General news

The NordForsk publication «Solving the Climate Crisis – a Nordic Contribution», presenting results from the Top-level Research Initiative, has now been printed and can be ordered from NordForsk’s administration.

If you want to receive copies of the book, please send an email to NordForsk’s Communications Adviser Tor Martin Nilsen ( with information about your postal address (snailmail) and the number of copies that you want.

The digital version of the book can be viewed on this website:

Call for pre-proposals

Nordic Centres of Excellence within the Nordic Bioeconomy Programme

NordForsk launches a new two-phase call for proposals for Nordic Centres of Excellence within the Nordic Bioeconomy Programme. The programme aims to fund three Nordic Centres of Excellence within a budget of NOK 90 million. Application deadline for the first phase is 3 February 2016.

The objective of the Nordic Bioeconomy Programme is to generate new knowledge on how to promote and advance the transition to a bioeconomy-based society in the Nordic countries. The programme now launches a two-phase call for proposals for Nordic Centres of Excellence.

The call is relevant for all sectors (e.g. agriculture, forestry, marine, food and other) in the bioeconomy, but with an emphasis on new and innovative areas of research and innovation in order to understand the bio-economy transition in a holistic perspective. In this call water is a common denominator and can be either the research subject or an integral part of the proposal, but does not have to be the main theme.

Calls for pre-proposals must be submitted electronically through the NordForsk Application Portal by 3 February 2016. International experts will assess the pre-proposals, and the programme committee will assess the relevance to the call and the Nordic added value. Selected pre-proposals will then be invited to the second application phase, with deadline in September 2016.

For more information, please, check the link:

Call for Papers

PLOS ONE call for papers: ‘Responding to Climate Change’

Call announcement

The Collection will incorporate the broad range of areas covered in Hansen et al.’s paper, with a particular focus on work aimed at reducing fossil fuel emissions and returning the Earth and its ecosystems to a state of energy balance.

Areas in the call for papers include:

  • atmospheric chemistry
  • alternative energy research
  • geoengineering
  • science policy
  • behavioural psychology
  • economics of carbon trading
  • ecosystem and habitat conservation

For more information, please, check the link:


Call for Abstracts

ArcticNet: Annual Scientific Meeting 2015, December 7-11, The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, British Columbia

ArcticNet will host its 11th Annual Scientific Meeting from 7 to 11 December at The Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, British Columbia. The ASM2015 will welcome researchers, students, Northerners, policy makers and stakeholders to address the numerous environmental, social, economical and political challenges and opportunities that are emerging from climate change and modernization in the Arctic.

The call for abstracts is now open for oral and poster presentations: Submit your abstract prior to Friday, 2 October 2015.

Register for this year’s ASM before Monday, 2 November 2015 to take advantage of the reduced rate:

For ArcticNet conference news and updates, please follow @ArcticNet also on Twitter.


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