The Nordic Centre for Research on Marine Ecosystems and Resources under Climate Change (NorMER) opened its first annual meeting October 11th on the site where Fridtjof Nansen defended his thesis in April 1888. Rector of the University of Oslo Professor Ole Petter Ottersen used the occasion to encourage researchers to let the spirit of Nansen inspire them.
Can a wound be properly assessed using a medical app on a mobile phone? And does video streaming work for this purpose? Nursing students are testing precisely this in a Living Lab project funded by NordForsk.
39 new researcher networks are funded within the 2011 call for proposals. The networks have been selected on the basis of an expert evaluation of a total of 118 applications, and they start their work this autumn. In addition, 20 new research training courses will be held in 2011 and 2012.
A large number of key stakeholders from the Nordic countries, with expertise in national, regional or international research policy development gathered in Helsinki when NordForsk, The Academy of Finland, and the Nordic Network for International Research Policy Analysis (NIRPA) organised a joint seminar September 22-23.
Nordic co-operation has been upgraded in the policy programme presented by the new Danish government on 4 October at the opening of Parliament. There will be focus, in particular, on Arctic co-operation and international relations. The Swedish Parliament will also discuss increased international co-operation between the Nordic countries.