A huge project in Norway enters its final year in January. The NORKLIMA project, The Research Council of Norway's 10-year Large-scale programme on Climate Change and its Impacts in Norway, is entering its final stages.
Continued activities for climate change research in Norway are under way.
"Now we want to hear the thoughts of the various national and international stakeholders regarding future needs for knowledge about climate issues," says Camilla Schreiner, Director of the Department for Climate and Polar Research at the Research Council.
In cooperation with Norway's universities, the Research Council is hosting dialogue meetings around the country to gather input and viewpoints from research institutions and trade and industry. In addition, a separate dialogue meeting with relevant ministries, agencies and administrative bodies will be held.
The institute wants to do a thorough overview of the situation before it released its final report in 2013.
Although this seems to be political rather then scientific, a host of research programs will go on until the summer of 2012.
"We don't yet know the future model for Norwegian climate research in the post-NORKLIMA era," continues Dr Schreiner. "But the objective is clear: its targets and structure will enable Norwegian researchers to make a significant contribution to dealing with climate change effectively – at both the national and the global level."