The Nansen Polar Bear Award to NERCI-India for 20 years of international cooperation

The Nansen Polar Bear Award for 2019 was given to Directors, Staff and Students of the Nansen Environmental Research Centre - India (NERCI) for their outstanding achievements during 20 years of international cooperation in marine, environmental and climate sciences.

 

Director Sebastian Mernild handing the Nansen Polar Bear Award for 2019 to Executive director Ajith Joseph and deputy director Nandini Menon from NERCI at ICT Grand Choal in Chennai.Director Sebastian Mernild handing the Nansen Polar Bear Award for 2019 to Executive director Ajith Joseph and deputy director Nandini Menon from NERCI at ICT Grand Choal in Chennai.The award was presented to the director, staff and students of NERCI by Director Sebastian H. Mernild from the Nansen Center in Bergen, during a reception hosted by the Norwegian Ministry of Higher Education and Research at ITC Grand Chola in Chennai. 

I appreciate the strong and long collaboration with NERCI over the last 20 years, which is outstanding in an India-Norwegian context. It indicates the passion for collaboration within earth system sciences, for the benefit of our two societies, said Mernild before he handed the award and diploma to Executive director Ajith Joseph and deputy director Nandini Menon from NERCI.

The event was a part of the academic program on the occasion of the official Norwegian Ministry Higher Education and Research delegation visit to India at the Ocean Space: Indo-Norwegian seminar on cooperation in Ocean, Climate and Polar research, education and technology and the 20th anniversary of Nansen Environmental Research Centre – India (NERCI), organized by the Nansen Center in cooperation with the Research Council of Norway and DIKU. LENKE

The Nansen Polar Bear Award is each year presented by the Board of the Nansen Center to a person or institution “who has made an outstanding contribution to environmental research with focus on the use of remote sensing, either as a researcher or as a research manager” for the benefit of the society.