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Canada - Coop. betw. the NIVA and Trent University on research on mercury contamination, mobility and transport in boreal ecosystems

Mercury in freshwater fish is an important food safety issue in Norway as well as Canada. Lakes in which fish have too high concentrations of mercury are ?blacklisted?, and people, especially pregnant women and children, are warned not to consume large am ounts of fish. The source of the mercury ...

Awarded: NOK 0.10 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Oslo

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USA - Advances in nutrient source apportionment in river basins using two state-of-the-art statistical models

We will in the pre-project elucidate the two models MESAW and SPARROW. Both models relate in-stream water-quality measurements to spatially referenced characteristics of river basins, including pollution sources and factors influencing terrestrial and str eam/riverine transport. Both models empi...

Awarded: NOK 99,597

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Oslo

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Japanese-Norwegian collaboration on the past environmental conditions of the Arctic Ocean within the framework of the IODP

During august 2004 IODP´s The Arctic Drilling Expedition 2004 (ACEX) drilled four closely spaced sites (M0001-M0004) on the 450 m thick acoustically stratified sediment sequence draping the crest of the Lomonosov Ridge between 87°N and 88°N. The main purp ose of the expedition was to retrieve a c...

Awarded: NOK 0.35 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

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USA - Conditional inactivation of FIBP in mice

The principal goal of this study is to elucidate the function of FIBP and biological significance of the interactions between FIBP and acidic fibroblast growth factor that we demonstrated in vivo and in vitro. We plan to apply tissue-specific gene inactiv ation approach, which may provide valuabl...

Awarded: NOK 0.30 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Oslo

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USA - Implementering av klimagassmålinger i Ny-Ålesund i etablerte internasjonale målenettverk for klimagasser

Prosjektets formål er å utvikle forskningssamarbeid med ledende institusjoner i USA innen området klimagassmålinger. Gjennom et tett forskningssamarbeid med miljøer ved Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Scripps Institution of Oceanography og Georgia Institute of Technology kan NILU oppnå ful...

Awarded: NOK 0.50 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Akershus

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Canada - Environmental impact of commercial cod culture: Effects on wild cod populations?

The finfish aquaculture industry in cold-water regions has recognized the need to move beyond farming of salmonids and diversify into alternate species. Both in Norway and Canada, attention has recently been directed especially towards Atlantic cod. Howev er, the rapid commercialisation of Atlant...

Awarded: NOK 0.35 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

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USA - Ext. collaborat. betw. SINTEF/NTNU and Sandia Nat. Lab in Calif. on combustion tecn. in CO2 capture concepts.

The pre-combustion and oxy-fuel principles for capturing CO2 from natural gas power plants involve combustion of hydrogen-rich fuel and air, or conventional fuel with pure oxygen, respectively. Both of these concepts pose significant new challenges to the combustion process and its technological...

Awarded: NOK 67,000

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

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Kina - A joint research program between Norway and China on rock mechanics problems related to oil/gas storage in unlined rock caverns

China has become the second large oil consumer in the word. It is estimated 40% of oil consumption will be from import by the year of 2015. However, China has now virtually no strategic storage facilities. The government has decided to build a number of h uge underground oil storage projects in c...

Awarded: NOK 0.15 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

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USA - Environmental effects on neurogenesis in the juvenile lobster brain and hence the effect on behavioral patterns.

With the introduction of the new sea-ranching legislation in Norway, interest in rearing lobster juveniles for commercial purposes is high. There is a growing international interest in cultivating invertebrates of high market value in order to avoid deple ting the wild populations. It is critical...

Awarded: NOK 78,000

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Vestland

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Japan - Integrated Hydrogen Energy Systems

This project proposal aims at forming a long term collaboration between AIST, IFE, and industry partners. The formation process will include four meetings - two in Japan and two in Norway. The meetings will comprise project proposal development between re searchers from the two institutions and t...

Awarded: NOK 0.35 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2011

Location: Akershus

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Kina - Studying the environmental impacts of genetically modified (GM) crops based on joint efforts from Norway and China

This project will establish an important collaboration platform between the Plant Protection Centre, Norwegian Crop Research Institute (NCRI), and the National Centre for Transgenic Research and Commercialization (NCTRC), Jilin Academy of Agricultural Sci ence (JAAS) in China. By using the platf...

Awarded: NOK 0.50 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2008

Location: Akershus

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Frankrike - Sustainable tourist development (sport fishing) in Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica

Sport fishing has been a tourist activity in Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica, attracting both national as well as international tourists. Business in sport fishing has grown rapidly and contributes greatly to the economic development of the region. In general the local communities who work in tourist in...

Awarded: NOK 0.10 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Oslo

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Kina - Membrane reactor for bio-hydrogen production (project initiation)

The increasing awareness of adverse effects of climate gasses has resulted in the search for more efficient and new technologies that minimize emissions. Biomass as fuel is regarded as neutral in respect to climate gas emission and can therefore be an alt ernative to non-renewable polluting fossi...

Awarded: NOK 0.50 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2008

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

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USA - Improving Security By Improving Data

During the last 18 months Agder University College (AUC) has established an interdisciplinary collaboration with highly ranked US institutions (CERT/CC at Carnegie Mellon; Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany; Sandia Nati onal Laboratories, Critical Infrastructur...

Awarded: NOK 0.47 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2009

Location: Agder

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Canada - Etablering av samarbeid mellom Norge og Canada om bioteknologiske muligheter innen oppdrett av flekksteinbit

Forskningsmiljøer og næringsaktører i Norge og Canada arbeider aktivt med å utvikle flekksteinbit frem til kommersiell næring. Så langt leder norske miljøer an i å utvikle produksjonsleddet i flekksteinbitoppdrett, mens kanadiske miljøer har et forsprang når det gjelder å utvikle de bioteknologis...

Awarded: NOK 0.10 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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USA - Second homes development in Norway and US/Wisconsin. A comparative study

The project will allow CRR to join the comparative research project that is planned by UW-Madison and make it a true collaborative effort between the institutions. In detail, money is needed to: a) Improvement/adjustment of WU-Madison researchers' alre ady planned preliminary field work in Nor...

Awarded: NOK 0.28 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

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USA - TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTED DELIVERY MODELS FOR BEHAVIORAL FAMILY INTERVENTIONS (NST-BILAT III)

Nontraditional technology supported approaches to health service delivery are receiving increased attention in order to overcome barriers to treatment and prevention. However, innovative telemedicine and ehealth applications often spring from common sense notions of how to increase access to, or...

Awarded: NOK 0.10 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

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Canada - Arctic charr as a model species in predicting consequences of climate change scenarios on freshwater ecosystems in the Arctic

Lakes in the High Arctic are characterized by low water temperature, long-term ice cover, low levels of nutrients and low biodiversity. Thus, minor climatic changes may be of great importance to Arctic freshwater fish by influencing individual growth rate and gonad development - two life history...

Awarded: NOK 0.10 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

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Frankrike - Ifremer / Mohn-Sverdrup workshop on operational oceanography

The meeting will gather 8 researchers from Ifremer and 15 researchers and students from the Mohn-Sverdrup center. The workshop will last two days (19th and 20th of May 2005) with presentations and discussions of future collaboration (see program attached ). Several issues have already been ident...

Awarded: NOK 0.10 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Vestland

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USA - The Importance of Bank Lending Relationships for Small and Medium-Sized Firms: Evidence from Norway

Our proposed research program is interdisciplinary (finance, economics, strategy and management) and studies the importance of bank finance for small and medium-sized Norwegian firms. From U.S. research, we know that small firms are especially dependent o n having a long-term bank connection (rel...

Awarded: NOK 75,000

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Oslo

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Frankrike - Establish a bilateral French-Norwegian cooperation on the development of demersal surveytrawl.

The long term objective is to improve resource assessment tools and quality of data. This will improve scientific advice to management. A plan of action for the cooperation between IMR and IFREMER will be made. The plan will be in accordance with the stra tegic documents existing for internationa...

Awarded: NOK 0.10 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Vestland

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USA - Globally Distributed Software Development Work and Added Risks

The goal of the pre-project is to establish international research collaboration on GSW, with the intention of creating new knowledge through common research projects, in order to improve practice and develop new services in Norwegian industry. The plan i s to be in the position to apply for main...

Awarded: NOK 0.10 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Akershus

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USA - Pre-proposal on genomic sequencing of cod

The Atlantic cod is one of our most important fish resources, and the species also has the potential to become a farmed species of significance in both national and international terms. The evaluation group established for evaluation of the CodGen gave th e following recommendations: "The evalua...

Awarded: NOK 0.10 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2009

Location: Vestland

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Tyskland - Idrettspolitikk

Bakgrunnen er at to forskningsmiljøer - det ene ved Telemarksforsking-Bø og det andre ved Rogalandsforskning - siden 1998 har samarbeidet om to større Forskningsrådsfinansierte prosjekter om idrettspolitikk. Hovedfokus har vært rettet mot forholdet mellom idrettsorganisasjoner og offentlige mynd...

Awarded: NOK 0.10 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Telemark

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Kina - Establish bilateral research cooperation between HVE and Chinese insitutions

As part of HVE internationalization strategy, in 2004 HVE signed an agreement with Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) to cooperate within different areas including both education and R&D activity. Through several years hard effort, HVE has also successf ully established the Institute for Micros...

Awarded: NOK 0.10 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Vestfold

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USA - The functions of root border cells in Picea abies, Pinus and agricultural species: common strategies for different challenges?

As plants are bound to live stationary lives, their roots have to cope with a number of challenges that may differ between species and change through the plants' life cycle. For example, a tree seedling in a plant school must withstand attacks by the soil born Pythium fungus, while a mature tree ...

Awarded: NOK 0.10 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Akershus

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USA - Real-time Earthquake Monitoring at 3km Depth in the San Andreas Fault, California

The main goal of this project initiation proposal is to strengthen the collaboration between NORSAR and the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD) project that has the objective to test fundamental theories of earthquake mechanics. SAFOD is motiva ted by the need to answer fundamental que...

Awarded: NOK 0.40 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Akershus

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Canada - Investigating long-range transport of contaminants to the Arctic using snow and ice

The plan for this proposal can be divided up into two parts (1) analyze some recent snow samples already on hand or to be collected in the spring of 2005 from Arctic Canada and Svalbard in order to get a better sense of the present baseline concentrations for a variety of contaminants of interes...

Awarded: NOK 0.10 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Svalbard

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Tyskland - Strategisk samarbeid mellom TU Berlin og SINTEF Energiforskning AS

Forprosjektet det søkes støtte til vil forsterke et pågående prosjekt (2005 - 07) som allerede er finansiert av Forskningsrådet; "Utvikling av et optimalisert isolasjonssystem for neste generasjons høyspent PEX kabler" med Nexans Norway som prosjektansvar lig. Det søkes støtte til ca 1 måneds ho...

Awarded: NOK 50,000

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

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Kina - Assessment and analysis of rural-urban development imbalances in China

After the adoption of the open door policy from 1978, new forces of regional economic development have been introduced in China, giving way to new development patterns. In the latter half of the 1990s increasing differences between the more urbanized coa stal region in the east and the rural inl...

Awarded: NOK 0.50 mill.

Project Period: 2005-2007

Location: Oslo