A deadly polar low – how to forecast it
Seventy years ago, a polar low led to one of the worst shipwrecks in Norwegian history. With today’s technology and methods, such storms have become easier to forecast.
Aluminium buckets and 600 degrees help researchers find microplastics in air
Since the microplastic pieces are so small and light, they can be transported through the atmosphere by water and wind far, far away.
Science and societal impact from the Nansen Legacy project
The primary goal of the Fram Centre is to provide scientific results for management in the Arctic.
The past predicts the future
Scientists have now analysed the full 1936/1938 image archive, using modern photogrammetric techniques, to accurately map Svalbard’s historical glacier cover.
Adaptive monitoring of the arctic fox in the Norwegian low Arctic
The increase of the arctic fox on the Varanger Peninsula has also to led to considerable emigration.
Glider setting sail to study reef effects from Hywind Scotland
By the use of autonomous vehicles and remote sensing technology scienists study whether an offshore wind park as a reef effect on fish.
Plastic contamination in fulmars in the European Arctic over 25 years
The northern fulmar has higher loads of ingested plastic than other seabirds, because it feeds exclusively at the sea surface where light-weight plastics float.
Ingestion of car tyre rubber by lumpfish increases exposure to toxins
Crumb rubber is produced from old vehicle tyres and contains a complex mixture of chemical additives and residual production chemicals.
Training ocean leaders for a blue/green future
The new master’s programme Ocean Leadership is developing new ways to manage the ocean through an integrative approach.
Polar bears and whales in the spotlight of toxicological studies
Marine top predators such as killer whales and polar bears are exposed to high levels and complex cocktails of man-made chemicals.
Researching white spaces on the map
Thirty years ago, glaciers and ice caps were seen as sterile, lifeless areas – white spaces on the map. Recent research shows that they play an important role in the global carbon budget.
Satellites and drones for sea ice and iceberg mapping
Norway has deliberate ambitions of keeping maritime activities safe. This ambition require specialised tools for situational awareness and decision-making support.
The spotted wolffish – intimidating but delicious
Spotted wolffish can be described as an ideal aquaculture candidate. Some challenges remain to be solved before full-scale aquaculture of this species is feasible.
Sustainable blue foods: drivers and barriers in northern Norway
An interdisciplinary group of Fram Centre researchers have looked closer at the drivers motivating the transition and identified a set of barriers to sustainable blue food systems in northern Norway.
Sustainable development of the Arctic Ocean
Expectations of increased human activity in the central Arctic ocean basins create the need for an updated approach to governance based on science.
Measuring Arctic sea ice thickness all year round
Using satellites, we are now able to measure the thickness of Arctic sea ice. This is crucial for both shipping in the Arctic and future weather and climate forecasts.
May prevent a new Titanic disaster
How to provide better forecasts in an area where traffic is increasing and sea ice is melting.
Teaching cold climate engineering in Greenland
In Sisimiut, a campus of the Technical University of Denmark hosts an Arctic master semester in engineering.
Tafoni in Dronning Maud Land – a unique and mysterious geological feature
A spectacular weathering phenomenon can often be seen in the Antarctic mountains of Dronning Maud Land.
Troll observing network – for useful new data about Antarctica
When the new research infrastructure at Troll is complete, important and relevant climate and environmental data will be available to all researchers.
What should we do while waiting for environmental pollutants to be banned?
There are environmental pollutants in our food. There are environmental pollutants in the air we breathe. There are environmental pollutants in our things. But we can’t stop eating and breathing. Read more in this issue's reflections.
If you want to go far, go together
Scientific knowledge needs to be communicated in ways that change not just our behaviour, but our attitudes, writes Janet Holmén.