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“Maud” returns to Norway

The wreck of Maud near Cambridge Bay in Canada’s Nunavut province. The Maud was built to sail through the Northwest Passage, but the expedition did not go as planned. It sank in 1930, and is set to return to Norway in 2013. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Norwegian group cleared to bring home Roald Amundsen’s boat in 2013 from Canada It’s been nearly 100 years since the polar expedition ship Maud set sail from Norway, and the ship is slated to return in 2013. Named for Queen Maud of Norway, the ship Maud was built in 1916 for Roald Amundsen’s second expedition to the ...

Amundsen’s ‘Maud’ to be raised from Northwest Passage seafloor

Roald Amundsens Arctic exploration vessel Maud, seen in Seattle in

The wreck of Roald Amundsen's ship "Maud" will be brought back to Norway from the seabed in Cambridge Bay in Canada's Northwest Passage, where it has rested for the past 80 years. The wood has not rotted away due to the cold water and the hull remains partially intact. In 1918, Amundsen ...

Norway takes gold in sledge hockey championship in Japan

Norway won gold at the 2011 Japan Para Ice Sledge Hockey Championship after defeating Canada 1-0 in the final at the Nagano Olympic Hall on Monday. Norway had defeated both Japan, the U.S. and Canada on the way to the final. The last tournament for Norway this season will be a new four-nation tournament in Ontario, Canada, ...

Statoil Canada oil sands SAGD project produces first oil

Leismer Demonstration Project (LDP) in Alberta. (Photo: Øyvind Hagen)

On Jan. 27, Statoil announced first oil production from its Leismer Demonstration Project (LDP) after initiating steam injection in September 2010, one month ahead of schedule. "We are very pleased with the safe start up of this demonstration facility and first oil at Leismer," said Lars Christian Bacher, president of Canadian operations for Statoil ...

New face at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

“There is tremendous potential for research collaboration between the USA and Norway in many areas,” asserts Dr. Aukrust. Photo: Research Council of Norway

This autumn, Dr Lars Espen Aukrust will assume the post of Counselor for Science attached to the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington D.C. He will succeed Dr Berit Johne, who will be leaving the position after four eventful and fruitful years. The task of the Counselor for Science is to strengthen research ties ...

Statoil to deliver gas to Canada

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Statoil has concluded an agreement for the transportation of gas through a pipeline from the Northern Marcellus shale gas area in Pennsylvania (PA) to Niagara at the US-Canadian border. Statoil Natural Gas (SNG), a US subsidiary, has concluded a transportation agreement with National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation, securing Statoil the right to transport up to 3.2 ...

Canadian Professor of History recipient of Holberg International Memorial Prize 2010

Natalie Zemon Davis (Photo: John Carvalho)

The Holberg International Memorial Prize is awarded annually to researchers who have made outstanding contributions in the fields of the arts and humanities, social sciences, law or theology. This year's prizewinner is Natalie Zemon Davis, Professor of History at the University of Toronto, Canada. "Natalie Zemon Davis is one of the most creative historians writing today, ...

CODA Oslo International Dance Festival 2009

CODA is Norway's largest international dance festival, and this year it includes 30 different performances, 13 Norwegian premieres and four world premieres. The sixth CODA Oslo International Dance Festival will be held 9-24 October 2009 at Dansens Hus, Den Norske Opera & Ballett, Black Box Teater, Bærum Kulturhus, Rom for dans and The Villa. This year’s festival will ...

Success for Norwegian-North American mobility grants

Positive results for the Leiv Eiriksson mobility programme.

Norwegian researchers and research groups are very satisfied with the results of the Leiv Eiriksson mobility program, a grant scheme to strengthen researcher mobility between Norway, the United States and Canada which recently concluded its first five-year period. The mobility program is targeted towards Norwegian researchers who are interested in conducting research stays in the USA ...