The global and strategic importance of the Arctic has increased in later years. The framework conditions for development in the Arctic are under constant change. Dramatic climate changes manifest themselves in this vulnerable region and there is growing demand for important resources from this area, such as seafood, minerals, oil, gas and other energy resources.
Due to its location and a longstanding relationship to the Arctic, Norway has a particular responsibility for both contributing to increased knowledge about the Arctic, and knowledge based sustainable management of resources in the area. Norway has a long tradition of exploring the Arctic and has thus developed a special interest and responsibility for polar research within a wide range of areas. International cooperation within Arctic research is essential in order to ensure a global perspective and the best possible management of the Arctic environment and resources.
Strategy for research and higher education in Svalbard
July 18, 2018 10:23 AM
The Ministry of Education and Research launched a new strategy for research and higher education in Svalbard this May.
UArctic Congress 2018 – Call for proposals
Aug. 14, 2017 10:00 AM
Call for session proposals for the UArctic Congress 2018 in Helsinki is now open. The deadline for session proposals is 30 September 2017.
Brit Lisa Skjelkvåle, Head of Department, Department of Geosciences
Chair, UiO Arctic Committee
Trine Merete Kvernmo, Senior Adviser, Office for International Relations and Research Support, Administrative Coordinator, UiO Arctic Committee
Kristine Aa. S. Knudsen, Head of Office,
Administrative Coordinator, UiO Arctic Committee