The funding for the Nansen Legacy project is secured. This is a great day for Arctic Research and for the collaborative efforts that has driven the Nansen Legacy project initiative. The government decided to provide 30 mill NOK annually in the coming six years to realize the planned interdisciplinary research in the ice covered Barents Sea region. This will result in severely needed knowledge about this important gateway to the Arctic and facilitate a sustainable future management . The research council will make their final decision on a matching funding in December. With the additional 360 mill from the ten participating institutions, the Nansen Legacy it is the start of a new epoch of cooperation, integration and scientific-management perspectives.
More information (in norwegian) on the web pages of UiT and UiB