Green light for the Nansen Legacy
The Norwegian Research Council has approved the research application of the Nansen Legacy. After six years of planning, the Nansen Legacy is now ready to take Arctic marine research a long way further in understanding how climate and ecosystems interact in the northern Barents Sea.
- We have worked hard for this, and we succeed thanks to a great national team effort from all partner institutions. We will give Norway a good knowledge base and good tools for future management, strengthen cooperation within polar research, and educate a new generation of polar researchers, says project manager and professor at UiT Norway’s Arctic University, Marit Reigstad.
This national research project with a total budget of almost NOK 800 million will map the northern Barents Sea. Norway has a great need for knowledge about these areas as the sea ice melts and areas become available. The first research cruise will begin the 19th of July 2018 with the new research vessel Kronprins Haakon.