Joint Norwegian-Russian initiative:
Research to strengthen knowledge-based management of the Barents Sea
A call for proposals has been issued by the Research Council of Norway for research projects to acquire more knowledge on the environment and resources of the Barents Sea.
All proposed projects must incorporate direct scientific collaboration between Norwegian and Russian research groups.
Joint projects and submission of grant proposals
This is the first joint call issued under the new Memorandum of Understanding on Scientific Collaboration (2011) between the Research Council and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR). Norwegian participants are to seek funding for their part of the project from the Research Council, while their Russian will counterparts seek funding from the RFBR for theirs.
A budget framework of NOK 4 million per year for three years is available to Norwegian partners in joint research projects.
The application deadline is 5 September 2012.
Vital Norwegian-Russian cooperation
“This joint call will help to strengthen research cooperation between Norway and Russia in an area of vital importance to environmental well-being and economic development in the region,” says Fridtjof Unander, Executive Director of the Division for Energy, Resources and the Environment at the Research Council.
Norway and Russia both have responsibilities relating to environmental and resource management of the Barents Sea. The countries have a longstanding tradition of cooperation on environmental and fisheries resources, and the joint projects will help to expand cooperation on the development of petroleum resources as well.
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