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The Polar Research Programme is the Research Council’s most important funding instrument for achieving wide-ranging, high-quality Norwegian polar research.

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  • Development of research strategies for Svalbard in progress

    The Research Council of Norway has been commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Research to provide input on an overall strategy for research and higher education on Svalbard and develop a separate strategy for Ny-Ålesund. The process will be inclusive and broad-based.

  • Five Antarctic projects funded

    The Board of the Polar Research Programme has awarded grants to five research projects that will produce knowledge about the Antarctic. Research projects related to the climate system, management of krill, space weather and political philosophy will now be funded.

  • 28 Proposals to Antarctica Call

    28 proposals have been submitted to the Polar Research programme's (POLARPROG) Antarctic call.

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