The Research Council of Norway

The Research Council of Norway (Norwegian: Norges forskningsråd) is a Norwegian government agency responsible for awarding grands for research as well as promoting research and science. It also advises the Government in matters related to research, and is subordinate the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. The Research Council of Norway total budget in 2009 amounted to NOK 6 165 million. There were five predecessors of the council, each established as independent councils related to their own areas of interest: science and technology (1946), social sciences (1949), agriculture (1949), fisheries (1972) and applied social sciences (1987). The five were merged in 1993 to form the current council. The Research Council of Norway's main office is located at Stenberggata 26 in Oslo. The Research Council has appointed local representatives in nine different regions of Norway.

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A slimy marine organism fit for biofuel and salmon feed

( —It sounds too good to be true: a common marine species that consumes microorganisms and can be converted into much-needed feed for salmon or a combustible biofuel for filling petrol tanks. And it can be cultivated ...

dateJun 27, 2013 in Ecology
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Nanoparticles helping to recover more oil

When petroleum companies abandon an oil well, more than half the reservoir's oil is usually left behind as too difficult to recover. Now, however, much of the residual oil can be recovered with the help of nanoparticles and ...

dateJun 17, 2013 in Engineering
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Recirculation technology improves smolt welfare

New knowledge is making land-based smolt production more efficient and improving fish welfare in the process. Recirculation technology is solving the problem of access to an adequate supply of fresh water for additional fry ...

dateJun 07, 2013 in Ecology
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Fewer willing to participate in surveys

The percentage of respondents to many important research surveys is dropping sharply. Social science researchers are concerned that survey samples can be skewed, which can compromise the validity of results.

dateJun 07, 2013 in Social Sciences
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