AnnualReport2013

 

Summarising lessons from the NAV reform

Big restructuring costs. A different reform from the politicians’ one-door vision. Small offices seem to work better than large ones. Researcher Jacob Aars of the Uni Research Rokkan Centre has summarised the lessons of the reform.
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New counts of wild salmon and escaped fish show big differences

While the wild salmon stocks in many rivers in Ryfylke are relatively strong, the populations in Hardanger remain low and vulnerable, with increased competition from farmed fish.
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Highlights and results

Uni Research’s annual report for 2013 is out now. Take a moment and read about highlights and results of our research and development in the areas of climate, environment, energy, health and society.
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Early traumas and young people’s reactions to terror

Adolescents can have post-traumatic stress reactions even when not directly affected by terrorist attacks such as the tragedy of 22 July 2011. They are at increased risk if they have experienced violence or abuse in early life.
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We still have sponge in the stomach

Now Maja Adamska of Uni Research Sars Centre feels even more convinced that we all have a little bit of sponge in us.
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Detecting the oceanic CO2 sink today and in the future

The ocean has steadily taken up excess anthropogenic CO2 from the atmosphere but a slow down is expected in various parts of the ocean. The current observational network needs to be improved to monitor these changes.
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European Climate at the +2C global warming threshold

Stefan Sobolowski is co-author in a new study that shows that Europe may warm more than the global average.
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Making it easier to plan offshore wind farms

When planning an offshore wind farm, it is important to consider the wind, waves and the seabed at the location where the turbines will stand. Researchers have now developed a dedicated tool that gives a combined overview of all the challenges that need to be considered by developers.
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Using the past to tell us about the future

Climate researcher Martin Miles has received NOK 4.7 million to research the sea ice along the coast of Eastern Greenland approximately 7,000 years ago. The aim is to find out what will happen to the sea ice as temperatures rise.
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Salmon louse delay salmon

Outbreaks of salmon louse during smolt migration reduce the survival rate of the smolt and mean that salmon spend longer at sea before returning to spawn.
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New marine research centre opened in Bergen

“I am confident that you will take our tradition of excellent marine research further,” Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg stated as she opened the new Hjort Centre for Marine Ecosystem Dynamics.
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