The Norwegian Coastal Administration is both user financed and financed through the state budget. Tasks are assigned to the Norwegian Coastal Administration through the state budget and an annual allocation letter is received from the Norwegian Ministry of Transport.
The Norwegian Coastal Administration's most important tasks are:
- Development and maintenance of fairways
- Aids to navigation services
- Vessel traffic services
- Pilot services
- Reporting services and navigational warning
- National preparedness against acute pollution
- Transport planning
- Port Facility Security (ISPS)
The activities includes the maritime sector of the National Transport Plan (NTP), as well as government and administrative tasks related to laws and regulations for ports, fairways and pilotage obligations.
In order to solve these national tasks, the NCA collaborates extensively with other public agencies with responsibility for safety, transport and emergency preparedness in the adjacent area. The NCA is also an active partner in international work within our fields.
Work will now begin on the Stad Ship Tunnel
The Norwegian Coastal Administration has received the assignment letter from the Ministry of Transport and Communications, which gives a green light to start preparations for the construction of the Stad Ship Tunnel.
Safer Shipping in the Arctic
ArcticInfo is a website that provides information about the conditions in Arctic waters, and decision support to support safer voyages. By increasing maritime safety in the High North, we reduce the risk of unwanted incidents and accidents.
New AI monitoring tool introduced in the VTS service
The Norwegian Coastal Administration will soon introduce a new digital decision support tool based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms that provides more automated monitoring of ship traffic. The tool gives VTS centres a better basis for earlier detection of unwanted and critical traffic situations.
Fees for 2021
Fees for 2021 have increased to meet the expected increase in prices and wages by 2.1 per cent on average in 2021. The Norwegian government will finance the loss in income caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021.
The NCA will build the world's first ship tunnel
Following the government's budget negotiations, funds have been set aside for the start-up of the Stad Ship Tunnel in 2021. The project is now estimated to cost NOK 3.45 billion.
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