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Support for the Nansen-Tutu Center for Environmental Research
by University of Bergen, Norway (Academic institution)
Understanding the role of the oceans in a changing climate is crucial and together with partners in Cape Town and Bergen Research entity has been started to this end. Named after two Nobel Peace Prize laureates, the South African bishop and social rights activist Desmond Tutu and Norwegian explorer and scientist Fridtjof Nansen,, the Nansen Tutu Centre for Marine Environmental Research contributes to filling the knowledge gap through research on the three oceans around Africa and their impact on environmental and climate change. Increasing the marine science capacities and contributing to a fruitful environment for new generations of scientists is in the core of the Nansen-Tutu Centre and a main objective to this commitment.

Advancing knowledge on the marine environment and on climate systems are key areas of research and education at the University of Bergen and through partial funding, including PhD and master students, the University of Bergen will support the Nansen Tutu Centres own goals of science, education and operational oceanography. The deliverables will be student exchange and co-supervision of PhD students as well as joint research Projects.

Also the Institute of Marine Research, Norway and the Nansen Center in Bergen, Norway are involved in this Cooperation,
Progress reports
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Scientific, socioeconomic and interdisciplinary research
  • Research capacity development
  • Training and professional development
  • Scientific cooperation
  • Transfer marine technology
- Through the partial funding the University of Bergen want to support the centers own goals of science, education and operational oceanography
-Educating 15 master students
Dec 2020
-Educating two Phd students
Financing (in USD)
40,000 USD
In-kind contribution
Active participation including board member
Basic information
Time-frame: January 2017 - December 2019
Nansen-Tutu Center for Environmental Research
Ocean Basins
  • North Atlantic
  • South Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Nansen-Tutu Center for Environmental Research
Contact information
Amund Maage, Marine Director, amund.mage@uib.no, +47 95025505
Bergen, Norway
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