Marin Monitoring using Satellite Information

The Norwegian Academy for Polar Research co-hosted a seminar with the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA) at the Nansen Environmental and Remote sensing Center (NERSC) in Bergen on September 29th. The topic of the day was “Marin Monitoring using Satellite Information”. The seminar included 8 presentations from research communities and government directorates. The speakers were:

  • Johnny A. Johannessen, NERSC
  • Stein Sandven, NERSC
  • Ola M. Johannessen, NERSC
  • Line Steinbakk, Kongsberg Satellite Services
  • Terje Alling, Norwegian Coastal Administration
  • Øyvind Breivik, Meteorological Institute of Norway
  • Andreas Østreim, Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries
  • Frode Vikebø, Institute of marine Research

The seminar attracted 40 participants and was chaired by Jan S. Johannessen, chairman of the Program Committee of NTVA, and Ola M. Johannessen, president of the Polar Academy. You will find all the presentations at the web site below.

It is an ambition of the Polar Academy to co-host seminars with scientific academies on the Norwegian mainland to bring more attention to the fields of polar research.

The next seminar in Longyearbyen is planned for the month of May. We will come back to you with a date.

Svalbard has now definitely moved into the polar night period. There is no trace of light whatsoever in Longyearbyen and the first polar bear has been observed on the outskirts of town. It will not be the last. We wish you all a peaceful Christmas holiday and a Happy New Year.

Sincerely Gunnar Sand
General Secretary