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Fulbright awards Arctic Chair to UiB marine scientist

Kjetil Våge has been awarded the Fulbright Arctic Chair. The marine scientist is to visit the renowned Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for four months.

Kjetil Våge
GOING PLACES: Marine researcher Kjetil Våge has been awarded the Fulbright Arctic Chair, and looks forward to a four month research stay at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Here he is pictured on the RRS "James Clark Ross" in 2012.
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The Fulbright Arctic Chair is among the most prestigious grants in the Fulbright Scholarship Programme

Researcher Kjetil Våge from the Geophysical Institute at the University of Bergen (UiB) and the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research considers the award an honour.

The Norwegian researcher can now look forward to a four month stay at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Massachusetts in the United States. WHOI is one of the best known and most trusted names in ocean science and exploration, as well as one of the largest institutes in its field.

Våge’s research focuses on ocean currents and climate change. He has already established collaborations with several WHOI researchers, and looks forward to a collaboration made easier by meeting his fellows face to face. Normally, most of his dialogue with WHOI researchers has been via e-mail and phone, with time differences as a factor.

“Four months at Woods Hole will grant me a period of time where I can concentrate on these collaborations. Sitting in an office next door to my colleagues will make our work more efficient, and I hope we will be able to achieve more,” says Våge.