About us

BarentsWatch will collect, develop and share information about Norwegian coastal and marine areas.

Our business consists of an open information system with services for end users, presented in the portal www.barentswatch.no. In addition, a shielded monitoring system contributes to the efficiency of operational efforts. These services together constitute the Department for BarentsWatch.

Systems that provides the basis for better cooperation, professional development and sharing of information, both for public agencies, trade and industry, and the public. By collecting and sharing existing data, we create systems such as The Shared Resources Register and services such as the nationwide Wave Forecast.

Ten ministries and 29 administrative agencies and research institutes are our partners. The office is situated in Tromsø, and the actual development work is carried out by commercial suppliers through public procurement.

We are subject to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, and the Norwegian Coastal Administration leads our department.