Fram Centre

It’s never good to talk about someone behind their back, but it can be especially perilous where researchers in Tromsø are concerned. There’s a substantial risk that the person you’re gossiping about is the significant other of one of your listeners.
March 22, 2021
For 25 years, Eldbjørg Sofie Heimstad has been the foremost champion of cooperation at the Fram Centre. And if the occasion demands, she will go to great lengths for her team.
March 15, 2021
Climate change and increased human activity are threats to marine mammals living in the Arctic.
February 24, 2021
Although we humans have blacklisted them, a number of animals benefit from the fact that they swim up Norwegian rivers. Perhaps pink salmon are not the villains you thought they were?
December 22, 2020
Arctic environments are changing rapidly. Clearly this poses challenges to ecosystems, but we do not yet understand the consequences in their full complexity. However, we know that the first response to sea ice decline, ocean acidification, and warmer waters happens at the level of unicellular algae.
October 02, 2020
Norwegian playgrounds and artificial turf pitches are a source of pollution in the sea. Scientists have now worked out how much and how toxic rubber granules can be.
September 02, 2020
The Arctic tundra is challenged by climate change — more so than most other ecosystems on Earth. The rapid shifts to new climate regimes may give rise to new ecosystems with unknown properties. These dramatic changes call for ecosystem-based monitoring of climate impacts on Arctic food webs.
August 25, 2020
It sounds like science fiction, but it’s actually true: Scientists can tell which species that are living in an area, by extracting DNA from seawater samples. This could be an important new tool in fisheries management.
July 01, 2020
Changes in climate. Loss of biodiversity. Emissions of toxic contaminants. These are the main environmental challenges we face today, and few places are they felt as strongly as in the Arctic.
June 09, 2020
Salve Dahle is inspired by the past, driven by the future, and lives for the pursuit of the unknown. Profile article 2020 is written by Christine Kristoffersen Hanssen.
May 28, 2020