Climate and polar research

Given the nature of climate-related challenges and Norway’s strategic role in polar research, there are very high ambitions for international cooperation.

The portfolio board is responsible for climate and polar-related portfolios involving:

  • the climate system
  • impacts
  • adaptation
  • emissions reduction
  • international conditions
  • environmental protection
  • sustainable resource management


Hanne Greiff Johnsen, Equinor, Trondheim, Chair
Eivind Selvig, Civitas, Oslo
Tor Eldevik, University of Bergen, Bergen
Sandrine Benard, Norwegian Environment Agency, Oslo
Tove Gabrielsen, University of Agder/University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), Kristiansand
Alf Håkon Hoel, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø
Grete Hovelsrud, Nordland Research Institute, Bodø
Bo Møllesøe Vinther, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Bjørn Samseth, Center for International Climate Research (CICERO), Oslo
Vigdis Vandvik, University of Bergen, Bergen
Ellen Øseth, Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø
Camilla Brattland, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø