The Norwegian Coastal Administration is headed by the Director General, and the head office is the agency's highest governing body.
The regions perform operative and common tasks on behalf of the Director General. The Norwegian Coastal Administration's shipping company acts as an internal contractor and is part of the national preparedness for acute pollution.
The Norwegian Coastal Administration has nine operative units: five regions, the shipping company, the Pilot Service, the Centre for Emergency Responce and the head office. The agency has around 50 operative units.
The Norwegian Coastal Administration has around 1000 employees in total, and around 700 of these employees are engaged in operative activities.
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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