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Nansen Legacy at the Arctic Frontiers Conference

The Nansen Legacy contributed to one of the science sessions at the annual Arctic Frontiers Conference in Tromsø from January 23-25. Nansen Legacy Co-PI, Sebastian Gerland, and Co-leader of RF3, Bodil Bluhm, chaired the session “The New Arctic in the Global Context”, which explored and discussed how to better understand and forecast polar climate, ecosystem processes, and environmental changes in the Arctic.

The session brought together people from the Nansen Legacy and several other initiatives – such as the APPLICATE, MOSAiC, N-ICE2015, GreenEdge and BAYSYS projects, as well as the Year of Polar Prediction. The Nansen Legacy was presented to the research audience at Arctic Frontiers during a talk by the project PI, Marit Reigstad. In addition, the Nansen Legacy was represented with information stands at both conference hotels.

Nansen Legacy Synthesis Article

The Nansen Legacy synthesis paper “Barents Sea – gateway to a changing Arctic Ocean” under the lead of Co-PI Sebastian Gerland is making progress, and will be submitted to Elementa before the projects’ kick-off meeting in March. The synthesis article is based on the thorough literature review during the projects’ proposal work. The paper will synthesize our current knowledge on the physical and biological environment of the northern Barents Sea and adjacent European Arctic Ocean in a past, present and future perspective. The manuscript was presented during the Arctic Frontiers Conference both as poster and as talk.

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