Norway in the Antarctic
The folder ”Norway in the Antarctic” is now available in a new and updated version.
The folder has been prepared by the Norwegian Polar Institute in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, the Ministry og Climate and Environment, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries and the Institute of Marine Research. The folder, which has been edited by Magnus Hovind Rognhaug, provides an overview of
- Norwegian activities
- Land areas
- Norwegian cultural heritage
- Current management regime (The Antarctic Treaty, The Environment Protocol and the CCMLR)
- Norwegian research activity
- Business interests and resource management
- Norwegian Antarctic policy and legislation
The folder is published in Norwegian and English, and it is illustrated with photographs and maps.
Norway was among the original consultative parties to the Antarctic Treaty and still plays an active part in the management of the continent. Antarctica is protected as a nature reserve through the Environment Protocol, and all Norwegian nationals planning activities in Antarctica must notify the Norwegian Polar Institute as early as possible.