Three networks funded within “Impacts of Climate Change in Nordic Primary Industries”

Three networks will be funded within the second call of the programme “Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation in Nordic Primary Industries”, focusing on health and genetic resources.
How can the Nordic countries best prepare for the consequences of climate change on natural resources in our region? The Nordic Council of Ministers and NordForsk will fund three networks focusing on health and genetic resources within the main Nordic production systems; fishery/aquaculture, agriculture, forestry and food.

The committee of this climate programme has decided to fund three of nine applications for networks. A total of 6,54 million NOK will be allocated among the three networks. The networks will run for three years.

The programme is part of the Nordic Prime Ministers’ initiative on globalisation, in which the Nordic countries seek new common solutions to global challenges. The final results and conclusions of the programme will be used in the preparation of a climate policy within the area.

The new networks are:

Nordic Forage Crops Genetic Resource Adaptation Network (NOFOCGRAN)
Project leader: Odd Arne Rognli, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Norway

Arctic char; A species under threat and with great potentials in the age of climate change (NORDCHAR)
Project leader: Sigurdur Gudjonsson, Institute of Freshwater Fisheries, Iceland

Nordic Research Network on Animal Genetic Resources in the Adaptation to Climate Change
Project leader: Theo Meuwissen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, Norway

Read more about the programme here

Text: Lisa H. Ekli
Photo: Karin Beate Nøsterud,