About the centre
The Norwegian Centre for Oil Spill Preparedness and Marine Environment is a public center of expertise under the Ministry of Transport.
Our social mission is to be a national knowledge hub for marine litter pollution and oil spill preparedness. We aim to help develop technology and spread knowledge about oil spill preparedness and marine litter pollution.
The Norwegian Centre for Oil Spill Preparedness and Marine Environment is located in Svolvær, and is headed by Ann-Helen Ernstsen. In the course of spring 2019, there will be 11 employees at the centre with broad expertise in oil spill preparedness, marine environment and communication. We cooperate with other government agencies, research institutions and NGOs, and we believe cooperation is key to good results, both in Norway and worldwide. We are an important contributor to the national objective of cleaner seas.
Letter of assignment 2019
In the Centre’s letter of assignment, our overall objective is to work for a high level of awareness and knowledge about oil spill preparedness and marine litter pollution, and our goal is to contribute to the work for cleaner seas.
(National Budget 2019 – Letter of assignment to the Centre for Oil Spill Preparedness and Marine Environment)