Our goals

Pauke C. Schots
Scientific advisor
UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Christine Dybwad
Scientific advisor
UiT The Arctic University of Norway

The Nansen Legacy is the collective answer of the Norwegian research community to the outstanding changes witnessed in the Barents Sea and the Arctic as a whole.

The Nansen Legacy’s overarching goals are:

  1. To improve the scientific basis for sustainable management of natural resources beyond the present ice edge.
  2. To characterize the main human impacts, physical drivers, and intrinsic operation of the changing Barents Sea ecosystems in the past, present, and future.
  3. To explore and exploit the prognostic mechanisms governing weather, climate and ecosystem, including predictive capabilities and constraining uncertainties.
  4. To optimize the use of emerging technologies, logistic capabilities, research recruitment and stakeholder interaction in order to explore and manage the emerging Arctic Ocean.