NorMER NCoE Climate Change (completed)

Nordic Centre for Research on Marine Ecosystems and Resources under Climate Change

For detailed information abour NorMER see their website.

About the project

A major challenge to managers and scientists today is to identify ways that oceans can provide food and other services in a sustainable way under changing climatic and socioeconomic conditions. Cross-disciplinary approaches are needed to address the physical, biological and socioeconomic factors needed to meet this challenge. As a changing climate and high harvesting put increased pressure on marine resources, scientists of the future need the cross-disciplinary skills to combine physical, biological, and social/economic science to give appropriate management advice.

On behalf of the Top-level Research Initiative (TRI), Nordforsk will support a new Nordic Centre of Excellence: NorMER - Nordic Centre for Research on Marine Ecosystems and Resources under Climate Change to be administered by the CEES in the Department of Biology at the University of Oslo. This is a cross-Nordic collaborative project starting in 2011 and funded over five years with a total budget of 65.5m NOK, with 30.5m NOK groups, which include research teams led by Nils Chr. Stenseth at the University of Oslo, Carl Folke of the Stockholm Resilience Centre in Sweden, Erik Bonsdorff at Åbo Adakemi Meier at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute in Sweden, Guarún Marteinsdóttir at Marine Academic Research in Iceland, Eyafinn Magnussen at the University of Faroe Islands, Helle Siegstad at the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Øyvind Fiksen at the University of Bergen in Norway, and Thomas Kiørboe at the Technical University of Denmark.

This collaborative project combines the expertise of internationally recognized research teams from all of the Nordic countries to implement a broad international and multidisciplinary research strategy to explore the biological, economic, and societal consequences of global climate change on fisheries resources in the Nordic region, with a primary focus on the Atlantic cod. NorMER will achieve this through a unique program of primary research, for which 45 researches from 10 Nordic institutions will collaborate in training 16 new PhD students and 4 Postdocs through joint projects that integrate biology, economics, industry, and policy.


This project is funded by Nordforsk.


See NorMER webpage for a complete list.


Start: 1.1.2011. End: 31.12.2015.


Tags: Nordic
Published Apr. 25, 2012 3:25 PM - Last modified July 10, 2018 10:24 AM