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.
The ten projects will contribute to enhanced cooperation between Norwegian and Russian scientists in Svalbard.
The Research Council of Norway has allocated funding to five workshops and three projects through Svalbard Science Forum's funding program Svalbard Strategic Grant (SSG).
A total of NOK 240 million has been awarded to 17 projects to study the responses of ecosystems to changes in climate and the environment as well as the cumulative effects on the ecosystem. Achieving an integrated understanding of ecosystems is essential to solving environmental challenges.
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