Media Advisory

Norway is hosting the sixth Our Ocean Conference 23-24 October 2019 in Oslo.

Our Ocean 2019 is being held in a historical moment when the level of threat facing the ocean and the need for action are being spotlighted like never before. With a determination to forge new partnerships and increase momentum, the event will highlight the importance of knowledge as the basis for our actions and policies to ensure protection of our ocean, responsible management of marine resources and sustainable future economic growth.

Our future depends on a clean and healthy ocean. Safeguarding the ocean for future generations is a shared responsibility and a matter of global urgency.

The conference will bring together leaders from governments, businesses, civil society and research institutions to share their experience, identify solutions and commit to action for a clean, healthy and productive ocean.

Our Ocean 2019 is organised by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and hosted by Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide.

As an integral part of the Our Ocean Conference, Sustainable Ocean Alliance and the University of Tromsø will co-host the fourth Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit.

Several side events will also take place in connection with the conference, organised by a variety of civil society, business and government actors.

Place: Clarion Hotel The Hub, Biskop Gunnerus’ gate 3, Oslo
Dates: 23-24 October

Conference Website and Programme:
The plenary programme of the conference will be live streamed
Professional still photos will be made available at:

Mandatory Press Accreditation

Press accreditation in advance is required. A valid ID card, Press Card or passport must be presented when picking up your accreditation. Please be aware of the need for a visa for journalists coming from outside the Schengen zone.


To apply for press accreditation, please find the online registration form here.

Please note that there will be a validation process before we can confirm your attendance.


  • Press Centre with work stations and high-speed wireless internet connection available free of charge.
  • Wireless internet available in all areas.
  • Computers and telephones will not be provided.
  • Voltage is 220V. Power plugs in Norway have two round pins. Media need to provide their own adapters if they use different voltage and plugs.
  • Conference staff will be present in the Press Centre at all times.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) media platforms

Twitter: @NorwayMFA @utenriksdept
Instagram: utenriksdept
Conference hashtag: #OurOcean

Press Contact

MFA Norway Comms. Adviser Mari Bangstad +47 41 44 08 71