Atle Mysterud named a member of NRC Climate Program Planning Committee

The group is to prepare the Norwegian Research Council's new plan for climate research.

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According to Tore Furevik, the new head of the climate program planning committee, professor of oceanography at UiB and director of the Centre for Climate Dynamics,

'Per capita, Norway has had the most research and publications on climate of any country in the world'

CEES professor Atle Mysterud will take part in the planning to continue this storied tradition of climate related research as he joins Prof. Furevik and ten other researchers from a broad range of disciplines in preparing the Norwegian Research Council's new climate program. The program will replace the current program, Climate change and consequences for Norway (NORKLIMA), which has been in place since 2004 and will expire in 2013. Furevik expects the new climate program to have a broader approach to climate research than NORKLIMA. It should include everything from basic knowledge of how the climate system works, to the consequences for nature, industry and society, to adaptation measures such as climate adaptation and emissions reductions. Overall, the program plan shall include strategic and academic goals of the program and priority research areas.

For more information on the process of developing the climate program and the committees other members, visit the research council's webpage

Published Nov. 23, 2012 8:57 AM - Last modified Nov. 23, 2012 9:00 AM