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NordForsk launches €15.5 million e-science fund

Pan-Nordic research board NordForsk launched an e-science fund worth 120 million Norwegian kroner (€15.5m) on 9 September.

The eScience globalization initiative fund will be used for interdisciplinary Nordic research and research training in e-science. The fund will add to national efforts in the discipline, NordForsk says.

E-science involves developing new research methods for handling large streams of data. The Nordic region focuses its joint e-science efforts on research into climate change and health, however national priorities vary.

In April 2011 the Nordic countries agreed to place a joint supercomputer in Iceland to explore the organisational and technical challenges of operating joint computational infrastructure for science.