The 18th Northern Research Basin’s (NRB) Workshop and Symposium was arranged in Western Norway 15th to 20th of August 2011.
All together 38 delegates from 7 countries gathered in Bergen to attend to the Workshop that was held at different locations along the Norwegian west coast. It also included field visits to glaciers, landslide areas and hydropower projects.Read the summary report at www.18thnrb.com
Presentations from CEDREN/NTNU/SINTEF included:
A main outcome of the symposium was the establishment of a task force that will work to provide an overview of challenges and opportunities related to the industrial development in the arctic, water resources and social considerations and environmental sustainability of the northern cold regions, for example from hydropower development (in Norway) and Tar-sand developments (in Canada).CEDREN Vice Director Ånund Killingtveit was appointed as the Norwegian representative in this task force. The task force will also put forward possible supersites - sites where a multiplicity of research facilities are available within a limited area. The Nea-Nidelva supersite, which is frequently used and partly financed by CEDREN, is already suggested as a Norwegian candidate, and it was also presented at the conference.Contact person in CEDREN: Ånund Killingtveit, NTNU