Research collaboration has long traditions, both in the Arctic as well as in the Antarctic, bilaterally as well as through multilateral settings. Several MoUs have been signed between key parties over the years and bilateral workshops/seminars held both in Japan and Norway. Research areas of particular interest have been:
- Polar atmospheric research
- Arctic climate changes including ecosystem studies
Polar research infrastructure collaboration of particular importance:
- EISCAT radar, www.eiscat.se
- The Svalbard Science Forum (SSF), http://www.forskningsradet.no/prognett-ssf/Home_page/1253969737234
- Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS), www.sios-svalbard.org
- Sounding rockets, www.rocketrange.no
- Hinode satellite
- Research stations and observatories
- Research vessels
The ROMFORSKNING programme is designed to support Norwegian space-related activities under the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Incoherent Scatter (EISCAT) Scientific Association and the Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT) Scientific Association. The programme is intended to enhance and further develop basic research in the context of Norway’s membership of these organisations. The primary objective of(…)
Japan and Norway are cooperating in several research areas of mutual importance and interest. This May marks the 10th anniversary for the Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement. Deputy Minister, Ms. Ragnhild Setsaas from the Ministry of Education and Research visits Japan on this occation, heading a delegation of representatives from Norwegian research and higher education sector. In addition – over 50 Norwegian university and research institute executives and scientists travel to Japan to participate in the seminars, workshops and meetings that are to take place during the week.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the Research Council of Norway (RCN) have a joint researcher exchange program between Japanese and Norwegian research institutions. The scholarship period is from 12-24 months. Application deadline to RCN: May 29, 2013. For more information, visit Forskningsradet.