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HAVKYST-Havet og kysten

Assessment of mixture toxicity of compounds in discharges to the North Sea and coastal areas of Norway

The North sea and coastal areas of Norway receive input of pollutants from various sources including disharges from land, maritime and offshore oil production activitites, leakage from contaminated sediments and long-range atmospheric transport. These com pounds exist as complex mixtures in the r...

Tildelt: kr 4,1 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2013

Sted: Oslo

HAVKYST-Havet og kysten

The possible role of zooplankton in modulating ecosystem effects of acute oil spills in the Norwegian and Barents Seas.

The proposed project will study long-term effects of acute oil spills in the Norwegian and Barents Seas, focusing on the role of zooplankton. Zooplankton, constituting the food for e.g. herring, capelin and young cod, is central in the ecosystem; yet impo rtant questions remain unsolved. The over...

Tildelt: kr 3,8 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2010

Sted: Oslo

HAVKYST-Havet og kysten

An integrated study of stakeholders and living resources in relation to the potential effectiveness of MPAs as a management tool (MPAtool)

Marine protected areas (MPAs) are a promising tool for preventing overexploitation of marine biological resources. However, there are still few MPAs in temperate waters. Encouraged by the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries, the Institute of Marine Researc h and local commercial fishers, four MPAs...

Tildelt: kr 4,8 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2011

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

POLRES-Polarforskning POLRES

Benthic biodiversity ? function and toxicology of selected key Arctic organisms

The proposed project is a cooperation network between the Norwegian institutes Akvaplan-niva and University Centre on Svalbard and the Russian institutes Knipovich Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography (PINRO) and Murmansk Marine B iological Institute (MMBI). The programm...

Tildelt: kr 0,59 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2009

Sted: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

FRIBIO-Biologi og biomedisin

The early stages of adaptive divergence: the speed of evolution

In this proposed project we will study processes during the early phase of adaptive divergence. Lesjaskogsvatnet was colonized by grayling Thymallus thymallus in 1880 and during 120 years more than 20 demes have been established. Owing to profound tempera ture differences among tributaries, we ex...

Tildelt: kr 3,1 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2009

Sted: Oslo

BIOEVO-Evolusjonsbiologi og økologi

Sexual selection and diversification: a multilevel analysis of mate choice cues in the bluethroat

Determining the causes and consequences of reproductive decisions is central to the understanding of evolutionary processes such as sexual selection and speciation. This research project represents an ambitious plan towards achieving a comprehensive under standing of the factors influencing the r...

Tildelt: kr 0,52 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2007

Sted: Oslo

IPY-Det internasjonale polaråret 2007/2008

Polar bear circumpolar health assessment in relation to toxicants and climate changing.

Anthropogenic pollution and climate change are the two most significant threats for arctic biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Because of food chain biomagnification of lipophilic persistent organic pollutants (POPs), the polar bear is one of the spec ies which have the highest levels of thes...

Tildelt: kr 5,0 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2012

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

HAVKYST-Havet og kysten

The impact of produced water on fish reproduction: a multigeneration approach

Major oil and gas activities are on-going along much of the Norwegian continental shelf, and it is anticipated that exploration and production will expand in the near future to include new oil fields in the high Arctic. Of major concern is the environment al impact of waste discharges from oil pr...

Tildelt: kr 3,8 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2012

Sted: Vestland

HAVKYST-Havet og kysten

Gobies in Evolutionary Ecology: a Nordic Network

The main aim of this proposal is to further develop Nordic collaborative efforts and exchange of ideas in the study of evolutionary ecology of gobies. Several species of Nordic gobies have proven to be very successful as models in studying questions in be havioural and evolutionary ecology. Notab...

Tildelt: kr 0,84 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2010

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

MILJØ2015-Norsk miljøforskning mot 2015

FORURENS: Persistent organic pollutants and natural stress in avian top predators of northern ecosystems; potential vulnerability to environ

Northern ecosystems face two major long-term challenges caused by human activity; climate change and persistent organic pollutants. Climate change will increase pressure on northern populations by altering a wide range of stressors (cause food deprivation , introduce new pathogens, etc.). To asse...

Tildelt: kr 5,6 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2011

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

IPY-Det internasjonale polaråret 2007/2008

Norwegian component of the Ecosystem Studies of Subarctic and Arctic Regions

The main goal of NESSAR is to quantify the impact of climate variability on the structure and function of marine ecosystems in the Nordic and Barents seas. This interdisciplinary program will mount intensive field studies of the physical and biological p rocesses at the Arctic Front in the Baren...

Tildelt: kr 20,0 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2011

Sted: Vestland

IPY-Det internasjonale polaråret 2007/2008

Mapping threats to arctic bird populations. The effect of infectious organisms and pollution on bird health. IPY NO 172 BirdHealth

The arctic environment and its wildlife are currently being threatened; from climate change, from pollution and from infectious organisms (IO). Health in wildlife is regulating population numbers through individual survival and reproduction. Little is kno wn about the combined impact of IO and po...

Tildelt: kr 6,0 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2010

Sted: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

IPY-Det internasjonale polaråret 2007/2008

Contaminants in Polar Regions -Dynamic range of contaminants in polar marine ecosystems

This project is a part of the multinational IPY initiative "Fate, uptake and effects of contaminants in the Arctic and Antarctic ecosystem" (short name COPOL). The overall aim of this initiative is to improve the knowledge of the dynamic range of man-made contaminants in marine ecosystems of Pol...

Tildelt: kr 12,0 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2011

Sted: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

IPY-Det internasjonale polaråret 2007/2008

Arctic Predators as Indicators of Tundra Ecosystem State. A Norwegian IPY proposal under the ArcticWOLVES initiative ID No: 672

Strongly cyclic interaction between plants, herbivores and predators typically drives the food web dynamics over large tracts of the arctic tundra biome. These interaction cycles, however, now appear to be fading out at the southern edge of tundra, possib ly due to climate warming. The Arctic Cli...

Tildelt: kr 9,0 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2011

Sted: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

NORKLIMA-Klimaendringer og konsekvenser for Norge

The Effects on Population Dynamical Key-Processes of a Changing Climate in Arctic Ecosystems

The present project aims at understanding and predicting how variations and changes in climate can affect key-processes that operate both on population dynamical and ecosystem level. More specifically, we will use long-term monitoring data on population d ynamics and population specific demograph...

Tildelt: kr 7,2 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2013

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

HAVKYST-Havet og kysten

Causes and consequences of a large-scale shift from sugar kelp (Saccharina latissima) to ephemeral algae and implications for management

The SACCHARINA project is based on the dramatic decline in the sugar kelp forest along the coast of Southern Norway. The sugar kelp normally dominates the sea-bed at 2 to 15 m depth in sheltered coastal areas of the Norwegian coast. Surveys have found tha t the sugar kelp forests have disappeared...

Tildelt: kr 5,3 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2011

Sted: Oslo

HAVKYST-Havet og kysten

SYMPOSIUM ON ECOSYSTEM DYNAMICS IN THE NORWEGIAN SEA AND BARENTS SEA (ECONORTH)

Sub-Arctic seas support extraordinarily rich marine resources, which provide food and wealth to local communities. These seas include: the Okhotsk Sea, Oyashio shelf region, Bering Sea, Hudson Bay, Newfoundland/Labrador shelves, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Gree nland shelves. The Norwegian Sea and Ba...

Tildelt: kr 0,30 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2007

Sted: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

HAVKYST-Havet og kysten

7 - Comparison of Marine Ecosystems of NORWAY and the US (MENU)

The ecosystem approach to fisheries requires a basic understanding of the important processes controlling marine ecosystem productivity. A necessary first step toward understanding any ecosystem is to determine its community structure and function and the ir variability. As part of the Norway-US ...

Tildelt: kr 0,30 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2008

Sted: Vestland

FRIBIO-Biologi og biomedisin

Metabolic scaling in teleosts

Metabolic scaling is a widely recognised problem in biology. The underlying causes for the disproportionate relationship between the metabolic rate of an organism and its body size have long puzzled scientists, and continue to be controversial. In recent years this fascinating subject has been tr...

Tildelt: kr 3,1 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2010

Sted: Vestland

MILJØ2015-Norsk miljøforskning mot 2015

VANN: Surveys, stable isotopes, satellites and salmon: exploring elements of the marine ecology of Barents Sea Salmo salar

Salmon rivers in northernmost Norway, Finland and the Kola peninsula (Russia), support important fisheries, both in coastal areas and in the rivers themselves, and contribute more than 50% of the world freshwater catch of wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar ). The River Tana, along with other impo...

Tildelt: kr 3,4 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2011

Sted: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

MILJØ2015-Norsk miljøforskning mot 2015

VANN: Quotas as a management approach for sustainable harvesting of Atlantic salmon populations in rivers and bag-net fisheries in Norway.

Management of Atlantic salmon is moving towards using management targets (numbers of females left to spawn) as a tool for obtaining sustainable harvest and viable populations. To obtain the desired number of spawners, fishing pressure has to be determined before the start of the season. To use t...

Tildelt: kr 1,7 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2010

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

HAVKYST-Havet og kysten

Study of the long-term effects on Atlantic Herring (Clupea harengus) exposed to an oil-polluted Calanus finmarchicus diet.

The aim of this project is to investigate the effects of trophic transfer of hydrocarbons, following a worst-case scenario oil spill, on the development and reproduction of Atlantic Herring (Clupea harengus). The study will examine the long-term effects o f feeding oil-polluted Calanus finmarchic...

Tildelt: kr 2,6 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2010

Sted: Vestland

HAVKYST-Havet og kysten

Efficient, low-cost monitoring of calanus

Being the dominant zooplankton group in the North Atlantic, herbivore copepods play an essential role in the food web energy transfer. As an important food item for commercially exploitable fish stocks, it is vital to fill the knowledge gaps on the mechan isms governing the variability in biomass...

Tildelt: kr 5,0 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2010

Sted: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

POLRES-Polarforskning POLRES

Diet and Reproductive Output in Arctic Molluscs: the Importance of Ice Algae and Phytoplankton (DREAM)

Algae that are associated with the arctic sea ice (ice algae) can constitute a significant fraction of total primary production, and play a fundamental role in polar ecosystems. The recently documented reduction of ice coverage may result in a significant shift in the relative contributions of i...

Tildelt: kr 0,87 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2011

Sted: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

HAVKYST-Havet og kysten

Integration of biomonitoring with risk assessment by construction of biomarker bridges for water column organisms exposed to produced water

In the on-going PROOF project "Validation of methods and data for environmental risk assessment offshore" a theoretical framework for integration of biomonitoring into environmental risk assessment procedures was developed. Experimental data were obtained and used to demonstrate that the establi...

Tildelt: kr 9,0 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2012

Sted: Rogaland

HAVKYST-Havet og kysten

Commercial mid-water trawling for cod, haddock and saithe: Shifting effort to reduce impact on bottom fauna of bottom trawling(FHFinn182490)

Concerns have been raised about the impact of bottom trawling on the benthic community. In Norway, considerable damage to deep-water coral reefs by trawlers have led to the closure of areas and initiated mapping of larger bottom areas of the Barents Sea. In this project we will explore the implic...

Tildelt: kr 3,5 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2010

Sted: Vestland

HAVKYST-Havet og kysten

Interactions between eutrophication, oil and contaminants in marine ecosystems

Although there is much knowledge about environmental processes associated with environmental pressures such as eutrophication, oil and contaminants, there is limited understanding of how such pressures interact in their effects in marine ecosystems. This project aims to clarify interactions betwe...

Tildelt: kr 8,6 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2012

Sted: Oslo

IPY-Det internasjonale polaråret 2007/2008

Marine Mammals Exploring the Oceans Pole to Pole

Marine Mammal Exploration of the Oceans Pole to Pole (MEOP) will deploy state-of-the-art animal-borne CTD (Conductivity-Temperature-Depth) tags on strategically chosen, deep-diving marine mammal species to explore their current movement patterns, behaviou r and habitat utilization in Polar Region...

Tildelt: kr 6,0 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2011

Sted: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

HAVKYST-Havet og kysten

7 - The health of the North Sea Environment - an international workshop

An international workshop/conference will be arranged in 2007 to develop plans for a future international research activity to study the health of the North Sea. Work in the project will be through an international steering group with members from academi a, management and industry in Norway, Ger...

Tildelt: kr 0,27 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2008

Sted: Oslo

MILJØ2015-Norsk miljøforskning mot 2015

FORUREN. Mercury and POPs in the vertically migrating Mysis relicta in Lake Mjøsa: quantifying the uptake from sediments and prey

The project will focus on the role of an invertebrate omnivore Mysis relicta in mercury and POPs bioaccumulation in Lake Mjøsa. Mysis is in the lake a key species linking by its vertical migration behavior benthic and pelagic food webs and likely transpor ting environmental pollutants from sedime...

Tildelt: kr 0,30 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2008

Sted: Oslo