The Nansen Legacy project constitutes an integrated Arctic perspective on climate and ecosystem change – from physical processes to living resources and from understanding the past to predicting the future. Thus, Nansen Legacy will result in an unprecedented scientific basis for long-term, holistic, and sustainable management of marine ecosystems and human presence in the emerging oceans of the high Arctic.


We are a dedicated Norwegian research team. Inspired by Nansen’s pioneering research, we comprise a team of complimentary scientific and logistic capabilities. The eight universities and governmental institutions, and two private research companies hold expertise in Arctic research and research in the Barents Sea region in particular.