Dramatisk skifte fra arktisk til atlantisk klima i det nordlige Barentshavet

Et raskt klimaskifte flytter iskanten ut av Barentshavet. Arter knyttet til is, som isbjørn og noen selarter, mister viktige leveområder, og sjøisen hindrer ikke petroleumsvirksomhet. Av Sigrid Lind, Randi B. Ingvaldsen og Tore Furevik Teksten har tidligere stått på trykk i Dagbladet og på Havforskningsinstituttets nettsider. Barentshavet varmes opp mye raskere enn hittil antatt, viser…

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Å finne brytende bølger i dypet

Utstyrt med måleinstrument og en spesialutstyrt glider, drar Ilker Fer avgårde på det første toktet i Arven etter Nansen. Av: Gudrun Sylte, Bjerknessenteret – Dette toktet blir mest til prosesstudier, sier Ilker Fer, professor i oseanografi ved Geofysisk institutt og Bjerknessenteret. Et par dager før avreise fra Bergen til Longyearbyen ser isforholdene ut til å…

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Nansen Legacy at the 18th Russian-Norwegian Symposium in Murmansk

Nansen Legacy scientists were strongly represented at the 18th Russian-Norwegian Symposium in Murmansk 5-7 June 2018. The topic of the symposium was highly relevant for the Nansen Legacy project, by addressing the influence of ecosystem changes on harvestable resources in high latitudes.

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Legacy scientists share their impressions of the changing Arctic in a new British documentary

In a new British documentary, Nansen Legacy scientists Katrine Husum and Geir Wing Gabrielsen from the Norwegian Polar Institute are sharing their impressions of the vast changes in the Arctic ecosystem with Lewis Pugh, who swam one kilometer in sub-zero Arctic waters to draw the World’s attention to the fast loss of Arctic sea ice and ice-connected life.

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TV Documentary: True North

What is a oceanographic mooring? How do these supplement to the time series in the Arctic? How can these help us understand the changes happening when North Atlantic water that flows into the Arctic is warming, melting the sea ice and changing the delicate arctic ecosystems, currents and water masses?

Follow Nansen Legacy researcher, Arild Sundfjord and other members recover A-TWAIN moorings, adding to future time series and knowledge.

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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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