We consist of employees from 20 institutions involved in interdisciplinary research and outreach in the fields of natural science, technology, and social sciences.

We contribute to Norway’s sound management of the environment and natural resources in the north – and we aim at excellence in said management. With scientific research as our foundation, we communicate knowledge to management authorities, the business communities, and the general public.

Based in Tromsø, Norway.

  • Akvaplan-niva
  • CICERO Centre for International Climate Research
  • Institute of Marine Research
  • National Coastal Administration
  • National Veterinary Institute
  • NGU – The Geological Survey of Norway
  • NILU – Norwegian Institute for Air Research
  • NINA – Norwegian Institute for Nature Research
  • NIKU – Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research
  • Nofima – The Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research
  • NORCE
  • Norwegian Meteorological Institute
  • Norwegian Polar Institute
  • Norwegian Institute for Bieconomy Research
  • Norwegian Institute for Water Research
  • Norwegian Mapping Authority
  • Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority
  • SINTEF Group
  • UNIS – The University Centre in Svalbard
  • UiT – The Arctic University of Norway
  • Associated member: Polaria

CLEAN

Cumulative impact of multiple stressors in High North ecosystems

Lead Institution:
UiT, The Arctic University of Norway
Project manager:
Raul Primicerio
Project manager email:
raul.primicerio@uit.no

Participation: Akvaplan-niva, Institute of Marine Research, Norwegian Meteorological Institute, NILU – Norwegian Institute of Air Reserach, NIVA – Norwegian Institute of Water Reserach,  Norwegian Polar Institute, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, UNIS – The University Center in Svalbard. NINA – Norwegian Institute of Nature Research, NIBIO – Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, NIKU – Norsk institutt for kulturminneforskning, NOFIMA – The Norwegian Institute for food, fishery and aquaculture research, SINTEF Ocean.

Funding: FRAM – High North Research Centre for Climate and the Environment.
Duration: 2022 – 2026

 (C2C)

From catchment to coast: Integrating cross-ecosystem approaches into climate change research and ecosystem-based management for northern ecosystems

Project managers:
André Frainer (NINA) and Amanda Poste (NIVA)

Project managers email:
andre.frainer@nina.no; amanda.poste@niva.no

Project leader group :
Vera Hausner (UiT), Rolf Ims (UiT), Maria Jensen (UNIS), Paul Renaud (Akvaplan-niva), Angelika Renner (IMR), Virve Ravolainen (NPI), Sanne Bech Holmgaard (NIKU), Ole Einar Tveito (MET)

Participation:
Akvaplan-niva, Institute of Marine Research, Norwegian Meteorological Institute, NILU - Norwegian Institute of Air Research, NIVA – Norwegian Institute of Water Research, NORCE – Norwegian Research Centre, Norwegian Polar Institute, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, UNIS – The University Center in Svalbard. NINA – Norwegian Institute of Nature Research, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, NIKU – Norsk institutt for kulturminneforskning.

Funding: FRAM – High North Research Centre for Climate and the Environment
Duration: 2022 – 2026

CoastShift

Area use, sustainability and increased food production

Contact information:
Lead institution: IMR – Institute of Marine Research
Project manager:
Lis Lindal Jørgensen and Katherine Mary Dunlop
Project manager email:
Lislin@hi.no and katherine.mary.dunlop@hi.no
Participation
IMR – Institute of Marine Research, NILU – Norwegian Institute of Air Research, NIVA – Norwegian Institute of Water Research, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, UNIS – The University Center in Svalbard. NINA – Norwegian Institute of Nature Research, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, NOFIMA – The Norwegian food research institute, SINTEF, Akvaplan-niva.

Funding: FRAM – High North Research Centre for Climate and the Environment
Duration: 2022 – 2026

SUDARCO:

Science for Sustainable Governance of the Arctic Ocean

Lead Institution: Norwegian Polar Institute
Project manager: Paul A. Dodd
Project manager email
Paul.Dodd@npolar.no
Partcipation:
Akvaplan-niva, Institute of Marine Reserach, Norwegian Meteorological Institute, NILU – Norwegian Institute of Air Reserach, NIVA – Norwegian Institute of Water Reserach, NORCE – Norwegian Research Centre, Norwegian Polar Institute, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, UNIS – The University Center in Svalbard.
Funding: FRAM – High North Research Centre for Climate and the Environment
Duration: 2022 – 2026

Tana River:

Linking scientific and Sámi traditional ecological knowledge to ensure the sustainability of the Tana salmon and Sámi culture

Lead Institution:
Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)
Project manager:
Martin-A. Svenning
Martin.svenning@nina.no
Participation:
Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, NIKU – Norsk institutt for kulturminneforskning,  UiT – The Arctic University of Norway.
Funding: FRAM – High North Research Centre for Climate and the Environment.
Duration: 2022 – 2024

The steering committee provides strategic oversight and guidance to the research collaboration. The committee consists of the following members:

Leader: Dr. Bo Andersen, appointed by Ministry of Climate and Environment
Deputy: Dr. Maria Fossheim, Institute of Marine Research
Members:

Dr. Nalân Koç, Norwegian Polar Institute

Camilla Brekke, The Arctic University of Norway

Geir Lasse Taranger, Institute of Marine Research

Per Fauchald, Norwegian Institute of Nature Research

Anita Evenset, Akvaplan-niva/NIVA.

Jo Aarseth, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research.

Steinar Vaadal, Norwegian Mapping Authority.

Eldbjørg Heimstad, Norwegian Institute of Air Research

The research heads’ group is the Fram Centre’s chief co-operative body for heads of research. The group consists of one appointed representative from each of the 21 member institutions that wish to participate, and the heads of the Flagship research programs.

Leader: Eldbjørg Heimstad, Norwegian Institute for Air Research.

Deputy: Alma Thuestad, Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage.

Appointed by the steering committee.

Leader: Helge M. Markusson, The Fram Centre secretariat/Framsenteret Drift AS.

Members: Anja Salo, Norwegian Polar Institute.

Bjørg Bruseth, Norwegian Institute of Nature Research.

Hanne Karde, The Arctic University of Norway.

Trude Borch, Akvaplan-niva.

Vibeke Lund Pettersen, Institute of Marine Research.

The company Framsenteret Drift AS is owned by a group of the Fram Centre’s member institutions. Framsenteret  Drift AS hosts the secretariat designated for the Fram Centre collaboration.

The secretariat coordinates research and outreach in the Fram Centre in co-operation with the Steering committee, the research heads’ group, the dissemination group, and the Flagship research programs.

Framsenteret Drift AS is responsible for operating the collective services in the Fram Centre building.