Lower levels of ice and snow cover may cause changes in cargo traffic, travel and tourism, oil exploration and production, fishing and agriculture. The society does, however, have a potential to influence Arctic warming, either through targeted emission control or geoengineering. But how important are the different feedback mechanisms including the ice-albedo feedback?
ECATS is a network of research groups funded initially by the European Commission to reduce the environmental impact of aviation.
The Mineral Nucleation and Growth Kinetics (MIN-GRO) Research and Training Network combines the expertise of eight universities and one industrial partner, joining together complementary skills and the analytical facilities of Europe’s leading mineral growth specialists to train twelve young scientists for the European job market.
NIR is a network primarily for young researches of meteorite impacts on the Earth and other planetary bodies.
The Perma-Nordnet research network aims to take on an important role in permafrost research, addressing the relation between thermal, bio-geochemical and hydrological processes. The task of the network is to initiate and catalyse such efforts, as well as to build, carry forward and tighten existing co-operations between the network members.
The European Drought Centre – EDC, hosted by UIO, is a virtual knowledge centre with the aim to enhance drought research in Europe and promote collaboration and capacity building between scientists and the user community.
GlacioEx is a Norwegian/Canadian/US partnership exchange program (2012-2016) for studies focusing on glaciers and glaciology at Universities of Oslo, Ottawa, Alberta, Alaska, The University Centre on Svalbard (UNIS) and Simon Fraser University (Vancouver).