During the project, Nordregio will evaluate achievements in the cooperation Programme between Iceland and Norway in the field of Arctic Scientific research 2012-2018.
The analysis involves two main activities:
- First, assessing the Arctic Research fund and its achievement, which has supported cooperation between Norwegian and Icelandic researchers, through the Arctic Research and Studies Programme (2012-2015, 2015-2017).
- Second, through funding a Nansen Professorship in Arctic Studies at the University of Akureyri that hitherto has assigned 4 professors since 2013.
The evaluation will focus primarily on the achievements from the two main components of the cooperation with the aim of suggesting possible options for further cooperation between the two countries, including, but not limited to, how procedures might be simplified.