New members admitted in 2020

Six (6) people were admitted as new members at the Board’s meeting on November 16th 2020, and presented on the Academy’s 2020 annual meeting. The Academy now has 166 individual members in addition to the six institutional members who contribute with relevant knowledge and expertise. The new members in 2020 are: 1. Geir Ottersen 2. […]

Oppfølgingsplan for norsk polarforskning (only in Norwegian)

I 2017 evaluerte Forskningsrådet norsk polarforskning, og nå har en komite bestående av eksperter innen norsk polarforskning fulgt opp. Akademiets president og flere av akademiets medlemmer har vært medlemmer av oppfølgingskomiteen: Jørgen Berge, leder UiTs Polarforskningskomité, UiT, Tromsø Hanne Hvidtfeldt Christiansen, visedekan for utdanning, UNIS, Svalbard Grete Hovelsrud, professor, Nord universitet, Bodø Sveinung Løset, professor, […]

Svalbard og havområdene – nye utenrikspolitiske utfordringer for Norge? (Svalbard and the Surrounding Ocean Spaces – New Foreign Policy Challenges for Norway?)

Internasjonal Politikk, No 4, Vol 78, 2020, pp. 511-522.  Article available only in Norwegian, but with an abstract in English. The full article can be read or downloaded here. Article by: Arild Moe Fridtjof Nansens Institutt, Norge Øystein Jensen Fridtjof Nansens Institutt og Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge, Norge

Update – NVP International Summer School 2021

Due to the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), The Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research decided to postpone the 2020 International Summer School until the summer of 2021. Dates for the 2021 Summer School has not yet been decided. Qualified applicants from 2020 has been kept in the Academy’s records and will be contacted as […]

The Joint North Atlantic-Arctic Ocean Science Programme Initiative (B2B)

The Joint North Atlantic-Arctic Ocean Science Programme Initiative (B2B) is evolving from within the scientific community to innovatively transform international scientific research and related education programs in an era with new expectations for science in the 21st century. B2B is proposed as a “Programme Initiative” with “Priority Projects” in the spirit of IGBP, WCRP, and […]

Nomination of candidates for membership 2020

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.) The recruitment of new individual members to NVP shall seek a balance between disciplines and […]

Call for Papers – Changing Svalbard

Alexandra Meyer and Zdenka Sokolickova will be guest editing a special collection focusing on Svalbard. Deadline for Abstracts indicating interest is 1 July 2020! The Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard draws attention. It is of high geopolitical relevance, is considered a “canary in the coal mine” for climate change, and its communities are undergoing profound structural […]

GoNorth – exploring the Arctic Ocean

13 Norwegian research and education organizations, collectively known as GoNorth, have promoted a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary program to investigate the Arctic Ocean. The Norwegian Government has defined the Arctic as its most important strategic foreign policy area. The government’s Ocean Strategy, Blue Opportunities, addressing knowledge building and sustainable development, adds a new dimension to the policy. […]

NVP International Summer school 2020 – Postponed until 2021

During the last days, there has been rapid development in the situation regarding the Coronavirus. Health and safety is of the highest priority all around the world. Due to the global outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), The Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research has decided to cancel the 2020 International Summer School and postponed to […]

Annual Report 2019

The board has approved the annual report from 2019, presented and discussed during the last board meeting on February 27th, 2020. You can read and download the report on the link below.