The Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) is Norway’s premier government institution conducting research on the Arctic and Antarctic. It has been the main research institution with which the Indian National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research(NCPOR) has cooperated over the last decade. One of the key areas is the four year (2016-2020) mass balance, dynamics, and climate of the central Dronning Maud Land coast, East Antarctica (MADICE) project, where the two countries have combined their expertise to form a fruitful research partnership.
Nalan Koc, Research Director of NPI, was one of the participants at the recent conference at NCPOR, organised in coordination with the Norwegian Embassy and the European Union. She spoke to the thethirdpole.net on how India and Norway had become partners in polar science, and why the cooperation has worked so well, as well as the challenges in the future.
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