Category: Research & Science

Polar bear or “aqua bear”?

Jon Aars, Karen Lone, Christian Lydersen, Magnus Andersen, & Kit M. Kovacs Norwegian Polar Institute Research notes: Ursus maritimus, the polar bear’s Latin name, clearly identifies it as a marine animal, not a terrestrial...

Jacinta Clay

American on ice

Fulbright scholar Jacinta Clay studies climate science in Bergen Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway For those who think of Norway as a land full of ice and snow, there is some truth to this view....

Global warming endangers Arctic

Exhaustive environmental evaluation made public M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The Norwegian Centre for Climate Services (NCCS) released an exhaustive environmental evaluation report on the Arctic already last year on Feb. 4, 2019, in...

Trekkspill chair yoga for dark winter days

Make a Difference Movement Mondays program for dementia patients in Norway Mona Anita K. Olsen, Ph.D. University of Stavanger The Nordic Health 2030 publication was published this fall (www.nordicinnovation.org/2019/nordic-health-2030), noting many interesting ideas about...

The negative impact of wind power

A conundrum for Norway M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Norway is a long, mountainous country exposed to the winds of the North Atlantic. For wind power, that’s both good and bad news. The good...

Svalbard Conference

Svalbard Science Conference

Profiles of Norwegian Science Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway Three hundred scientists gathered near Oslo in the first week of November to discuss their research on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. The occasion was the...

Norwegian national parliament

Understanding voters

Norwegian National Election Studies Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway The dust has settled from September’s local elections, with the elected governments now onto the tasks of governing. It is just two years until the next...