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The Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT) is in charge of and participates in a range of larger and smaller research projects.

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A covid-19 dashboard with a large world map in the centre, statistics to the left and right
CoPol studies Covid-19 contact tracing as digital politics. Screenshot of the Covid-19 dashboard of Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. URL: https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19
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JHU CSSE COVID-19 Data
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A map of Norway in red, an ocean filled with windmills, oil rigs, fish and ships, and figures sitting around a table made up of the Norwegian flag. The word MENSA is written below.
MENSA's overarching aim is to develop an integrated ethical approach to the sustainable management of Norwegian seascape activities.
Photo:
The MENSA project
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The Uummannaq community gather on the sea ice in front of the island, while the dogsled race is about to start
From the SeMPER-Arctic project: The Uummannaq community gather on the sea ice in front of the island, while the dogsled race is about to start. Picture taken by Jean-Michel Huctin, CEARC research center, ARTisticc Project, 2015
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Jean-Michel Huctin
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Fiskebåtar på sjøen
The primary objective of the LoVeSe-SDG project is to deploy novel interdisciplinary social science, humanities, marine science and mathematical methodologies to review and critically analyze the current state of knowledge in relation to the international mandate of delivering on the UN SDGs. To support this objective, the project team are working on a concrete case, Andøy Kommune in the Vesterålen region of Northern Norway.
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Joren Room
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Primstav
From the CALENDARS project: The runic calendar is a type of perpetual calendar that can be used year after year.
Photo:
Elisabeth Schøyen Jensen
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Bryggen med høg vannstand
Bryggen in Bergen is a case in the Co-cli-serv project, which explores novel ways to transform climate science into action-oriented place-based climate services to engage, enable and empower local communities, knowledge brokers and scientists to act locally.
Photo:
Magnus Vabø/UiB
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Screen shot of Zoom meetings with the experts
Screenshot from a UNESCO Global Independent Expert group meeting on 28 January 2021
Photo:
UNESCO Global Expert Group
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CCBIO - an introduction - English version

Watch this video for an introduction to the CCBIO project.
Producer:
CCBIO
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RECIPES-logo
The RECIPES project aims to reconcile innovation and precaution to foster social awareness and responsibility in the EU in research and innovation.
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RECIPES
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The members of the SuperMoRRI consortium
The SuperMoRRI consortium builds on the work of the MoRRI project (2014-2018) which conceptualised and implemented the first RRI monitoring system in Europe. SUPER MoRRI continues this work, ensuring sustained data collection, curation, further assessment and refinement of the MoRRI indicators
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SuperMoRRI
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Picture of leaves - official graphical profile for Afino
AFINO is a virtual research centre for theory and activities on Responsible Research and Innovation and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Photo:
Unsplash
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Image of the TRANSFORM logo on a screen
TRANSFORM is an EU-funded project that puts Responsible Research and Innovation principles into practice.
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TRANSFORM
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RECIPES-prosjektets logo for neonicotionid-studien
The aim of BeeCaution, the spin-off project of RECIPES, is to build a Norwegian epistemic network of relevant actors to engage in the RECIPES discussion on precaution and innovation, looking specifically at the case study on neonicotinoid pesticides and bees.
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BeeCaution/RECIPES
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Irrigation of crops
In the project SIZE, Arnald Puy studies the role of size in the sustainability of irrigation systems.
Photo:
Wikipedia
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SVT has the last couple of years successfully won several bids for external funding, particularly from the EU, but the centre also has several self-funded projects.

Below you can find information about research projects at SVT. You can find an overview of SVT's completed projects here.

CoPol: Covid-19 contact tracing as Digital Politics

Project: CoPol: Covid-19 contact tracing as Digital Politics
Project manager: Kjetil Rommetveit
Financed by: The Research Council of Norway
Project duration: 2021 - 2025

Managing Ethical Norwegian Seascape Activities (MENSA)

Project: Managing Ethical Norwegian Seascape Activities (MENSA)
Principal investigator at UiB: Mimi E. Lam
Financed by: The Research Council of Norway
Project duration: 2020 - 2024

SeMPER-Arctic: Sense Making, Place attachement, and Extended networks as sources of Resilience in the Arctic

Project: SeMPER-Arctic: Sense Making, Place attachement, and Extended networks as sources of Resilience in the Arctic
Principal investigator at UiB: Anne Bremer
Financed by: The Belmont Forum
Project duration: 2020 - 2023

TRANSFORM: Territories as Responsive and Accountable Networks of S3 through new Forms of Open and Responsible decision-Making

Project: TRANSFORM: Territories as Responsive and Accountable Networks of S3 through new Forms of Open and Responsible decision-Making
Principal investigator at UiB: Roger Strand
Financed by: H2020 - SwafS-2019 (€ 2 083 187)
Project duration: 2020 - 2022

BeeCaution: Bees pesticides and precaution: building an epistemic network in Norway

Project: Bees pesticides and precaution: building an epistemic network in Norway
Principal investigator at SVT: Jeroen Van der Sluijs 
Financed by: The Norwegian Research Council
Project duration: 2020-2022

UNESCO Global Independent Expert Group

Project: UNESCO Global Independent Expert Group
Scientific coordinator at SVT: Thomas Völker
Financed by: UiB and UNESCO
Project duration: 2020-2021

Knowledge quality assessment as a sense-making device: an enquiry into uncertainties, agency and climate change

Project: Knowledge quality assessment as a sense-making device: an enquiry into uncertainties, agency and climate change
Principal investigator at UiB: Jeroen van der Sluijs
Financed by: The Research Council of Norway, IS-AUR - AURORA mobility programme – Collaboration with France
Project duration: 2020-2021

Neuro-SysMed: A Systems Medicine Approach to Restructure Norwegian Clinical Neurology

Project: Neuro-SysMed: A Systems Medicine Approach to Restructure Norwegian Clinical Neurology
Principal investigator at SVT: Jan Reinert Karlsen
Financed by: The Research Council of Norway, Centre for Clinical Treatment Research
Project duration: 2019 - 2027

#LoVeSeSDG: Localizing and developing SDG-thinking for local communities

Project: #LoVeSeSDG: Localizing and developing SDG-thinking for local communities
Principal investigator at SVT: Jeroen Van der Sluijs
Financed by: The Research Council of Norway, Miljøforsk (NOK 9 300 000)
Project duration: 2019 - 2022

SIZE - The role of size in the sustainability of irrigation systems

Project: The role of size in the sustainability of irrigation systems (SIZE)
Project leader at SVT: Arnald Puy Maeso  
Financed by: H2020 - MCSA-IF Global Fellowships
Project duration: 2019-2022

AFINO: Ansvarlig forskning og innovasjon i Norge

Project: AFINO: Ansvarlig forskning og innovasjon i Norge
Principal investigator for WP3 - The AFINO Research School: Anne Bremer
Financed by: The Research Councilf of Norway (30 million NOK)
Project duration: 2019 - 2024

CALENDARS: Co-production of Seasonal Representations for Adaptive Insitutions

Project: Co-production of Seasonal Representations for Adaptive Insitutions
Principal investigator: Scott Bremer
Financed by: The European Research Council, ERC-STG (€1 459 426)
Project duration: 2019 - 2024

SUPER_MoRRI: Scientific Understanding and Provision of an Enhanced and Robust Monitoring system for RRI

Project: Scientific Understanding and Provision of an Enhanced and Robust Monitoring system for RRI
Principal investigator at UiB: Roger Strand
Financed by: H2020 Swafs-21-2018
Project duration: 2019-2023

RECIPES: REconciling sCience, Innovation and Precaution through the Engagement of Stakeholders

Project: REconciling sCience, Innovation and Precaution through the Engagement of Stakeholders
Principal investigator at UiB: Jeroen van der Sluijs
Financed by: EC SwafS (€ 1 999 831)
Project duration: 2019-2021

Res Publica: Responsibility, practice and the public good across Digital Life

Project: 'Responsibility, practice and the public good across Digital Life'
Principal investigator at UiB: Roger Strand
Financed by: The Norwegian Research Council
Project duration: 2017-2022

Co-cli-serv: Co-development of place-based climate services for action

Project: ‘Co-development of place-based climate services for action’ (The project's international website)
Principal investigator at UiB: Jeroen van der Sluijs
Financed by: ERA-NET ERA4CS (€2 110 800)
Project duration: 2017 -2021

CCBIO: Centre for Cancer Biomarkers

Project: Centre of Excellence - CCBIO
Principal investigator at SVT: Roger Strand
Financed by: The Norwegian Research Council
Centre duration: 2013-2023

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