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.
The Nordic Centre for Research on Marine Ecosystems and Resources under Climate Change (NorMER) opened its first annual meeting October 11th on the site where Fridtjof Nansen defended his thesis in April 1888. Rector of the University of Oslo Professor Ole Petter Ottersen used the occasion to encourage researchers to let the spirit of Nansen inspire them.
The Nordic Centre for Research on Marine Ecosystems and Resources under Climate Change, a Nordic Centre of Excellence funded by the Top-level Research Initiative, holds their first annual meeting in Oslo in October 11 and 12.
Inauguration of the Nordic Centre of Excellence NORD-STAR attracts international, regional and local attention
Professor R.K. Pachauri, Chairman of IPCC, delivered a message to NCoE NORD-STAR via video and the ribbon was cut by Ms Elisabeth Nilsson, County Governor of Östergötland.
Nils Christian Stenseth is the project manager for one of the Top-level Research Initiative's Nordic Centres of Excellence: NorMER (Nordic Centre for the Study of Climate Change Effects on Marine Ecosystems and Resource Economics). He blogs about climate and marine environment on forskning.no.
8 PhD- and 4 Postdoc positions are now available at the Top-level Research Initiative's Nordic Centre of Excellence NorMER. Research areas are: Ecology, Evolutionary biology and Economy.
The cryosphere - all frozen water on the face of the Earth - is an uncertain factor in global climate models. More research will improve these models – which is the aim of the three Nordic Centres of Excellence funded within the Top-level Research Initiative’s (TRI) cryosphere programme.
The Top-level Research Initiative is about to become a brand that creates new and great interest for Nordic top-level research. Professor Nils Christian Stenseth needed no more than 24 hours to put together an Advisory Panel of international experts for his new Nordic Centre of Excellence – all of them accepted immediately.
- Research collaboration between the Nordic and Baltic countries have long traditions, stated Susanna Sepponen, Senior adviser at NordForsk, at the conference “Lithuanian-Nordic Cooperation: Life-long Learning Experience" in Vilnius yesterday, February 23rd.
Call for Nordic networks between business and academia within the topic ”Integration of large scale wind power”
The Top-level Research Initiative launches a call for Nordic networks within the sub-programme “Integration of large scale wind power”.
The Nordic countries collaborate to a large extent in the energy sector, particularly in electricity. But where is this co-operation going? Is it simple necessity for the future of the energy market and how far are the countries prepared to go? Analys Norden sheds light on the energy debate in the Nordic countries.
Finland holds the Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2011. Yesterday, the Prime Minister Mari Kiviniemi presened the Presidency Programme in her opening speech at a Nordic Conference on Sustainable Development in the Baltic Sea Region in Turku, Finland, focusing on the management of climate change.
Jerzy Langer, a former vice-minister of science in Poland and a member of the Framework 6 assessment group, points to the Top-level Research Initiative as an approach that has taken the Nordic countries beyond the planning phase and into the realisation phase of solving the Grand Challenges.
Nordic Top-level Research Initiative has ordered an overview of the potential for applying CCS (carbon capture and storage) in the Nordic countries from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The report gives gives an overview of the technologies and applications required for CCS in the Nordic countries.
Call for proposals: Nordic user driven competence centre for realisation of carbon capture and storage
The Nordic Top-level Research Initiative announces a call for proposals to support the establishment of a Nordic User Driven Competence Centre for realisation of Carbon Capture and Storage.