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Norwegian interests in the Arctic and Antarctic, as well as national and international commitments, means that we have a particular responsibility to promote knowledge that is necessary to exercise a sound management and business activity in the polar regions.

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  • New momentum for Norwegian polar research

    Norway will continue to strengthen its role as one of the world's leading nations in polar research, states the new policy document for this key research field. The Research Council of Norway is now assigning higher priority to polar activities and charting out a more targeted course of action.

  • North meets East in Iceland

    The second China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium will be held in Iceland in June.

  • NOK 25.5 million to Norwegian-Russian polar and petroleum research

    Seven new Norwegian-Russian research projects have been awarded funding for activities targeted towards new knowledge about the Arctic. Roughly NOK 26 million has been allocated to the Norwegian partners, which is over NOK 14 million more than was allocated last year to collaborative projects with the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR).

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