Three new projects within the Top-level Research Initiative
The Top-level Research initiative (TRI) received 15 applications as a result of the open call «Green growth in an Era of Climate Change” by its deadline 15 March. The applications were evaluated by a panel of international experts, with competence both regarding the applications’ scientific quality and regarding their user and societal relevance/innovation potential.
Based on the panel’s evaluations, and the TRI Management Board’s strategic considerations, it is now clear that three new projects will be part of the TRI portfolio of activities:
Resource-based Green Growth under Climate Change: Ecological and Socio-Economic Constraints (ResGreen)
With particular focus on marine ecosystems, the project will investigate how renewable resources can be used more efficiently, while ensuring that the ecosystems retain their functionality.
Drinking water treatment adaptation to increasing levels of DOM and changing DOM quality under climate change (DOMQUA)
The project will assess adaptation of drinking water facilities in the Nordic countries to future dissolved organic matter (DOM) as a result of climate change.
Impact of Future Cryospheric Changes on Northern Hemisphere. Climate, Green Growth and Society (GREENICE)
The project’s overall aim is to look into the future interaction between climate change and changes in sea-ice and snow-cover in the Nordic Hemisphere.
The new projects hold high scientific quality, and build upon positions of strength already achieved within the TRI, in particular in the sub-programmes Effect studies and adaptation to climate change and Interaction between climate change and the cryosphere. Furthermore, they are highly relevant to society and potential users, and will give important contributions to strengthening the interaction between society, academia and industry in the years to come.