The Nansen Center is now a member of the University of the Arctic

On Wednesday the 1st of June, the members of the Assembly of the University of the Arctic unanimously voted in favour of accepting the Nansen Center into the network.

Photo by Willian Justen de Vasconcellos on UnsplashPhoto by Willian Justen de Vasconcellos on Unsplash

What is the University of the Arctic?

The University of the Arctic (UArctic) is an international network that has been active since 2001. Its aim is to promote cooperation between organizations focusing on education and research in and about the Arctic, such as universities, colleges, research institutes, and others. Combining local knowledge and international academic expertise from 176 members in Arctic states and several states outside the Arctic makes it possible to develop multidisciplinary solutions for challenges in the region. These local and global challenges being addressed by the members in UArctic are immensely relevant to Arctic peoples and societies as they affect their livelihood. The members collaborating within the network contribute to knowledge generation and sharing of new knowledge across the Arctic. The network provides unique educational, research, and innovation opportunities. UArctic also serves as official observer to the Arctic Council, the leading intergovernmental forum promoting cooperation in the Arctic.

 

Tore Furevik initiated the Nansen Center's membership in UArctic. Photo: Henni Wilborn/Nansen CenterTore Furevik initiated the Nansen Center's membership in UArctic. Photo: Henni Wilborn/Nansen Center

Tore Furevik on the Nansen Center in UArctic

“I am happy that the Nansen Center is now a member of the important group of universities and research institutions that constitutes UArctic. With our unique combination of expertise in observations, modelling, and data assimilation we will contribute to find solutions to the multi-faceted challenges that the Arctic and its inhabitants are facing. Our ability to understand and forecast changes in the marine environment and climate makes us a natural partner to many of the UArctic institutions, and we look forward to contributing to the thematic network and early-career mobility programs.”

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