The Nansen Legacy is the Norwegian Arctic research community’s joint effort to establish a holistic understanding of a changing marine Arctic climate and ecosystem, including scientists from ten research institutions.
The UNIS Arctic Biology department’s main delivery into the project is to elucidate the diversity and ecosystem functions of unicellular eukaryotes and zooplankton in a seasonal perspective. This is done by a combination of molecular methods and experiments. UNIS is also involved in investigating the effects of environmental contaminants on zooplankton and fish. Two PhDs, Robynne Nowicki (UNIS/NPI) and Snorre Flo (UNIS/UiT), and one postdoc Konrad Karlsson are currently employed within the Nansen Legacy project at AB.
UNIS is also heading the important research activity task RA-B “Data management and synthesis”. In many ways this is, and becomes, the legacy of the project since it is vital for the collaborative project to leave behind an accessible and comprehensive data set. The data will be valuable for future scientists that pursue new knowledge, long after the project has ended. For more information, visit the Nansen Legacy homepage: https://arvenetternansen.com/
Contact persons: Anna Vader and Janne Søreide