For nearly twenty years researchers from IIASA and Norway have collaborated on a wide range of research
activities. Since 2008, this cooperation has involved 18 Norwegian organizations resulting in over 150 joint scientific publications and a range of advice to policymakers working in areas from air pollution control to sustainable energy systems. Joint studies focus on the complex global systems that affect Norway, its economy, and its people. Research topics include identifying measures that simultaneously tackle air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, analyzing the impact of demographic change in Norway and investigating approaches to reducing deforestation.
Underpinning the joint work is systems analysis—one of the few research tools with the breadth and depth to explore these complex problems across multiple sectors, countries, and timeframes. IIASA collaborations are both applying these systems approaches and advancing the research methods. Moreover, young Norwegian scientists are developing their skills in systems analysis in IIASA’s capacity building activities. This mutually beneficial relationship
involves scientific exchange, with almost 150 visits from Norwegian researchers, advisors, and diplomats to IIASA, and by IIASA researchers to events and institutions in Norway. This IIASA Info Sheet provides a summary of interactions between IIASA and Norway since 2008.
Options Summer 2020: IIASA researchers and colleagues from several other institutions worked together under the auspices of the Green Climate Fund to help developing countries better understand issues around climate mitigation and adaptation, and build local capacity for targeted action to support vulnerable populations. More
Options Summer 2020: According to IIASA research, appropriate indicators are needed to characterize the sensitivity of ecosystems and help inform effects-based emission reduction policies to ensure surface water recovery from acidification by 2050. More
Options Winter 2019/20: A newly developed multi-scale network model can help to mitigate the spreading potential of pests. More
IIASA researchers used the Global Biosphere Management Model to better understand the large-scale transformations needed in agriculture and food systems to reconcile food security and environmental protection. More
Last edited: 21 July 2020
INFOSHEET ON IIASA ACTIVITIES WITH NORWAY
Saviolidis, N.M., Davíðsdóttir, B., Ilmola-Sheppard, L., Stepanova, A., Valman, M., & Rovenskaya, E. (2020). Realising blue growth in the fishing industry in Iceland and Norway: Industry perceptions on drivers and barriers to blue growth investments and policy implications. Marine Policy 117, e103967. 10.1016/j.marpol.2020.103967.
Posch, M. , Aherne, J., Moldan, F., Evans, C.D., Forsius, M., Larssen, T., Helliwell, R., & Cosby, B. (2019). Dynamic Modeling and Target Loads of Sulfur and Nitrogen for Surface Waters in Finland, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Environmental Science & Technology 53 (9), 5062-5070. 10.1021/acs.est.8b06356.
Kapeller, S., Dieckmann, U. , & Schueler, S. (2017). Varying selection differential throughout the climatic range of Norway spruce in Central Europe. Evolutionary Applications 10, 25-38. 10.1111/eva.12413.
Skilbrei, O.T., Heino, M. , & Svasand, T. (2015). Using simulated escape events to assess the annual numbers and destinies of escaped farmed Atlantic salmon of different life stages from farm sites in Norway. ICES journal of Marine Science 72 (2), 670-685. 10.1093/icesjms/fsu133.
Skirbekk, V. & Blekesaune, M. (2014). Personality traits increasingly important for male fertility: Evidence from Norway. European Journal of Personality 28 (6), 521-529. 10.1002/per.1936.
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