Reconciling scientists and non-scientists by modelling

Numerical models help us to make sense of complicated data or to test our hypotheses. For this reason, they are increasingly used in studies and analyses supporting fisheries and ecosystem management decisions. Sound participatory management requires that different actors – from fishermen to scientists – can understand and trust these models, which implies that assumptions…

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SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES MANAGEMENT

SIDE EVENTS ARCTIC FRONTIERS  Organised by Marit Reigstad and Alf Hakon Hoel, UiT – the Arctic University of Norway. What does it take to manage fisheries sustainably? Drawing on experiences from Arctic shelf seas, this panel will address the critical elements of modern fisheries management. This include scientific work to understand and monitor marine ecosystems…

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FROM NANSEN LEGACY SCIENCE TO USEFUL KNOWLEDGE FOR SOCIETY

SIDE EVENTS ARCTIC FRONTIERS Organized by The Nansen Legacy How can knowledge from a science project reach users and policy makers? And how can we increase the competence among scientists in order to provide the science results in a useful format for users and policy makers? This side event focuses on science results, knowledge needs…

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Nansen Legacy to sample Russian waters

Vladimir Savinov, a researcher at Akvaplan-niva (APN), is among the scientific crew on the R/V Dalnie Zelentsy, a 55 m Russian ship conducting monitoring surveys in the eastern Barents Sea. Through a collaborative agreement between the Murmansk Marine Biological Laboratory (MMBI) and APN, Savinov will sample sediments, zooplankton, fish, and seawater for use by several…

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Six years into the ice — and beyond

The Arctic’s once impenetrable ice cap is melting away, with profound consequences for everything from ocean circulation patterns to fish numbers and diversity. The Nansen Legacy Project, including NTNU biologists, chemists and engineers, is working to better understand what these changes mean for the Barents Sea and the Arctic Basin. The microscopic marine world is…

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A boat loaded with tomorrow’s polar scientists

Norway has always been a polar nation. The search for Arctic marine natural resources gave Norwegians early experience and knowledge of Arctic waters, which were later strengthened and systematically described by great scientists such as Fridtjof Nansen and Harald Ulrik Sverdrup, to name only a few. Today, Norway has several research institutes and many researchers…

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