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​The hunt for plastic in the Arctic

​The hunt for plastic in the Arctic

Pressemeldinger   •   aug 11, 2020 12:07 CEST

We are very happy to announce that Akvaplan-niva has been awarded a 2 year project by the the Norwegian Retailers Environment Fund. The project called "Detecting, Identifying and Mapping plastic in the Arctic using robotics and digital solutions (DIMARC)" will use autonomous unmanned robotics and machine learning to detect, identify and map plastic litter in the Norwegian Arctic.

Knowledge gaps on trends in Arctic plastic pollution

Knowledge gaps on trends in Arctic plastic pollution

Pressemeldinger   •   nov 20, 2019 11:51 CET

Claudia Halsband (Akvaplan-niva) and Dorte Herzke (Norwegian Institute for Air Research NILU) has recently published an article in the journal Emerging Contaminants. They find that despite an exponential increase in available data on marine plastic debris globally, information on levels and trends of plastic pollution and especially microplastics in the Arctic remains scarce.

Arctic cruise tourists assist plastic scientists

Arctic cruise tourists assist plastic scientists

Pressemeldinger   •   aug 07, 2019 11:37 CEST

Next week Perrine Geraudie from Akvaplan-niva will join a cruise going from Longyearbyen to Franz Josef Land with the Russian cruise operator Poseidon Expeditions. The name of the boat is Sea Spirit and he cruise lasts from 13-26 August. During the cruise Geraudie will assist tourists in collecting data on plastics/marine litter.

​Markerer oppstart av storsatsing på arktisk forskning

​Markerer oppstart av storsatsing på arktisk forskning

Pressemeldinger   •   mar 06, 2018 09:17 CET

Denne uka samles 160 forskere, forskningsledere, representanter fra Norges forskningsråd, næring og forvaltning samt internasjonale samarbeidspartnere i Tromsø. De skal markere oppstarten av det nasjonale forskningsprosjektet Arven etter Nansen. Prosjektet ledes av UiT Norges arktiske universitet ved Marit Reigstad.

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ARCTOS postdocs and students enjoying summer field work in Rijfjorden, 2007.

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Researcher in plankton biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, focus on Arctic zooplankton ecology, ocean acidification and microplastics.

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  • Arctic R&D
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