Accession Number : AD1012827

Title :   Norway's Challenges In the High North

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL MAXWELL AFB United States

Personal Author(s) : Olsen,Liv J

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Report Date : 16 Feb 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Norway has an extensive coastline; facing the North Atlantic, the Barents Sea, and the Arctic Ocean: it creates an enormous expanse of territorial waters and a vast economic zone, making the High North an important area. Norway has jurisdiction over about one million square miles at sea, seven times larger than the mainland territory; therefore its prosperity is closely linked to the seas considerable resources: oil, natural gas, minerals, and fish. While the situation in the High North today is characterized by stability and cooperation, the area possesses considerable resources and great opportunities, making it vulnerable to many types of influence.

Descriptors :   Norway , ARCTIC REGIONS , NATURAL RESOURCES , military organizations

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE