The Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) is an independent Norwegian foundation engaged in research on international environmental, energy and resource management politics and law. The Arctic is one of the Institute's main focus areas, with FNI closely following circumpolar processes in the Arctic Council and other relevant forums, as well as regional and bilateral cooperation. Recently, the institute embarked on a major project studying the interests and strategies of China and other Asian countries in the Arctic (see www.asiarctic.no). Norwegian-Russian relations in the High North are also a major focus of FNI research, with emphasis on environment, energy, fisheries, marine transport, health and security. The legal component of FNI's Arctic research is important. Since 2013, FNI is involved, as one of two founding institutions, in the K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea, with Arctic maritime law as a key research area.