Category: Research & Science

awards

Three young researchers awarded

The Research Council of Norway honors Kyrre Eeg Emblem, Øivind Wilhelmsen, and Terje Lohndal The Research Council of Norway Lysaker, Norway The Research Council of Norway’s three Awards for Young Outstanding Researchers have been...

Smøla

Studying the economy of the island life

Profiles of Norwegian science Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway Small-island life: the idyllic dream or the terrifying nightmare? Both icons blanket classic literature, from Robinson Crusoe to The Island of Doctor Moreau, and popular entertainment,...

Vårfluesjøen, Svalbard

Precipitation threatens Svalbard

The archipelago’s wet winters may presage a future of flooding Torgeir O. Røthe & Jostein Bakke Bjerknes Center for Climate Research Trans. M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway In recent winters Svalbard has been wetter...

A reindeer in Tromsø

Combining anthropology and ecology

Profiles of Norwegian science Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway People, communities, and governments continually navigate the political minefield of managing land use and natural resources. As today’s population shifts into cities, the knowledge and traditions...

Frøya research

Creativity or conformity?

Profiles of Norwegian science Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway Does Norway discourage world-class science? Are mediocrity and conformity preferred over sterling scientific achievement? From the numbers of Norwegian research teams seeking research funding, it might...

UAV

AUVs to replace research ships

Norwegian researchers use drones to study the marine environment M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Many of the classic voyages of exploration were made to conduct research. In 1766, The Royal Society of Great Britain...

Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Seed Vault renovations begin

After a water-intrusion scare earlier this year, the international seed repository is beefing up its entryway M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Renovation work has begun on the Svalbard Global Seed Vault access tunnel to...

RV Kronprins Haakon

New research vessel

State-of-the-art ship soon to arrive in Bergen M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The RV Kronprins Haakon, named for Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and built by Fincantieri at the La Spezia shipyard in Italy,...