Taking a broader view on ocean space

Seizing opportunities and managing risk

The ocean space is a key resource for energy, food, minerals, leisure, and transportation. It represents huge potential for value creation. Yet data and knowledge about the ocean space is scarce, and concerns are rising over its health and the sustainability of resource utilization.

At DNV, we acknowledge the need for an integrated, cross-sector approach to ensure sustainable activities related to the sea. We were born out of the ocean industry more than 150 years ago. Safeguarding the ocean space is integral to our vision of having global impact for a safe and sustainable future.

We apply some of the world’s leading subject matter experts to address technology, environment and business risks and opportunities relevant to a wide range of ocean-related issues and industries. Our unrivaled combination of disciplines and cross-industry experience allows you to reduce cost and environmental impact, increase quality, work smarter, reduce time to market for new technologies, and assess and verify compliance with regulation or best practice.

Read more about our focus on the ocean space.


Marine Aquaculture Forecast: Oceans' future to 2050

Our 'best estimate' of the future considers population growth and changes in living standards to estimate future demand for food. We also consider growing concerns about health and sustainability. We forecast the role of marine aquaculture in meeting this demand through the main species and technology options.


Understanding and managing aquaculture risk

DNV’s barrier management guideline enables more efficient risk control during operations, providing efficiency gains for fish farmers and authorities.


Global Goals, Ocean Opportunities

How we protect and manage the ocean will determine much of our success towards delivering the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, and businesses that are connected to the ocean have a critical role to play.


Mapping ocean governance and regulation

A working paper for consultation for UN Global Compact Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business


Aquaculture going offshore

DNV's research paper exploring the risks and opportunities associated with offshore aquaculture – and stands ready to help.


Recommended practice for seabed mining

Download our recommended practice on managing environmental aspects of seabed mining

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