International evaluation of the Swedish Polar Research organisation

This publication contains two reports, each suggesting an alternative organisation of Swedish polar research. Both reports identify the present organisation as fragmented and unclear with respect to responsibilities for long term planning and international cooperation. In the report named “Svensk Polarforskning – ett utredningsuppdrag”, Professor Anders Karlqvist suggests separating logistics for expeditions from station management, so that the Swedish stations in the Arctic and on Antarctica are run under one entity.

In the other report, which is partly based on professor Karlqvists report, an international expert panel chaired by Professor Karl Fredrik Berggren suggest that polar research logistics and antarctic station management is placed at a host university under supervision of the Swedish Research Council.

MORE WITHIN THE SAME SUBJECT AREA

  1. New office to coordinate inputs to ESS and MAX IV

    During 2020, the Swedish Research Council and Vinnova will be establishing a joint office to work towards maximising Sweden’s use of the research facilities European Spallation Source, ESS, and Max IV in Lund.

  2. Office for coordination of inputs to ESS and MAX IV

    During 2020, the Swedish Research Council and Vinnova will be establishing a joint office to maximise the Swedish benefit and use of the research facilities European Spallation Source, ESS, and Max IV in Lund.

  3. Clinical Studies Sweden

    A collaboration between Sweden’s six healthcare regions, aimed at strengthening the preconditions for conducting clinical studies.