Reinflytting. Foto: Thoralf Fagertun
Foto: Thoralf Fagertun

Sustainability, natural resources and biodiversity loss

The research group "Sustainability, natural resources and biodiversity loss" consists of skilled researchers with expertise in sustainable development across various sectors and geographical areas. Our focus is on understanding and solving challenges within the blue-green sector. We place particular emphasis on the processes linked to climate change and nature loss, as well as the interaction between industries based on natural resources, public policy and administration.
Our group possesses a broad expertise that encompasses a number of subject areas, including political science, sociology, geography, anthropology, economics, technology and ecology. Our working method is interdisciplinary, and we engage in complex societal issues that require an integrated approach. We are a group of approximately 13 researchers, who operate from the starting point in northern local communities, but with close connections to global environmental issues and international research networks.

We have a broad geographical profile, although many of our projects are rooted in the North in general and Nordland in particular. Our research work extends from South to North, East and West with partners in Spain and Svalbard, Finland and the USA, to name a few. This enriches our perspective and our understanding of the challenges linked to climate, natural resources and loss of biodiversity on a global scale.
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  • Træna islands, Norway, Photo by: Terje Rakke (Nordic Life)

    Since the EmpowerUs project started in October 2022, Norwegian partners Nordland Research Institute (Norway Academic Lead) and Kunnskapsparken Helgeland (Norway Local Host) have been busy carrying out fieldwork and engaging with local stakeholders in Træna, the Norwegian Transition Coastal Lab (TCL).

  • Arctic Congress Bodø 2024 logo

    The Arctic Congress Bodø 2024 will gather over a thousand participants in Bodø, Norway, from 29 May to 3 June 2024. The local planning committee is working on programming the conference to the last detail.

  • Kai Bischof, professor of Marine Botany at the University of Bremen, Germany, and scientific coordinator of the project and NRI’s Research Professor Grete Hovelsrud at the FACE-IT annual meeting in Bodø.

    Close to 40 scientists from Norway, Denmark, Germany, France, Greenland and Canada met in Bodø for the third annual FACE-IT project meeting and general assembly.