Nordic Forest Research (SNS) is a co-operating body under the Nordic Council of Ministers that strives to enhance benefits for the Nordic region and to contribute to a sustainable society. We provide funding to interlink forest research and facilitate exchange of brilliant ideas within sustainable forest management in the Nordic region.
Nordic forests span large geographical ranges, with correspondingly large ranges in environmental conditions. Thus, the composition of the forests and forestry practices also vary, but there are long traditions of mutual respect, collaborative research and commitment to sharing knowledge among Nordic foresters and forest researchers. Key components of SNS’ mission are to encourage, coordinate and enhance Nordic research efforts, raise the international profile of Nordic forest research, and actively participate in European forest policy and research.
For the period 2018-2021 emphasis is placed on the following strategic areas:
– Meeting the demands of sustainable forest management in a growing bioeconomy
– Maintenance and increased utilisation of ecosystem services
– Climate change adaptation and mitigation
For more information, read our strategy
In short, SNS funded networks are beneficial in a Nordic context and include researchers from at least three Nordic countries. Networks have an even gender distribution and are co-financed. We fund the following:
The aim is to promote North European synergies within forest research and to establish closer collaboration between forest research communities in the Nordic, Baltic Sea and the North Atlantic regions. The network should involve participants from at least six countries. The expected outputs can include for example; networking, arranging workshops, seminars or open conferences, producing large-scale project applications or designing policy recommendations based on research findings. More info can be found here.
The networks run for two years. The aim is to promote cross-sectorial networking between researchers and stakeholders in areas related to agriculture and forestry in the Nordic countries. The networks meet to tackle joint challenges, knowledge gaps and opportunities emerging from a transition towards a sustainable bioeconomy. Read more abut NKJ-SNS Networks here.
Centres of Advanced Research (CAR)
CARs are funded for five year periods. The aim of CARs is to use of the collective Nordic research and development (R&D) resources efficiently, thereby increasing the return on R&D investments. Hence, CARs is expected to achieve synergies and avoid duplication in R&D work in the Nordic countries. More information can be found here.
NordGen Skog – SNS Scholarship
The scholarships should contribute to common Nordic benefit by supporting education, continuing education and knowledge exchange for persons working or studying within forest seed or plant production, regeneration methods and tree breeding in the Nordic countries. Each applicant can be granted a maximum of 20 000 NOK.
NordGen Forest administrate the scholarships, for more information please visit NordGen Forest