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.