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The Norwegian government wants Norway to be an Arctic Ocean knowledge leader. NOK 3 million has been given to the project "GoNorth" to research and gain knowledge of the marine areas north of Svalbard.

Several international environments share interest in the Arctic Ocean and collaborate on research, vessels and funding. "GoNorth" plans three research projects, two with Germany and Sweden. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, the Ministry of Education and Research, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are supporting the work of "GoNorth" to organize, finance and launch the research projects.

This will help to make Norway one of the foremost managers of the environment and natural resources in the High North. The project will contribute to the development of a Norwegian knowledge base in this area, with a focus on research. Relevant topics include geology, geophysics, biology, oceanography and technology.

13 universities and research institutes will participate in the project, which is led by SINTEF.

Read more on the project website.

Published 03 March 2020
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Project duration

2020 - 2021