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Act No. 12 of 1963 relating to scientific research and exploration for and exploitation of submarine natural resources other than petroleum resources.

Type of law
Date of original text

This Act regulates the exploration and other research of the seabed and subsoil of the territorial waters and continental shelf of Norway. A definition of continental shelf is given in section 1. Section 2 proclaims that the right of exploration belongs to the State. The Government may grant authorization to explore and exploit submarine areas appertaining to Norway and may be subject the authorization to conditions it deems fit. Authorization for the winning of sand and similar may be delegated to counties. (5 sections)
Date of consolidation/reprint
Consolidated version of Act No. 12 of 1963 as at 3 March 2011 and amended last by Act No. 37 of 2008.
Source language


Legislation status
in force
Legislation Amendment
Original title
Lov om vitenskapelig utforskning og unders kelse etter og utnyttelse av andre undersj iske naturforekomster enn petroleumsforekomster.