John Erik Hagen


Regional Director, Norwegian Coastal Administration
Coordinator of the IMO Correspondence Group
Chairman of the IMO Working Groups on E-navigation

John Erik Hagen is Regional Director for the Norwegian Coastal Administration’s Region Western Norway, a region with about 200 employees.

He pursued a career in the Norwegian Navy, serving nearly ten years as a naval officer. In addition to naval training he attended the prestigious Norwegian Defence College. He also holds a University Degree in Law, Social Science, Economics and Business Administration.

After his naval career he spent several years in managing positions in the offshore industry and transportation services.

Over a period John Erik Hagen functioned as acting Director General for the Norwegian Coastal Administration on behalf of the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs.

Today he serves in many national and international boards and advisory boards. He is also Coordinator of the IMO Correspondence Group on e-navigation and Chairman of IMO Working Groups (NAV, COMSAR and STW) on e-navigation, as well as the Norwegian delegation’s Chairman of the Working Group established by the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs and the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation for the cooperation between the Russian Federation and Norway on maritime safety in the Barents area.
Presentation Abstract
'E-navigation in making – the Arctic challenge'
The development and implementation of a global strategy on e-navigation are to contribute to meeting the needs for safe and efficient maritime navigation and shipping traffic in the 21st century. One of the key areas is the focus on the Arctic region.

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