate hodling a a sulphide sample. Photo: Arne Bjørøen.

15/04/2024 This cooperation involves an MoU – Memorandum of Understanding – with the aim of acquiring additional knowledge on seabed minerals.

In February of this year, the Norwegian Offshore Directorate entered into an “MoU” – Memorandum of Understanding – with the Greenland authorities, the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources and GEUS (Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland) for collaboration in acquiring additional knowledge regarding seabed minerals.

A key part of this cooperative effort is an application to the Nordic Council of Ministers to secure funding for the project “Knowledge Centre for Responsible Sourcing of Deep-sea Minerals in the Arctic Region”.

The project aims to build up a joint knowledge base in the three countries as regards aspects associated with mineral activity on the seabed. The intention is to accomplish this through joint working meetings/discussions. Communication with various stakeholders and opinion-makers is an important part of this effort.  

We expect to receive a response regarding potential funding from the Nordic Council of Ministers sometime before this summer.

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Ola Anders Skauby

Director Communication, public affairs and emergency response

Tel: +47 905 98 519

Updated: 15/04/2024

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