Category: Research & Science

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,...

Harpa Concert and Conference Center.

Conference debates northern topics

Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway The annual Arctic Circle conference is set in Reykjavík. Every October, over 1,000 researchers, practitioners, and policy makers converge on the Harpa Concert and Conference Center to debate all topics...

The Otter Unmanned Surface Vehicle on the water.

Self-driving ships come in all sizes

Norwegian companies are designing autonomous sea vessels from drones to cargo ships M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Worldwide, the maritime industry is increasingly interested in ships that can sail without a crew. With no...