Call for support to Networks in the area of ”Energy Efficiency with Nanotechnology - situation beyond 2020
The Top-level Research Initiative have launched a call for support to Networks in the area of ”Energy Efficiency with Nanotechnology – situation beyond 2020”
The present call invites high quality and innovative research proposals, which combine a Green Growth perspective with the aims of the two TRI sub-programmes "Effect Studies and Adaptation to Climate Change" and "Interaction between Climate Change and the Cryosphere".
The Arctic Co-operation Programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers has opened up for applications for economic support in 2013 to new project proposals as well as for the continuation of existing project.
Nordic cooperation on research and innovation is one of the most important efforts in creating a more climate-oriented and environment-friendly Nordic region. This was the key message from the 2012 annual conference of the Top-Level Research Initiative held in Helsinki.
The Top-level Research Initiative (TRI) on climate, energy and environment is now in its fourth year, and the annual conference for 2012 continues the experience of sharing knowledge and results. This year’s conference starts 29th Oct. 2012 at 2:00 PM and ends with lunch on 30th Oct.
The Top-level Research Initiative (TRI) on climate, energy and environment is now in its fourth year, and the annual conference for 2012 continues the experience of sharing knowledge and results
The Nordic CCS Competence Centre (NORDICCS) has published it's first newsletter where they give a brief introduction to the Competence Centre and the work that is being done in the different work packages.
”What are the criteria for successsful open innovation?” The question was eagerly discussed by key note speakers as well as a large number of ESOF delegates, when NordForsk brought together academics and business people at a seminar in the science-2-business programme.
“Communicating the challenges of climate change should be seen as an interaction process, not as one-way transmission of information.”
«Adaptation futures – 2012 International Conference on climate adaptation» University of Arizona 29.mai – 31.May 2012 / next year's conference 18-20 March 2013 i Hamburg, Tyskland. «Adaptation Research meets Adaptation Decision-Making» 29-31 August i Helsinki, Finland.
– In the past we thought that the Earth was invincible and that we could do what we liked with it. Now I am seeing a greater awareness of the fact that the world is fragile and that we are in danger of causing irreparable damage, sais Gudmund Hernes, author of the essay ”Hot Topic – Cold Climate, Climate Change and Attitude Change” for the Top-level Research initiative.
The storm Dagmar demonstrated once again how vulnerable we are facing the forces of nature. The amount of compensation paid out by insurance companies for flooding and other damage is rapidly escalating. How can we as homeowners learn more about how to avoid such damage resulting from climate change? A website using new visualisation technology may be the answer.
The Top-level Research Initiative's Annual Conference in Oslo showed that the initiative promotes green growth in a number of areas, in keeping with the priorities set forth by political leaders in the Nordic region.
The Top-level Research Initiative received many words of praise at its annual conference in Oslo on 28-29 November. According to the Norwegian Government, the initiative puts Nordic ideals into practice, and Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers Halldór Ásgrimssón is impressed by the results achieved in such a short time.
The Top-level Research Initiative’s platforms for Nordic research cooperation have already created good conditions for green growth. These are the reviews of the Top-level Research Initiative halfway through the programme period.
What results has the Nordic Top-level Research Initiative (TRI) achieved? This and more will be discussed at the second annual conference of the Top-level Research Initiative, to be held at Holmenkollen Park Hotel Rica in Oslo on 28-29 November. The conference will be opened by Norway's Minister of Research and Higher Education, Tora Aasland.
Once again there is the chance to nominate candidates for the Nordic Council Environment Prize. The theme for 2012 is biodiversity and anyone can nominate suitable individuals or organisations for the prize. The deadline for the nomination of candidates is 12 December 2011.
NORDICCS, a Nordic user driven competence centre for realization of carbon capture and storage, has been launched at SINTEF Energy in Trondheim, Norway. In total, 35 million NOK will be invested by the Nordic countries over a four year period.