Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC)

The Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC) is an independent non-profit research foundation affiliated with the University of Bergen, Norway. It conducts basic and applied research, funded by research councils, space agencies, national and international governmental agencies, industry and private donations.

The Nansen Center vision is to serve the society through advancing knowledge on the marine environment and climate system in the spirit of Fridtjof Nansen.

Main research areas:

  • Climate Processes, Variability and Change
  • Ocean Modelling, Data Assimilation and Forecasting
  • Arctic and Marine Remote Sensing Studies
  • Socio-economic Impact of Global Change

The Nansen Center contributes to Arctic ROOS with the TOPAZ forecasting system, and satellite monitoring of sea ice and open ocean.