Taking a broader view on ocean space

Seizing opportunities and managing risk

The ocean space is a key resource for energy, food, minerals, leisure, and transportation. It represents huge potential for value creation. Yet data and knowledge about the ocean space is scarce, and concerns are rising over its health and the sustainability of resource utilization.

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Addressing opportunities and risks in the ocean space requires a holistic approach – a broader view

At DNV GL, we acknowledge the need for an integrated, cross-sector approach to ensure sustainable activities related to the sea. We were born out of the ocean industry more than 150 years ago. Safeguarding the ocean space is integral to our vision of having global impact for a safe and sustainable future.

We apply some of the world’s leading subject matter experts to address technology, environment and business risks and opportunities relevant to a wide range of ocean-related issues and industries. Our unrivaled combination of disciplines and cross-industry experience allows you to reduce cost and environmental impact, increase quality, work smarter, reduce time to market for new technologies, and assess and verify compliance with regulation or best practice.

Ocean Stewardship 2030 - ten ambitions

Ocean Stewardship 2030 describes ten ambitions that will contribute to a robust blue economy whilst also allowing the health of our oceans to flourish

Global Goals, Ocean Opportunities

How we protect and manage the ocean will determine much of our success towards delivering the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, and businesses that are connected to the ocean have a critical role to play.

Mapping ocean governance and regulation

A working paper for consultation for UN Global Compact Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business

Aquaculture going offshore

DNV GL has issued a new research paper exploring the risks and opportunities associated with offshore aquaculture – and stands ready to help.

Technology and the ocean economy

Read about technology developments in the ocean space in our Technology Outlook 2030.

Recommended practice for seabed mining

Download our recommended practice on managing environmental aspects of seabed mining

Some of DNV GL's services within ocean space.

23 January 2020

OCEAN FARM 1 receives first ever offshore fish farming class certificate from DNV GL

Developing and expanding sustainable aquaculture will be essential as the demand for fish grows around the world. Owned and operated by SalMar, Ocean Farm 1 is the first salmon farm designed and built for exposed operation, with a novel design that combines solutions from aquaculture and the offshore industry. The certification of Ocean Farm 1 to a new DNV GL standard for offshore fish farming installations represents a vital first step towards the utilization of new ocean spaces for aquaculture.

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