The conference promoting the Basic Research program financed under the third edition of the EEA and Norway Grants was held in Gdańsk on Thursday, October 6, at the Olivia Business Center. This year's event was devoted to polar and climate research. During the conference, project teams and individual scientists from Polish academic institutions implementing projects under calls GRIEG, POLS and IDEALAB had possibility to present their projects and research results obtained so far. Assumptions of a pre-defined project CRIOS, financed from the EEA Grants, were presented. The project aims to modernize and expand an automated monitoring network focused on the cryosphere of Spitsbergen. All measurement stations will operate following the standardized measurement protocols developed as part of joint workshops and training sessions of the Polish and Norwegian project partners. Data transfer to the open repositories will occur in real-time.
The meeting allowed for the exchange of experiences between participants in the field of polar and climate research. The speakers also had the opportunity to present the results of their work obtained so far. The National Science Center was represented by the Deputy Director of the National Science Center, the discipline coordinator (The Physical Sciences and Engineering Unit) and the EEA and Norway Grants team. Among the invited guests there were representatives a.o. the Research Council of Norway, the Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the National Center for Research and Development.People concerned had the opportunity to watch the conference streaming. The recording is available on our YouTube channel.
The Research Programme aims to improve the results of Polish research, both basic research and research designed to fuel the development of a knowledge-based economy and society. Under the third edition of the EEA and Norway Grants, the Basic Research Programme is operated by the National Science Centre. On the Norwegian side, the Programme is partnered by the Research Council of Norway.