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