Pilot Project: How Can Forecasts Help Predict Electricity Prices Further into the Future?

Today, Statkraft uses different weather prognoses to plan power production. How can this planning be improved further? Through the Climate Futures collaboration, Statkraft and the Norwegian Computing Center have investigated what level of skill we can expect from long-term forecasts, and how we can improve them further. Furthermore, Statkraft will implement them into their hydrological warning systems, …

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Five Questions: Xuan Li

“5 questions” is a series that gives you as a reader some insight into the people in and around Climate Futures. In this edition, we are joined by Xuan Li, a PhD candidate at NHH. Can you tell us a bit about your background?  I grew up in a city called Changchun in northeastern China. …

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Climate Futures at Gartnerhallen-congress

From 18 to 19 November, this year’s Gartnerhallen-congress was held in Oslo. The congress is an important arena where about 300 participants from the agricultural sector meet. Gartnerhallen is one of the partners in Climate Futures, and the leader of the Sustainable Food Production (agriculture), Tarje Wanvik, talked about the work that Climate Futures does …

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Our Partner: Norsk Landbruksrådgiving

Norsk Landbruksrådgiving (English: The Norwegian Agricultural Extension Office) is one of the partners in the Climate Futures node “Sustainable food production”. We have talked to Bjarne Holm, director of Norsk Landbruksrådgiving, to hear more about the organisation and the Climate Futures cooperation.  About Norsk Landbruksrådgiving  Norsk Landbruksrådgiving (NLR) functions as a bridge between science and …

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Our Partner: Western Bulk

Western Bulk is one of Climate Futures’ partners in the Smart Shipping node. We talked with Egil Husby, Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer at Western Bulk, to learn more about the company and what they hope to get out of the cooperation with Climate Futures.  About Western Bulk  In short, Western Bulk transports commodities at …

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5 Questions with Ole Wulff

“5 questions” is a series that gives you as a reader some insight into the people in and around Climate Futures. In this edition, we are joined by Ole Wulff who recently started as a postdoc.  Could  you  tell  us  a bit  about  your  background?  I would broadly describe myself as a climate physicist by …

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How do we create forecasts?

The commonly used forecast typically predicts the weather from today up to 10 days ahead. This is the forecast you see on the news or check on yr.no before you head out the door. In the context of climate change, on the other hand, one usually work with periods of a hundred years and compare …

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Master’s Thesis from NHH: Estimating Weather Margin Seasonality in Shipping Using Machine Learning

Climate Futures has several partners, one of them being the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). In the spring of 2021, the leader of the Smart Shipping node, Roar Ådland, supervised a master thesis that investigated the seasonality in weather dependent shipping fuel costs titled “Estimating weather margin seasonality in shipping using machine learning”. Shipping companies …

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Feature: Put a Price on the Ocean’s Resources

On Tuesday, Klassekampen published a feature written by, among others, Øyvind Paasche and Kristine Grimsrud from Climate Futures. The feature addresses an important topic that needs to be discussed regarding the climate, namely the price of natural resources – more specifically: the ocean. The authors point to a possible national accounting system for the ocean …

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