Debatt: Verden står foran en formidabel oppgave (only in Norwegian)

Debattinnlegg av Ola M. Johannessen, Nansen Scientific Society, Bergen.

  • Dato:  17. oktober 2021
  • Publisert i: Bergensavisen

Les debattinnlegget her. 



New portal for research-based information about the Arctic and Antarctic

After two years of project work, the University Library at UiT Norway’s Arctic University is proud to launch a search portal where you can find all available research-based information about the polar areas in one place, both scientific articles, reports, and datasets. The search portal is developed in collaboration with researchers from the Norwegian Polar Institute and UiT Norway’s Arctic University.

The Open Polar, The Global Open Access Portal for Research Data and Publications on the Arctic and Antarctic was launched in Tromsø on 1 September, 2021.

Link to news article about OPEN POLAR .

Visit the portal

The portal is found here.



Annual Meeting 2021

The Board welcome all Academy members, both individual and institutional, to this years annual meeting.

  • Date: Wednesday 1 December 2021
  • Time: 15:30 – 16:30 (GMT+2)
  • Location: Possible to attend in-person in Longyearbyen, Svalbard (at the University Centre in Svalbard) or attend online. More information will follow.
  • Registration: Information will be forthcoming.
  • Agenda: Information will be forthcoming.

Matters that members wish to discuss at the Annual Meeting must be submitted by email to within 1 October , 2021.

More information can be found here. 

Call for nominations of new members to the Academy 2021

The Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research (NVP) welcome nominations of new Academy members in 2021.

Individual Norwegian members to NVP are Norwegian citizens who have carried out independent scientific work in polar research or specifically have contributed to the advancement of polar research (§5.2.). Individual foreign members may be admitted by the same criteria (§5.3.)

Candidates must be persons who have carried out independent scientific work in polar research or who specifically have contributed to the advancement of polar research.

Nominations must be supported by at least two Academy members and justified. Nominations must include: The candidate’s CV, her/ his position, scientific/ professional expertise and experience, roles in international cooperation and her/ his relevant production as publications or otherwise.

Nominations should be submitted using the template available on our web page.

Nominations must be sent to the Academy’s secretariat on e-mail

Deadline for nominations: October 15th 2021

For further information about nominations, click on this link. 

Mohn Prize 2022 – Call for nominations

UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Academia Borealis – The Academy of Sciences and Letters of Northern Norway, and Tromsø Research Foundation welcome nominations for The International Mohn Prize for Outstanding Research Related to the Arctic (The Mohn Prize).

The Mohn Prize, which carries a cash award of 2 million NOK (approximately 195 000 €), is awarded biennially.

The prize is awarded to an individual or to a research group who has published excellent research related to the Arctic, who holds a leading position internationally in his/her/their field of research, and who has brought to light groundbreaking new knowledge related to nature and/or culture in the Arctic.

Nominees for the prize will be evaluated by an international scientific committee.

The recipient of the Mohn Prize will be announced in October 2021, and the award ceremony will take place in Tromsø in early 2022.

We hereby invite you to nominate candidates for the Mohn Prize 2022.

Nominations should be submitted using the nomination form available at

The deadline for nominations is the 31st of July 2021.

For further information, click on this link. 

The 2021 International Summer School is cancelled and postponed to 2022

Photo by: Eva Therese Jenssen/UNIS


It is with a heavy heart that the Academy Board has decided to cancel the NVP International Summer School 2021 and postpone to summer 2022.

After cancelling the 2020 International Summer School due to Covid-19, the Academy planned to arrange a physical International Summer School on Svalbard during the autumn/winter of 2021. For a long time we hoped to be able to arrange the 2021 Summer School, but unfortunately, we must cancel due to implications of Covid-19.

All students accepted to the 2020 and 2021 summer schools, will be offered to attend the 2022 Summer School that will be arranged in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. In late 2021 or early 2022 we will contact all students regarding dates for the 2022 Summer School. The 2022 Summer School will most likely be arranged in June 2022.

The Board of directors and the organizing committee have decided to keep the program and structure of the three years’ project «The Global Arctic». This means that the program will be the same, with minor changes, and moves forward in time for 2022‐2024.

Whether the Academy will open for new applications for the 2022 Summer School has not been decided. More information will follow in early 2022.

The Board of Directors and the organizing committee are sincerely sorry that we yet again are in a position where we must postpone the International Summer School due to the Covid-19 situation.


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A new book published by the BBVA Foundation presents the multidisciplinary vision of 30 leading experts on the Arctic meltdown and its global repercussions

Strategy 2021 – 2025

Photo by: Eva Therese Jenssen/UNIS

It is a great pleasure to introduce the Norwegian Academy for Polar Research Strategy 2021 – 2025.

The interest in the Arctic is continuing at full strength and many new nations, scientists and institutions are in line to study, enjoy and explore the multiple Arctic. At the same time anthropogenically driven climate change is relentlessly altering the socio-political, economic, and environmental conditions in the Arctic, and our activities in the region are in turn exacerbating these effects. In our Strategic Vision we talk about the duality of the global Arctic; the impacts on the region have a global origin and the changes in the Arctic affect the globe. We have boosted our knowledge about the Arctic significantly in the past decade, but we still need to push forward with our science to keep abreast with the ongoing processes, feedback mechanisms and change. Our membership reflects the needed scientific diversity, and the new strategy calls for broad involvement of our members in defining research areas that are also relevant for policy makers.

Bodø, April 2021
Grete K. Hovelsrud


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Invitation to join on April 28, 2021 the B2BI North Atlantic—Arctic Science Initiative Seminar Series

About the seminar

Fisheries and other human activities – inclusive processes, expertise and evidence provided in the North East Atlantic, and adjacent seas

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is an intergovernmental marine science organization, meeting societal needs for impartial evidence on the state and sustainable use of our seas and oceans.

​​​Our goal is to advance and share scientific understanding of marine ecosystems and the services they provide and to use this knowledge to generate stat

e-of-the-art advice for meeting conservation, management, and sustainability goals. We are a network of nearly 6000 scientists from over 700 marine institutes in our 20 member countries and beyond. Over 2500 scientists participate in our activities annually.

Through strategic partnerships our work in the Atlantic Ocean also extends into the Arctic, the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, and the North Pacific Ocean.


The Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research is associated with B2BI and wants to support it as and when possible.