The Norwegian Coastal Administration

Articles written in collaboration with The Norwegian Coastal Administration

Acute oil spills to sea and ocean

It is assumed that several million tons of oil is discharged into rivers and oceans worldwide every year. Some of this oil contamination consists of acute spills.

Last changed: 19. May 2013

Emergency preparedness against acute pollution

In Norway, the Norwegian Coastal Administration is responsible for official preparedness against acute pollution and has nationwide administrative authority for acute pollution. All organizations that have a potential for pollution must have contingency plans. Municipalities have responsibility for preparedness that is not covered by private companies.

Last changed: 19. May 2013