Ten Norwegian-Russian Svalbard projects received funding


The research Council of Norway received a total of 18 grant applications for the November 2014 deadline for the call to strengthen research cooperation between Norwegian and Russian researchers in Svalbard. The total amount applied for was NOK 17.4 million. NOK 9 million was available in this call.

This was the fourth opportunity for Norwegian researchers to ably for funding to enhance the cooperation with Russian researchers in Svalbard. The first call was in 2006. The call is targeted towards strengthening research cooperation and coordination between Norwegian and Russian researchers in Svalbard. This includes support for networking through joint activities in all relevant thematic areas.

On February 4, the programme board of the Polar Research programme decided to fund the following projects:


Nummer Prosjekttittel Institusjon
246744 Integration of the New Lab Facility for Chemical Analyses in Barentsburg into International Cooperation in the Arctic NILU
246725 Multi-Instrument Studies of High Latitude Atmospheric Turbulence and Wave Processes UNIS
246749 A renewed tectonostratigraphic framework of the Southwestern Basement Province of Svalbard NPI
246726 BRANTA-DULCIS: The effect of nutrient input from migrating birds on the succession of freshwater communities of different ages in Svalbard NINA
246738 Workshop on Norwegian and Russian monitoring and process studies of Svalbard coastal sea ice and snow physics NPI
246752 Pollutants and carbonate system parameters in polar environment media: snow-ice-seawater-sediments-coastal discharges NIVA
246757 Monitoring of arctic infrastructure (MonArc) SINTEF BYGGFORSK AVD TRONDHEIM
246728 Mapping bryophytes on Svalbard as the basis for monitoring and conservation NTNU
246719 NORUSVA: Norwegian - Russian collaboration in Svalbard on freshwater ecology research - strengthening and planning workshop NINA
246747 Isfjorden Marine Observatory Svalbard UNIS


Useful information:

The call text

The programme board



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