The Nansen LEGACY comprises a consortium of eight governmental Norwegian institutions and two private research companies with expertise in Arctic marine research. UiT The Arctic University of Norway is the project owner, and holds the chairman. Each institution is represented in the LEGACY board with a member and a deputy member.


Institutions (in alphabetical order) and their board members:

  • Akvaplan-niva (APN)

Salve Dahle, Anita Evenset (board deputy)

  • Institute of Marine Research (IMR)

Geir Huse (chairman deputy), Geir Lasse Taranger (board deputy)

  • Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC)

Sebastian H. Mernlid, Johnny A. Johannessen (board deputy)

  • Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MET)

Øystein Hov, Lars Anders Breivik (board deputy)

  • Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI)

Nalân Koç, Harald Steen (board deputy)

  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Ingrid Schjølberg, Tor Grande (board deputy)

  • The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)

Harald Ellingsen, Børge Damsgård (board deputy)

  • UiT The Arctic University of Norway (UiT)

Kenneth Ruud (chairman), Edel Elvevoll (board deputy)

  • University of Bergen (UiB)

Nils Gunnar Kvamstø, Ørjan Totland (board deputy)

  • University of Oslo (UiO)

Nils Christian Stenseth (chairman deputy), Anders Elverhøi (board deputy)