Research networks

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?

Svalbard: CryoJaNo focusing on the Artic region. Photo: Nils R. Sælthun

CryoJaNo is a Norwegian/Japanese partnership exchange program (2015-2018) for studies (and research) on impacts of climate change in the Arctic region;  observations and modelling of the cryosphere (snow, glaciers, permafrost).

ECATS is a network of research groups funded initially by the European Commission to reduce the environmental impact of aviation.

The GeoSource project is a Norway-Brazil cooperation in higher education in Geosciences with a special focus on the links between extraction of geological resources, consumption patterns and sustainable development.

iEarth is a national consortium aiming to transform geoscience education in Norway. By redefining the national geoscience skills needs and then designing the optimum learning practices to deliver them, iEarth will ensure the next generation of Earth Scientists will help us meet the societal challenges we currently face.

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.

NordicESM – A Nordic Infrastructure on Earth System Modeling is a Nordic research infrastructure network, funded by NordForsk for the period Dec 2014 – Nov 2017.

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 glacier Langfjordjøkelen, Finnmark in North Norway. Photo: Copernicus Sentinel Data 2016

RemoteEx is a Norwegian/Canadian/US partnership exchange programme (2017-2020) for studies (and research) on remote sensing of the cryosphere (snow, glaciers, permafrost, sea ice).

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).