31.01.2018

NordPlant - A Climate and Plant Phenomics Hub for Sustainable Agriculture and Forest Production in Future Nordic Climates

Nordic Universities

Nordic Universities

End of December last year, a consortium of five Nordic Universities was granted no less than 15.9 million NOK (€1.6 M) over 3+3 years from NordForsk! The competition was stiff with only 6 out of 63 applications granted. Starting from early 2018 the project ”NordPlant – A Climate and Plant Phenomics Hub for Sustainable Agriculture and Forest Production in Future Nordic Climates” will create a research network focusing on plant phenotyping and growth facilities in the Nordic countries.

 In the NordPlant consortium, five Nordic universities with versatile and complementing research infrastructures are joining forces to promote education, research mobility and technological development to meet future challenges in agriculture and forestry. Recently established facilities for both plant phenomics and climate modelling are key parts of this project. NordPlant consists of Lund University, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, UiT in Tromsö, University of Helsinki and University of Copenhagen. The consortium is coordinated by PlantLink (www.plantlink.se) a plant research network formed to strengthen plant research in Southern Sweden.

 More information here: https://www.nordforsk.org/no/programmer-og-prosjekter/prosjekter/nordplant

 Contact: Erik Alexandersson (erik.alexandersson@slu.se)”


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