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    SALT has carried out a wide variety of projects tied to the sea and coast. The size and format of end products vary by project, but all are knowledge based and visually appealing. SALT´s goal is to always deliver according to the motto «academically strong – vibrant delivery», regardless whether we are delivering within research, consultancy or outreach. Client feedback testifies that SALT delivers according to promise.

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    Konjunkturbarometer Nord-Norge

    Konjunkturbarometer Nord-Norge

    Konjukturbarometer Nord-Norge – The Business Barometer of Northern Norway

    SALT delivers services in collaboration with Mo Industripark, Menon Economics and Bedriftskompetanse.

     
    Environmental studies related to beach front depots in Lofoten

    Environmental studies related to beach front depots in Lofoten

    SALT has conducted environmental studies related to the beach front depots in Laukvik, Ballstad and Værøy.

     
    MALINOR – Mapping marine litter in the Norwegian and Russian Arctic Seas

    MALINOR – Mapping marine litter in the Norwegian and Russian Arctic Seas

    While plastic appeared to be a great invention as described by the french philosopher Roland Barthes in Mythologies (1957) who used the term “a plasticized world” for the benefit of all, today the enthusiasm for plastic would certainly not be the same. 8.3 Billion tons of plastic have been produced between 1950 to 2015 of which some ends up in the sea generating the so-called “marine litter” which poorly degrades, accumulates on the sea floor and on the shoreline causing major visual impact but also severe harm to marine life throughout the ecological chain. Marine litter is also present and increasing in the Arctic. While some mapping and characterization has been done, major gaps of knowledge to understand where the litter is distributed throughout the Norwegian, Barents, Kara Seas and the high Arctic and what it’s characteristics and sources are, remain unexplored.

    In this project, the main objective is to map areas of marine litter and describe its characteristics in the Arctic in collaboration with Russian institutions with a multi-disciplinary approach. We will extract data from the scientific & grey literature on the distribution of litter in the Norwegian Russian Arctic, identify ongoing activities on this topic both in Norway and Russia, build up a joint Norwegian Russian database, perform mapping using multidisciplinary approaches (robotics, digital solutions, GIS, satellite pictures), Collect offshore data using research cruises of opportunity, develop a predictive tool for litter distribution, and importantly, disseminate the findings to the students, public and policy makers both nationally in Norway and Russia and also internationally (EU, UNEP, Arctic Council). Through such a project, we believe that thorough science, along with professional communication to kids, education of students and delivering high quality information to policy makers, the enthusiasm for plastic may rise again!

     
    Johan Castberg

    Johan Castberg

    This project explores possible effects for the livestock- and fisheries industry on the different alternatives for development and operation for the oil-field Johan Castberg. SALT was responsible for gathering knowledge on coastal fisheries, sami fisheries and recreational fisheries who will possibly be affected by the development of the field. The assignment entailed conducting interviews with relevant actors within fisheries and affected muncipalities.

     
    Emerging Leaders

    Emerging Leaders

    Future activities and operations in the Arctic call for a broad understanding of the opportunities and challenges to ensure sustainable development. Emerging Leaders calls for young professionals and Ph.D. students/post docs to meet with representatives from academia, business and the public sector through an inspiring and educational program.

    Emerging Leaders is a side event of the international Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø, every year in January. 30 selected candidates from different countries participate in a blend of technical, social and cultural events accompanied by mentors from business, politics and academia. The program starts in the city of Bodø, then continues onboard the Norwegian Coastal Express “Hurtigruten” and ends in Tromsø, “the gateway to the Arctic”. To explore the marine resources and potential in the Lofoten Islands, a stopover will be made in Svolvær.  The participants will be challenged to engage in discussions and presentations during the program.

    In a world of increasing turmoil, the Arctic is still a place for collaboration and peaceful communication. In order to maintain peaceful relations across borders in the north, the encompassing science collaboration has been particularly important. The vast ocean that represents the bulk of the arctic area carries large potential, but also great threats. As increasingly larger parts of it will be utilized, how do we secure productive and healthy oceans? Sustainable development of the ocean is of particular importance in this matter. Sustainable business development is also key in securing resilient arctic societies. Connecting these societies together and closer to the rest of the world, while bringing ideas, knowledge, technology and capital together, are overarching topics during the exciting week of Arctic Frontiers Emerging Leaders.

    The Emerging Leaders’ program is linked to the annual topic of Arctic Frontiers and includes the following sessions:
    Session 1        Politics and Security in the High North
    Session 2        Technology Development and Arctic Business
    Session 3        Annual Arctic Frontiers topic
    Session 4        Workshop; preparing for presentation at Arctic Frontiers

    Current projects

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    Completed 2013

    Completed 2012