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Ocean-based negative emissions technology research receives prestigious funding

From 1 July, scientists from 14 institutions in six countries will be examining the opportunities and risks of ocean-based technologies for negative emissions.

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is one of 14 institutions involved in the OceanNETs project, newly funded by the EU under the Horizon 2020 programme. The EU grant totalled EUR 7.2 million.

Humanity can still limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, as shown in the 2018 special report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). However, the scenarios published in the report also demonstrate that humanity must actively remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, in addition to reducing emissions to nearly zero, in order to achieve the goal.

portrait of woman. photo Helene Muri, Senior Researcher at NTNU.

“In addition to the urgently needed emission reductions, technologies including nature-based […]

Svein Richard Brandtzæg resigns as Chairman of NTNU

Chairman of the Board, Svein Richard Brandtzæg, informed the Board today that he is resigning as Chairman of NTNU's Board. Brandtzæg has been chairman for seven years and says that a change of chairman would in any case be natural next year. He has been offered other demanding board positions, and says that the time is right to pass on the baton to the next chairman.

Svein Richard Brandtzæg resigns as Chairman of NTNU

12. March 2020|

Chairman of the Board, Svein Richard Brandtzæg, informed the Board today that he is resigning as Chairman of NTNU's Board. Brandtzæg has been chairman for seven years and says that a change of chairman would in any case be natural next year. He has been offered other demanding board positions, and says that the time is right to pass on the baton to the next chairman.

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