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Licensing in Norway

Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui talks about licensing, and briefly discusses the proposed licensing scheme in Norway.

The concept of licensing (or “konsesjon” in Norwegian) is introduced in this video. Licenses are a mechanism used by some countries to authorize companies (public and/or private) to exploit of resources that are limited, such as wind resources at sea. The proposed licensing scheme in Norway is discussed briefly , a topic in constant evolution and debate.

Learning outcome.

  • Identify and understand the role of licenses to administer public sea spaces
  • Analyse the function of a license to restrict and control activities for offshore wind regarding other sea users and stakeholders
  • Discuss/assess the current Norwegian licensing rounds based on these theoretical backgrounds


Once you have watched this lecture, think about the following issues – and initiate (or continue) a debate with your fellow students:

  • Who is the main driver of the Norwegian licensing process?
  • What is the latest development?

Also, identify  five new keywords that you have learnt in this video or have understood better than before. Write these down with a couple of words explaining why they are important.

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