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NORGLOBAL2-Norge - global partner

Norway-ASEAN Consortium in Risk Management for Safer and Sustainable Ocean

Alternative title: Norge-ASEAN Konsortium i risikostyring for et tryggere og bærekraftig hav

Awarded: NOK 4.2 mill.

Norway-ASEAN Consortium in Risk Management for Safer and Sustainable Ocean (NESS) aims to build a collaborative platform with many partners from 8 countries in the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Based on the multi-national consortium, NESS is expected to collect and share information about the research development in dealing with challenges of interest conflicts in utilization of oceanic resources and ocean protection; promote communications between the research groups, Norwegian technological vendors and ASEAN users in offshore production, marine transportation and fishery sectors; and facilitate the use of research-based knowledge policy makings and technology development practices for oceans. The networking activities will be within the three domains of offshore energy production, marine transportation and fishery, and risk management for reducing environmental impacts in the current operations, in new technology and business development, and in policy design and education. ASEAN partners in the 4-year project come from Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam, Phillipines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Cambodia. While Norwegian partners are NTNU, University of Stavanger and Southeast University of Norway.

This proposal is aligning itself to the call in the priority areas of environment and ocean of NORGOBAL2, by building a collaborative platform with many partners from 8 countries in the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), including two key partners Myanmar and Indonesia. Results of this project are also contributive to another priority area – global education. Based on the multi-national consortium, NESS is expected to collect and share information about the research development in dealing with challenges of interest conflicts in utilization of oceanic resources and ocean protection; promote communications between the research groups, Norwegian technological vendors and ASEAN users in offshore production, marine transportation and fishery sectors; and facilitate the use of research-based knowledge policy makings and technology development practices for oceans. The networking activities will be within the three domains of offshore energy production, marine transportation and fishery, and risk management at three levels in terms of environmental impacts: instantaneous and short-term impacts (in the current operations), mid-term impacts (in new technology and business development), and long-term impacts (in policy design and education). The main activities of NESS in the 4-year period are elaborately designed for balancing networking effectiveness with budget and environmental friendliness in 5 work-packages: WP1 – Onsite: Annual seminars and dialogue meetings, co-led by NTNU, USN and YU. WP2 – Online: Online seminars and E-newsletters, co-led by NTNU, UiS and UTM. WP3 – Social media: Website and social media management, co-led by NTNU, NUCE and YTU. WP4 – Report: Annual reports and articles compiling, co-led by NTNU, UI and YTU. WP5 – Administration: Progress and cost control and negotiation, co-led by NTNU and YTU. Added values will be provided to Norwegian organizations by building new collaborations with many south-eastern Asian universities.

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