Ready, steady, go!
Many Nansen Legacy members may have the feeling that they have be on the run for the last seven years already. But the official starting shot was given with the Nansen Legacy's long awaited kick-off. In total, 160 scientists, research leaders, representatives from the Research Council of Norway, stakeholders, managers and international collaborators joined the kick-off meeting 6-8 March in Tromsø.
The first day was celebrated with good music, speeches, and a popularized presentation of the Nansen Legacy planned work. The following days were filled with scientific discussions and hands-on planning activities within all RF- and RA-groups. Representatives from industry and management were invited to evaluate participation in the Nansen Legacy Reference group. The aim of this group is to identify and develop practical synergies between the Nansen Legacy research activities and the needs of stakeholders. Also the Nansen Legacy Board and Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) used the opportunity to meet, and a dialog meeting between the Board, the SAB and the Reference group provided valuable input to the project.
The kick-off meeting fulfilled all expectations with good discussions, great people, laughter, sun and a lot of energy and engagement to shape and realize our Nansen Legacy visions!