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MILJØ2015-Norsk miljøforskning mot 2015

LAND: Long-term ecological effects of sheep grazing in alpine ecosystems and its integration with management

We propose to further develop two unique experimental studies in contrasting alpine ecosystems (running from 2000 in Setesdal Vesthei and 2002 in Hol) to address several important new research questions: The overall aim is to facilitate sustainable manage ment of sheep grazing in alpine habitats ...

Awarded: NOK 7.1 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2012

Location: Oslo

MILJØ2015-Norsk miljøforskning mot 2015

VANN: Upscaling biological data, processes and models in relation to hydrological processes and models to catchment scale

In order to obtain sustainable use, development and management of water resources, it is crucial to understand how ecological and hydrological processes at small spatial scales relate to the whole catchment. The major challenge in this project is to integ rate the knowledge of the physical enviro...

Awarded: NOK 2.5 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2011

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

VERDIKT-Kjernekomp.og verdiskaping IKT

Privacy-preserving seamless digital infrastructures

In this project we will work on security and privacy in the context of seamless digital infrastructures. We will study security protocols for a privacy-preserving mobile phone network and study general infrastructures based on transaction authorisation wi th respect to privacy. In order to do thi...

Awarded: NOK 5.0 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2012

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

MILJØ2015-Norsk miljøforskning mot 2015

FORURENS: Effects of catchment processes and forest management in boreal forests on Hg and MeHg in surface waters

Mercury (Hg) pollution is becoming an environmental problem of great concern in boreal areas across the entire northern hemisphere, especially because of bioaccumulation of methylmercury (MeHg) in fish and consequences of this toxic substance for human he alth. There is an urgent need for better ...

Awarded: NOK 3.6 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2011

Location: Oslo

NORKLIMA-Klimaendringer og konsekvenser for Norge

PERMASOM - Organic matter in permafrost: molecular composition and associated response to increasing temperature

The release of CO2 to the atmosphere from the mineralization of soil organic matter (SOM) in thawing permafrost is one of the largest potential feedback mechanisms on the climate system. This positive feedback, i.e. it will aggravate climate changes, is d ue to the fact that SOM decomposes faster...

Awarded: NOK 3.1 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2012

Location: Akershus

FRIHUMSAM-Fri prosj.st. hum og sam

Influence of the Matrix on Species Richness in Ugandan Forest Fragments

The power-law species area relation (SAR) has been used to predict that as the size of a habitat fragment decreases, the number of species supported by that fragment will fall. Despite the widespread usage of the SAR in conservation biology, the relation ship is confounded by a number of factors...

Awarded: NOK 5.0 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2017

Location: Vestland

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Atmosphere-Space Interaction Monitor (ASIM) and the Modular X-ray and Gamma Sensor (MXGS)

The discovery of Transient Luminous Events (TLEs - Red Sprite, Blue Jet and Elves) in the late 80s have brought a renewed focus on electrical processes in the Earth´s atmosphere. A different type of flashes, the X- and gamma-bursts (TGFs) from the atmosp here above thunderstorms, were discovered...

Awarded: NOK 2.3 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2011

Location: Vestland

FUGE-Funksjonell genomforskn.i Norg

Towards a systems level understanding of responses to endogenous DNA damage in Caenorhabditis elegans

The impact of genomic instability on human health underscores the importance of understanding the mechanisms that coordinate responses to DNA damage in order to preserve genomic stability. There is a disparity between our knowledge of the cellular respons es to endogenous DNA damage and the impac...

Awarded: NOK 6.0 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2012

Location: Oslo

MILJØ2015-Norsk miljøforskning mot 2015

VANN: Towards a better understanding of bloom-forming toxic cyanobacteria

Blooms of toxic cyanobacteria are a main consequence of freshwater eutrophication. Despite considerable research efforts, the bloom forming capacity of cyanobacteria, their high competitive strength, and the regulation of cyanobacterial toxins in nature a re still weakly understood. This causes u...

Awarded: NOK 5.1 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2013

Location: Oslo

FUGE-Funksjonell genomforskn.i Norg

Postgenome glycomics: The structures, interactions, and functions of complex sugars attached to proteins and lipids

Glycome is a term meant to cover the whole set of glycans produced in a single organism (or tissue) in analogy to genome and proteome. This concept follows as a consequence of the development in the post-genome era, since glycans play critical roles in di verse biological phenomena. It seems evid...

Awarded: NOK 8.0 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2011

Location: Oslo

FUGE-Funksjonell genomforskn.i Norg

Salmon louse genome sequencing and functional studies on host parasite interactions

Copepods comprise the largest animal marine biomass but they have been poorly studied by molecular tools and no genome has so far been sequenced. Copepods are common as parasites on fishes and the salmon louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) is the most importa nt species in terms of economical signifi...

Awarded: NOK 6.0 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2011

Location: Vestland

MILJØ2015-Norsk miljøforskning mot 2015

LAND: Towards sustainable management of moose, red deer and their food resources

The density of moose and red deer has increased dramatically in Norway during the last three decades. In general, large herbivores can have profound impact on ecosystem structure and processes (e.g. succession, biodiversity), which is mainly mediated by b rowsing/grazing impacts on plants. In tur...

Awarded: NOK 5.5 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2013

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

FRINAT-Matematikk og naturvitenskap

Matematisk seminar

The faculty at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Bergen have a wide network of international contacts and collaboration. This network includes research groups in pure and applied mathematics as well as statistics. The proposed project fo llows up on earlier projects denoted "Mat...

Awarded: NOK 0.22 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2010

Location: Vestland

HAVKYST-Havet og kysten

Habitat restoration in overgrazed areas on the northern Norwegian coast

The principal objective is to test the hypotheses that former kelp forests that were grazed by sea urchins can be restored by artificially re-introduce three-dimensional habitats. This may promote colonisation of sea urchin predators that may reduce recru itment of sea urchin populations and indu...

Awarded: NOK 5.7 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2014

Location: Oslo

NORKLIMA-Klimaendringer og konsekvenser for Norge

Terrestrial C sequestration potential in Norway under present and future climate

Terrestrial ecosystems in the northern hemisphere have been a significant sink in the global C cycle. However, strength and duration of the terrestrial C sink is uncertain and will impact future trends in atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Likely factors, al so relevant in Norway, to affect the terr...

Awarded: NOK 6.1 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2012

Location: Oslo

FRINAT-Matematikk og naturvitenskap

Making sense of a preposterous universe: Dark energy from extra dimensions

One of the most intruiging problems in modern cosmology is that of dark energy: Why does the expansion of the universe seem to be accelerating, when standard gravity is attractive? The absence of any kind of fundamental physical understanding of such seem ingly unnatural behaviour has led scienti...

Awarded: NOK 2.6 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2011

Location: Oslo

MILJØ2015-Norsk miljøforskning mot 2015

LAND: Fire history in Trillemarka

Fire is the principal disturbance process in boreal forests, and little is known about the historical variability of fire frequency in Norway. An understanding of the historic variability in disturbance regimes is essential for implementing ecosystem mana gement. This Ph.D. project will study fir...

Awarded: NOK 2.2 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2012

Location: Akershus

MILJØ2015-Norsk miljøforskning mot 2015

LAND: Trees as drivers of silvopastoral system function

The silvopastoral system is a livestock production option that involves the interaction of woody components (shrubs and trees), herbaceous forage and the different species of domestic herbivores. This system of meat and milk production has many advantages in the tropics both for food production ...

Awarded: NOK 3.8 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2012

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

MILJØ2015-Norsk miljøforskning mot 2015

LAND: A new model approach to assess genetically modified plants: their ecotoxicity and potential interactions with environmental pollutants

Genetically modified (GM) plants from modern biotechnology have already a history as commercialised feed and food products. The agricultural industry using GM techniques is rapidly increasing and represents large scale options and challenges for both soci eties and ecosystems. Environmental impac...

Awarded: NOK 6.4 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2012

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

YFF-Yngre, fremragende forskere

Modelling Transport in Porous Media over Multiple Scales

Flow in porous media governs important physical processes such as oil and gas recovery, groundwater management and carbon dioxide storage. Most porous media of interest are highly heterogeneous, with small scale flow paths dominating the overall displacem ent. The current project aims at develo...

Awarded: NOK 9.0 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2013

Location: Vestland

GNBIO-Grunnleggende næringsrettet bioteknologi

Development of assays for diagnostics of viral diseases in farmed salmon: New tools for disease control based on host-pathogen interaction

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Awarded: NOK 1.7 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2011

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

IPY-Det internasjonale polaråret 2007/2008

IPY Svalbard Course 2008: A multidisciplinary science - management cross-talk course on IPY projects and sustainable management of Svalbard

The target group of the IPY Svalbard Course 2008 are executive officers and managers in Norwegian governmental administration and the industry, and the aim of the course is to give the participants an introduction to the natural conditions, history, polit ics, environmental monitoring, industrial...

Awarded: NOK 0.70 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2009

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

KLIMAFORSK-Stort program klima

Effects of Changing Climate on the Alpine Tree Line and Mountain Forest Carbon Pools Along 1500 km N-S and Elevation Gradients

Vi har dokumentert gode resultater ved bruk av vegetasjonshøydemålinger fra flybåren laserskanning (FLS) til deteksjon av små trær i overgangssonen mellom skog og alpin sone. Høydemålingene er i praksis en tett tredimensjonal sky av ekko fra laserpulser sendt ut fra en sensor under et fly. Gjenno...

Awarded: NOK 8.8 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2016

Location: Akershus

HAVKYST-Havet og kysten

Low-frequency acoustics - potentials and dangers for marine ecosystem application

Low frequency acoustics from hundreds of Hz to 10 kHz includes the range for Navy sonars and have recently been tested assessing the distribution, density, and behaviour of pelagic fish. These frequencies are within the hearing range of fish and marine ma mmals. Operation at these frequencies may...

Awarded: NOK 3.4 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2010

Location: Vestland

BIA-Brukerstyrt innovasjonsarena

Intelligente verktøy og produkter med mikro-nano sensorer integeret i overflaten

COSMOS er et løpende nordisk prosjekt. Det er nå sendt inn en søknad om MNT ERA-Net Project med navn COSMOS II : "Components and Smart Machines with Micro-Nano Surface Embedded Sensors" som skal bygge videre på dette. Det søkes her om finansiering av den norske delen av COSMOS II. Norske COSMO...

Awarded: NOK 2.9 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2010

Location: Innlandet

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Norwegian Use of the Planck LFI Instrument.

The European Planck space mission will from the summer of 2008 map in detail the Cosmic Microwave Background with sensitivity and resolution unreachable by any other foreseen experiments, making possible addressing many of the most fundamental questions o f cosmology. Based on the commitment to ...

Awarded: NOK 5.0 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2011

Location: Oslo

ROMFORSK-Program for romforskning

Neutral and Ion Dynamics in the Auroral Region

This project proposal concists of 2 subprojects. The aim of subproject A is to understand the physical mechanisms behind naturally enhanced ion acoustic lines (NEIALs) observed with the EISCAT radars, and flickering aurora. Recent advances in optical inst rumentation have revealed that auroral em...

Awarded: NOK 1.5 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2010

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

BIA-Brukerstyrt innovasjonsarena

Design, manufacturing and application of polymer particles with or without metal coating for use as spacers in Liquid Crystal Displays

Norwegian particle technology have been of a very high international standard for decades, not least due to ground-breaking R&D at SINTEF / NTNU. Conpart has through the supply agreement signed with a world leading manufacturer already shown that this tec hnology represents a very interesting alt...

Awarded: NOK 4.3 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2010

Location: Akershus

HAVKYST-Havet og kysten

7 - 2nd Norwegian Environmental Toxicology symposium: Joining forces for an Integrated search for Environmental solutions

Sustainable development within environmental carrying capacity and minimal human health risk consequences is a central issue toxicological and environmental studies and research. Within the concept of environmental carrying capacity and minimal human heal th risk, the evaluation and development r...

Awarded: NOK 99,999

Project Period: 2008-2008

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

HAVKYST-Havet og kysten

Paleoecological reconstructions of marine soft-bottom Ecologic Status and in situ reference conditions

The European Water Framework Directive (WFD) requires that assessments of aquatic ecological status are based on comparison with reference (background) conditions. Soft-bottom invertebrates represent one of the biological quality elements on which the ass essments will be based. To date, no monit...

Awarded: NOK 6.5 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2012

Location: Oslo