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Unstable Atlantic can accelerate climate change

A warmer planet can destabilise an important oceanographic process in the North Atlantic called deep water formation. If deep water formation is affected, it will have a profound impact on global climate and precipitation.

Frozen in the ice - polar research then and now

Fridtjof Nansen’s bold foray into the Arctic 120 years ago is a classic tale of polar adventure and exploration. But the oceanographic information Nansen brought back continues to influence polar science today.

Creatures from the deep and cold Atlantic sea

Check out what swims around a thousand metres down off Greenland.

A ship loaded with copepods

The sweet smell of plankton envelopes researchers on deck as they haul up buckets of copepods, shrimp, algae and fish. Spring has come to the Labrador Sea. The marine science gold rush is in full swing.

Trapping carbon with iron

Iron fertilising of the oceans can make plankton draw more carbon dioxide down to the seabed for long-term storage.

Discovered three new coral reefs off the coast of mid-Norway

Three unknown coral reefs are found outside Frohavet in mid-Norway. One of the coral reefs are probably 200 meter long.

Tagging wild salmon into the deep north

The use of satellite tagging has allowed researchers to uncover many of the wild salmon's secrets.

CO2 map provides quality control for climate research

A new atlas depicts the actual amounts of CO2 in the surface water of all the oceans. It will be used to control climate models and aims to make IPCC reports more reliable.

Research data becomes Russian state secret

Russian authorities have seized Norwegian research data from the Barents Sea as they insist that it contains top-secret information. After three and a half years, the researchers still haven’t received their data or the equipment.

The secret life of the sea

The ocean is teeming with tiny, exquisite creatures that have concealed themselves in certain ways from scientists. Now, 200 years after the organisms were discovered, Norwegian researchers have started to clear up mysteries from the DNA of radiolarians.