The Nansen LEGACY approach unknown territories

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Norwegian media reported recently on confusing opinions about where the Barents Sea is located. The Nansen LEGACY team argue that it is more important to understand what the Barents Sea is, – and what it may become in the future.

A comment authored by Marit Reigstad, Tor Eldevik and Sebastian Gerland was sent to Dagens Næringsliv and published 25.02.2017.

The Norwegian text can be read her: I ukjent farvann Debattinnlegg DN

 

Photo: Arctic marine field work carried out during iAOOS Norway

Large and successful Nansen LEGACY project workshop

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More than 80 project participants met for the first major project workshop in Hamar. The aim was 1) to gather the entire project group to build the Nansen LEGACY team, 2) to finalize the work plans for the different work packages in the project and 3) to make sure that we utilize expertize and resources across the work packages to optimize the use of competence and resources. All these issues are part of our preparation for a revised Nansen LEGACY proposal to be submitted in May.

One of the primary goals of the Nansen LEGACY project was to facilitate a better communication and cooperation among Norwegian polar scientists. We can already note that new ideas and collaboration projects that utilize the planned sampling even better flourish across the tables, and that collaborative meeting places fertilize scientific ideas. The Nansen LEGACY project includes scientists from different disciplines and departments of the eight participating institutions.

Photo: Magne Velle MET.