UiB to cooperate with Japanese research institute

UiB and Japanese JAMSTEC have agreed to cooperate in research, with emphasis on the areas climate, geology and deep sea research.

Margareth Hagen (UiB) og Asahiko Taira (JAMSTEC)
Pro-Rector Margareth Hagen (UiB) and President Asahiko Taira (JAMSTEC) signed the cooperation agreement between the institutions.
Kim E. Andreassen

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The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed June 5th 2018 by Pro-Rector Margareth Hagen (UiB) and President of Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Asahiko Taira.

The agreement ensures research and exchange cooperation between the two institutions, and will encourage and promote cooperation with emphasis on the following areas:

  • climate, weather, and air-sea interaction
  • geology, geodynamics and seismology
  • deep-marine research and technology, marine biology and geobiology

Building on existing collaboration

For several years, UiB researchers have collaborated with researchers at the Japanese national research institute, JAMSTEC.

The objective of the MoU-agreement has been to establish an institutional framework for this research cooperation, which will provide long-term and institutional support in Bergen and Japan, and ensure good cooperation also in the future.

Facilitate the exchange of data and expertise

The institutions have agreed to facilitate the exchange of research, data and expertice in areas of mutual interest, and strive to coordinate mutual intellectual activities to enable more efficient operation and better utilization of each other's facilities and equipment where cost-effective.

UiB and JAMSTEC have also agreed to work together to produce or publish material appropriate to, or resulting from, any collaborative activities.

The Memorandum of Understanding will be valid for five years.