NEWS: 160 people at the starting line

160 people met this week at the starting line, marking the startup of this great multidisciplinary project, the Nansen Legacy (2018–2023), aiming to understand and predict the natural and human influences on ice-covered Barents Sea ecosystem beyond the present ice edge.

But how can we talk a mutual language and make the research and legacy sustainable for the future? It takes dialog, engagement, good collaboration and a good team, as represented by the Nansen Legacy.

Get an insight of the meeting.


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Public meeting: What do the northern seas mean to us as a nation, and to you and me?

The Barents Sea is rich in history, resources and opportunities, but also undergoing a major change. We want a dialogue about what these areas in the north mean to us today and in the future. We welcome you to the discussion.

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Kronprins Haakon, following the stern wave of Fram

Being a pioneer and an ambitious researcher not letting any obstacle stand in his way, Nansen’s ambition was to explore the Arctic further north than anyone else. To do that, he would have to deal with a problem that many polar explorers had encountered before him: the freezing ice that could crush a ship.

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Why do we need to understand the physical controls and drivers of the Arctic Oceans?

Trying to understand and model the ecosystem development or future climate without understanding the basic physical controls can be compared to driving a car without knowing how the steering, throttle, and brakes function; even if you had a good overview of the road ahead you wouldn’t know at what speed and in what direction your car would move.

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