Category: Research & Science

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...

Aurora secrets probed

Joint Norwegian, American, and Japanese research looks into the northern lights M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The aurora, the colorful displays of light in the sky seen at high latitudes, have been studied since...