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Sustainable Environment Association

Updated 12/01/2016

Latest News:

++ SEA fuses with OCEAN Design Research Association in 2016 to form OCEAN | SEA.

Dear colleagues and friends,

Welcome to the website of the Sustainable Environment Association [SEA].

SEA is an international and interdisciplinary expertise network that was registered in Norway as a not-for-profit association and in the European Commission Beneficiary Register until the end of 2015. Since 2016 SEA has fused with the OCEAN Design Research Association to form OCEAN | SEA.

SEA pursues systematic, integrative and interdisciplinary research into the human-dominated and natural environment to explore their complex interlations. This is done with the aim to develop alternative approaches to architectural and urban design and sustainability.

SEA views the built environment as a vast repository of embedded knowledge and approaches architectural history from a performance-perspective. 

We welcome collaboration proposals from organisations and individual researchers that are interested in our line of research.

Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel

Founding and current Chair of OCEAN

OCEAN | SEA - Sub-division of OCEAN Design Research Association Organization Number: 992 449 705 Norwegian Public Registry


One of the tendencies that continues to plague architectural research and innovation is the continual omission of references, precedents and inspriations found in the work of others. We therefore tried to list these explicitly wherever possible. If there are any unintended omission we welcome notification.


Please note that the content of this website is not public domain material. Intellectual and copyrights are held by the individual researchers and authors of the works. This website is maintained and edited by Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hens