News archive: 2007
Norwegian activity in Antarctica at new highs
Whaling at the end of the last century excepted, Norwegian activity in Antarctica has never been as high as today. Currently the Norwegian Polar Institute has people in five different parts of the continent. “The current high Norwegian presence in Antarctica is due to heavy scientific activity”, says Bjørn Fossli Johansen, head of Environmental Management and Mapping Department at the Norwegian Polar Institute.
International Polar Day - focusing on Sea Ice
Melting of sea ice is a hot topic generating bold titles in media all around the world. The International Polar Year highlights Sea Ice as the topic for The International Polar Day on September 21st. The Norwegian Polar Institute contributes with several experts on sea ice and the research vessel Lance, currently on mission in the Fram Strait.
World Environment Day 2007 a success
The celebration of World Environment Day in Tromsø has been a success, with many visitors from 35 nations.
Thesis defence for researcher at the Norwegian Polar Institute
Janne E. Søreide successfully defended her Dr. scientarium at the Norwegian College of Fishery Science, University of Tromsø, on 30 March, 2007. Janne has been supervised at the Norwegian Polar Institute during both her Masters and her Doctoral studies, and has been a member og the ARCTOS Ph.D. school.
Wiley-Blackwell Publishes Polar Research for the Norwegian Polar Institute
Oxford, UK, March 29, 2007 - Global publisher, Wiley-Blackwell, which is part of John Wiley & Sons Inc., today announced publication of Polar Research, Issue 1, Volume 26, on behalf of the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI).
The International Polar Year 2007-2008
It all started on 1 March 2007, when 60 nations and at least 50 000 researchers and technicians put in an extra effort for polar research. The Norwegian Polar Institute plays a central role in the Norwegian Polar Year effort and collaborates on a broad international level.
The Norwegian Polar Institute and the International Polar Year
The International Polar Year lasts from 1 March 2007 until 1 March 2009, ensuring the inclusion of two full seasons in both hemispheres. The Norwegian Polar Institute is actively contributing with research and information to many of the IPY projects.