About us

The Global Maritime Knowledge Hub is a consortium which links together all segments of the maritime industry, and places education and research at the centre as drivers in the future development of the maritime industry.

Inspired by the success of strong global clusters in using innovation and knowledge to transform themselves into “super clusters,” or knowledge-driven world leaders in their fields, the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association in association with Oslo Maritime Network in June 2008 launched an initiative to establish 20 maritime professorships to propel Norway to status as a Global Maritime Knowledge Hub. The idea was that Norway’s position as a world-leading maritime nation should be strengthened through research, innovation and education. The project is now owned by the Norwegian Shipowners' Association and the Maritime Forum.

For more information on the MarHub- initiative, please click the headings in the top menu under About Us.