More funding for the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research

The Nansen Center is one of the four partners in the collaboration “Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research”. In October, the Ministry of Education and Research allocated funding for the Bjerknes Centre for another five years, until 2026!

 

Henrik Asheim, the Minister of Research and Higher Education, announced the news on the 22nd of October: Five more years of funding, 30 million kroner per year, will come from the Ministry of Education until 2026! The Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research celebrates its’ 20th anniversary this year, and the extended funding from the Ministry of Education and Research will ensure even more advances in climate research in the future.

 

The four partners in the Bjerkes Centre collaboration are the University of Bergen, NORCE, the Institute of Marine Research, and us, the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center. All researchers active in the Bjerknes Centre are employed at one of the partner institutions, and the Centre brings these great minds together to tackle various important problems in climate research. The result is an international and competitive research environment at the forefront of climate science. 24 of our NERSC-researchers are linked to the Bjerknes Centre, they belong to six of our seven research groups.

 

Prime minister Erna Solberg opened the Bjerknes Centre west wing building on the 24th of May 2017, surrounded by researchers from 32 nations. The Bjerknes Centre is a highly international and competitive research collaboration.: Photo: Paul S. Amundsen/BjerknessenteretPrime minister Erna Solberg opened the Bjerknes Centre west wing building on the 24th of May 2017, surrounded by researchers from 32 nations. The Bjerknes Centre is a highly international and competitive research collaboration.: Photo: Paul S. Amundsen/Bjerknessenteret

The researchers affiliated with the Bjerknes Centre are contributing to a number of national and international projects. The new funding will enable the Centre to continue to perform cutting-edge research and attract even more international researchers to expand on the range of excellence already active in the Centre. Research results from the Bjerknes Centre are delivered to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) already, as well as to national and international players dependent on high quality climate data and analyses.

 

Five research fields will mainly be prioritized in the work during the coming five years at the Bjerknes Centre, and NERSC researchers contribute significantly to some of these. You can read more about the future plans of the Bjerknes Centre on their website in the news story regarding the financing from the Ministry of Education and Research: Kunnskapsdepartementet forlenger finansiering for Bjerknessenteret i fem nye år

Khrono also reported on the new funding: Bjerknessenteret får fem nye år med finansiering