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New report: Climate Change in the Norwegian Arctic - Implications for life in the North
NorACIA (Norwegian Arctic Climate Impact Assessment) report "Climate change in the Arctic. Consequences for life in the north", is translated into English.
Climate change may impact Arctic wildlife
Results from the Norwegian IPY project CLEOPATRA show that climate change can affect the growth conditions of ice algae and copepods in the Arctic. The algae produce omega-3 fatty acids, and the copepods are an important delivery system for these fatty acids to the rest of the marine food chain.
Marine-biological experiment at Svalbard
More than 30 scientists from various European countries are currently travelling to Ny-Ålesund. During the next six weeks, they will participate in a large-scale study about the effect of increased CO2-concentrations on the pelagic marine ecosystem.
New book: Ecosystem Barents Sea
The book Ecosystem Barents Sea has now been published in English on Tapir Academic Press, Trondheim, Norway. Many researchers and managers at the Norwegian Polar Institute have contributed to the chapters in this book.