New Study: Decadal climate forecasts from the Norwegian Climate Prediction Model

Ingo Bethke, a climate scientist in Climate Futures, together with his co-authors recently published a paper evaluating the climate forecasts from the Norwegian Climate Prediction Model (NorCPM1). By taking into consideration historical ocean observations as starting condition for decadal forecasts, the model’s ability to retrospectively forecast temperature over land a few years into the future …

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Five Questions: Roar Ådland

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“5 questions” is a series that gives you as a reader some insight into the people in and around Climate Futures. This time, we have talked to Roar Ådland, professor at NHH, who is the leader of the Smart Shipping node. Can you tell us a bit about your background? My background is a mix …

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New Study: Twenty-One Years of Phytoplankton Bloom Phenology in the Barents, Norwegian, and North Seas

Climate scientists in Climate Futures, together with their co-authors, recently published a paper on the phytoplankton bloom in the Barents, Norwegian and North Seas. Pythoplankton is an essential part of the food chain and marine life. The study found that the blooms are starting and ending later, but none of the parameters in the study …

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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 forecasting 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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