The Research Council is Norway's official body for the development and implementation of national research strategy. The Council is responsible for enhancing Norway's knowledge base and for promoting basic and applied research and innovation in order to help meet research needs within society. The Research Council also works actively to encourage international research cooperation. Underlying all the Research Council's activities is the viewpoint that research expands the boundaries of what we know, understand and can achieve. Research adds cultural resonance to society and creates a viable framework for welfare, value creation and sustainable development. Through its efforts as an advisory body on research strategy issues, a research funding agency and initiator of meeting places and networks, the Research Council seeks to meet and constantly refine the objectives for Norwegian research policy.
For more information please visit the Research Council of Norway website
SSF is a forum which informs and coordinates all research in Svalbard, and is chaired by the Research Council of Norway. SSF provides overviews of infrastructure, information about logistics, research bases, application processes for permits and permissions etc.Our objective is to contribute to the development of Svalbard as a platform for arctic research in accordance with our strategic policy documents. SSF promotes cooperation between the different institutions in Svalbard, but is not involved in the internal affairs of these institutions.
For more information please visit the Svalbard Science Forum website.
The Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Project's mission is to stimulate, support, and coordinate international research into how the cryosphere interacts with the rest of the climate system. Components of the cryosphere are strongly influenced by changes in the climate and may provide key indicators of both natural and human-induced climate change. The CliC project will focus on identifying patterns and rates of change in cryospheric parameters.
For more information please visit the CliC website.