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,