FRAM – High North Research Center for Climate and Environment
Digital edition 2023
Not a day goes by when she does not feel the gaze of Fridtjof Nansen. Professor Marit Reigstad bears the legacy of a great scientist on her shoulders.
Research notes, Retrospective
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.
Since the microplastic pieces are so small and light, they can be transported through the atmosphere by water and wind far, far away.
The primary goal of the Fram Centre is to provide scientific results for management in the Arctic.
Scientists have now analysed the full 1936/1938 image archive, using modern photogrammetric techniques, to accurately map Svalbard’s historical glacier cover.
The increase of the arctic fox on the Varanger Peninsula has also to led to considerable emigration.
Definding cross-ecosystem linkages as movement of water and material across terrestrial–freshwater–marine ecosystem boundaries.
By the use of autonomous vehicles and remote sensing technology scienists study whether an offshore wind park as a reef effect on fish.
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.
Crumb rubber is produced from old vehicle tyres and contains a complex mixture of chemical additives and residual production chemicals.
The new master’s programme Ocean Leadership is developing new ways to manage the ocean through an integrative approach.
Marine top predators such as killer whales and polar bears are exposed to high levels and complex cocktails of man-made chemicals.
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.
Norway has deliberate ambitions of keeping maritime activities safe. This ambition require specialised tools for situational awareness and decision-making support.
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.
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.
Expectations of increased human activity in the central Arctic ocean basins create the need for an updated approach to governance based on science.
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.
How to provide better forecasts in an area where traffic is increasing and sea ice is melting.
In Sisimiut, a campus of the Technical University of Denmark hosts an Arctic master semester in engineering.
One day, during Roald Amundsen’s voyage through the Northeast Passage, he bought a polar bear cub.
A spectacular weathering phenomenon can often be seen in the Antarctic mountains of Dronning Maud Land.
When the new research infrastructure at Troll is complete, important and relevant climate and environmental data will be available to all researchers.
The Antarctic Ice Sheet is currently losing ice and contributing to sea level rise.
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.
Scientific knowledge needs to be communicated in ways that change not just our behaviour, but our attitudes, writes Janet Holmén.
What sets the northern parts of Norway apart from most other nations north of the Arctic Circle is the fact that people actually live here, writes Helge M. Markusson.