DNV has been working with Ocean industries for more than 150 years with the purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment. The Ocean represents a vast potential for economic development, improved health, and better lives for a growing world population. It is vital for sustainable development through the provision of food, energy, water, medicines, transportation, and jobs while also being a crucial buffer against climate change.
At the same time, ocean health is under pressure from climate change, habitat destruction, overfishing, pollution, littering and poor governance. In our research, we focus on ocean productivity for sustainable development as well as protection of ocean health.