Norway-Russia - Research and cooperation in the High North Optimal Management of Petroleum Resources - PETROMAKS
During the last ten years there has been growing international focus on the North. In this work Norwegian–Russian research cooperation is important. Resources, the environment and the climate are important problems here, but there is also a growing interest in shipping and tourism. In 2011 the Research Council of Norway presented its revised strategy for research work in the High North. Here we pointed to the fact that both authorities and the industry need new knowledge in several fields to be able to work out a sensible policy and a management system and also to develop value creation and that the northern areas shall be an arena for international research cooperation. When the Norwegian government in the autumn of 2011 presented its White Paper on the High North it was emphasized that the Strategy for the High North defines knowledge as the nave of the work in the High North. Thus the cooperation between the Research Council of Norway and the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) in the field of oil and gas can be seen as an important contributor.