Dr Jessica Schechinger organised the workshop: ‘Cooperation in the High North between Scotland, Norway, and the Arctic Council: Towards more Secure and Sustainable Oceans’, with generous (financial) support from the Scottish Council on Global Affairs (SCGA), the University of Glasgow School of Law, and GCILS.

The workshop took place at the University of Edinburgh, on Monday 17 June 2024. There were two panels and a roundtable on options for (academic) cooperation between Scotland and Norway. Panel 1 focused on the (protection of the) marine environment, while Panel 2 focused on maritime security issues.

Professor Claire McDiarmid started the workshop by welcoming everyone and gave some introductory remarks. Dr Andrea Varga chaired the first panel, which included a presentation from Dr Joanna Dingwall on ‘The legal framework for deep seabed mining’. Dr James Devaney chaired the second panel, and Dr Schechinger facilitated the roundtable discussion.

The workshop aimed to showcase relevant research that is being done in Scotland and Norway, as well as providing an opportunity to discuss potential opportunities for cooperation between those working on certain issues in Scotland and Norway.