Whilst searching for more information on the Svalbard nomination I found this Norwegian government paper which contains statements about progress on a number of Norwegian T List sites. "TILDELINGSBREV 2013 FOR RIK SANTIKVAREN" ("AWARD LETTER 2013 FOR Cultural Heritage").
This document is described as "a one-year contract between the ministry and agency"
-presumably the "Agency" is a non ministerial organisational unit charged with pursuing various Heritage matters of which UNESCO World Heritage is a part. The original PDF (in Norwegain of course) is herehttp://www.regjeringen.no/pages/38227184/RA_Tildelingsbrev_2013.pdf
Pages 12/13 includes these paras (translated from Norwegian by Google!)"28. Follow the schedules for each project in the work of the Norwegian nomination applications to UNESCO. .........
29. Promote increased technical cooperation through bilateral funds in heritage programs where the RA's partner program and other cultural programs in RA subjects under the EEA Grants.
30. Continue work on the nomination of Rjukan / Notodden and Odda / Tyssedal so that the application process can be promoted as a serial nomination and divided into two phases:
Phase I: complete and submit / promote application of Rjukan / Notodden to UNESCO in January 2014
Phase II: continue working on enlargement of nomination to include Odda / Tyssedal with submission to UNESCO in January 2016.
31 After further order from DN MD assist in the nomination process Svalbard world as it is planned to start in 2013.
32. After further order from DN MD assist in efforts Lofoten nomination as World if it becomes necessary to resume the nomination process in 2013.
Missions List 2013
Missions - documents to be sent to the Ministry of Environment Schedule
Report: Arctic heritage sites of exceptional international significance on 01/05/2013
Complete the work on the nomination of "Vikingsarv" for UNESCO in collaboration with the other partners."
From this I gather that
a. It is planned to nominate Rjukan/Notodden
in Jan 2014 (so for the 2015 WHC) and then follow on with Odda/Tyssedal
(the second part of this single T List entry) in Jan 2016 (for the 2017 WHC) - a rather strange approach which I might have thought ICOMOS might not be happy with? It would appear however that this is likely to be Norway's next nomination?
b. Work on the Svalbard
nomination only really started this year (2013) despite earlier indications that it would be prepared in time for the 2014 WHC. See discussion and background under "2014 WHC " http://www.worldheritagesite.org/forums/index.php?action=vthread&forum=8&topic=1543&p age=7
Interestingly NO target date is given for this nomination!!
c. The Lofoten
T List site is being actively worked upon but, again with no target identified
d. Norway's part of the "Viking Monuments and Sites"
transnational nomination is nearing completion -but no date given.