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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