Conducts research and provide reports, information and expert advice about issues related to global climate change and international climate policy with the aim of acquiring knowledge that can help mitigate the climate problem and enhance international climate cooperation.
The Centre for Sami Health Research (CSHR), Sámi dearvvašvuodadutkama guovvdáš, is an independent centre under the Department of Community Medicine at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. The main aim of the CSHR is to enhance knowledge of the health and life of Sami people in Norway.
The emphasis in the CSHR is on interdisciplinary research, mainly population-based studies using quantitative methods. The Population-based Study on Health and Living Conditions – the SAMINOR Study is the most important research project of the centre.
High North Research Documents is developed and run by the University of Tromso&cedil; Library. The service gives everybody free access to research documents where the content is of relevance to the high north. The database includes documents of relevance to the high north, within any subject area, written by scholars anywhere in the world. The service thus includes documents in many different languages, though primarily in English.
The Norwegian Polar Institute is a directorate under the Ministry of the Climate and Environment. The Institute’s activities are focused on environmental management needs in the polar regions. In addition to collaboration on environmental protection in the Barents region, the Institute dedicates much effort to research on climate, long-range transport of pollutants and their impact on the environment, and biodiversity. Topographic mapping is also an important task. In Antarctica, the Institute is responsible for management of all Norwegian activities.
BIODIVERSITY: Fauna in Svalbard; Species; Vegetation in Svalbard; Arctic ecosystems in fresh water. CLIMATE AND POLLUTION: Climate change in the Arctic; Ocean acidification in the Arctic; The marginal ice zone; Pollutants in the Arctic; Plastic in the Arctic. GEOLOGY: The geology of Svalbard; Unique polar landscape shapes; Bjørnøya; Jan Mayen; Barents Sea.