You are here: Home News

News

Top-level Research Initiative has trained a new generation of climate researchers

Top-level Research Initiative has trained a new generation of climate researchers
Sep 13, 2016

The Top-level Research Initiative will be remembered for two reasons if not more: it is a Nordic collaboration project that has generated considerable new knowledge about climate change and it has educated a whole new generation of young climate researchers with an interdisciplinary background that enables them to see the big picture.

Read More…

Greenhouse gas turns to stone in Iceland

Greenhouse gas turns to stone in Iceland
Dec 01, 2015

The biggest surprise from the NORDICCS project came from Iceland, where researchers have developed a “quick fix” that converts CO2 into rock.

Read More…

Proposing joint Nordic effort for CO2 storage

Proposing joint Nordic effort for CO2 storage
Dec 01, 2015

The Nordic countries will not be able to achieve their own or UN emissions reduction targets without extensive use of CO2 capture and storage. Therefore, Nordic scientists are suggesting, their countries should work together on capturing, transporting and storing large amounts of greenhouse gases in geological structures beneath the North Sea.

Read More…

New book about the Top-level Reseach Initiative

New book about the Top-level Reseach Initiative
Nov 24, 2015

The Nordic Top-level Research Initiative is the largest Nordic research and innovation venture to date. The new book "Solving the Climate Crisis - a Nordic Contribution" presents results, interviews and an overiew of this Nordic initiative's contributions towards solving the global climate challenges.

Read More…

Arctic researchers met at a glacier

Arctic researchers met at a glacier
Jun 12, 2015

At the beginning of June, Ilulissat, Greenland, played host to the international Climate Days. The final conference of the Nordic Centre of Excellence SVALI was part of the programme.

Read More…

European grant awarded to TRI climate researcher

European grant awarded to TRI climate researcher
Apr 21, 2015

Professor Noel Keenlyside, head of the GREENICE project on climate, green growth and society under the Top-level Research Initiative, has won a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for his work on reducing uncertainties in future climate projections.

Read More…

Human pressure affects the climate impact of wetlands

Mar 30, 2015

Wetlands can both sequester CO2 and release methane (CH4) into the atmosphere. It is difficult to calculate how the balance between the uptake and emissions of these two greenhouse gases is affected by climate change. A large researcher group that includes participation of the Nordic Centre of Excellence DEFROST have concluded that human activities may influence this balance.

Read More…

Nordic Top-level Research Initative presents its findings on climate change, energy and the environment

Mar 04, 2015

The Top-level Research Initiative (TRI) is the largest joint Nordic research venture to date. During the last five years, many of the region’s leading researchers and their industrial partners have come together to find ways to respond to climate change, with emphasis on six selected fields of climate research. Some of the initiative’s impressive outcomes were presented at the TRI Flagship Conference in Stockholm on November 18-19.

Read More…

The Nordic Top-level Research Initiative Flagship Conference in Stockholm, 18-19 November

The Nordic Top-level Research Initiative Flagship Conference in Stockholm, 18-19 November
Nov 14, 2014

The Nordic Top-level Research Initiative's final conference takes place in Stockholm on 18 and 19 November 2014, lunch to lunch.

Read More…

Torben R. Christensen published in Nature

Torben R. Christensen published in Nature
May 19, 2014

Professor Torben R. Christensen of Lund University has had an article published in the most recent issue of Nature. Professor Christensen is a project leader and head of the Nordic Centre of Excellence DEFROST under the Top-level Research Initiative and NordForsk.

Read More…

We don't know what we're doing. And we know it

We don't know what we're doing. And we know it
Jan 17, 2014

After one of the warmest Decembers of the past 100 years, many of the inhabitants of Nordic countries are wondering whether we are feeling the effects of climate change. “The climate system is like an engine,” says Torben R. Christensen, a climate researcher under the Top-level Research Initiative. “We have started up certain integral parts of it but we don’t know how the engine works.”

Read More…

Tomorrows solutions in nanotech and wind power

Dec 19, 2013

The results of several innovative research projects in the field of nanotechnology and wind power were presented at a two-day Top-level Research Initiative (TRI) seminar in Copenhagen.

Read More…

Pushing ice and wind limits

Pushing ice and wind limits
Dec 18, 2013

– The goal has been to learn from each other and to develop new tools that can help us predict icing. Not much has been done in this area before, even internationally. So, we are pushing limits and gaining new knowledge, says Niels-Erik Clausen, senior advisor on wind energy at the Danish Technical University. He coordinates the IceWind project, funded by the Top-level Research Initiative, with participants from Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark.

Read More…

Ritschkoff looking forward to the real-life nano-energy applications

Ritschkoff looking forward to the real-life nano-energy applications
Dec 18, 2013

– This programme – energy efficiency with nano technology – has vitalized Nordic collaboration. New partners have found each other. So it has been a good tool for matchmaking as well as innovation, said chairman of the programme committee, Anne-Christine Ritschkoff, at a two-day seminar in Copenhagen late November. The programme was initiated in 2008 by the Nordic Council of Ministers, as part of the Nordic Top-level Research Initiative, and will continue through 2014.

Read More…

Three new projects within the Top-level Research Initiative

Three new projects within the Top-level Research Initiative
Jun 12, 2013

The TRI Management Board has decided to fund three new projects.

Read More…

Call for support to Networks in the area of ”Energy Efficiency with Nanotechnology - situation beyond 2020

Jun 04, 2013

The Top-level Research Initiative have launched a call for support to Networks in the area of ”Energy Efficiency with Nanotechnology – situation beyond 2020”

Read More…

New call for proposal: Collaboration Projects Green Growth in an Era of Climate Change

Jan 03, 2013

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".

Read More…

New opportunities for project support in the Arctic

New opportunities for project support in the Arctic
Nov 16, 2012

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.

Read More…