Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)

Logo NINAThe Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) is an independent non-profit research foundation mainly (80%) financed by external funding obtained on a competitive basis and working in the domain of natural science, emphasizing the interaction between society, natural resources and biodiversity. The institute employs a staff of approximately 250 and offers broad-based experience in interdisciplinary issues involving ecologists and social scientists, and professional communication/dissemination with and to stakeholders ranging from individuals and local groups to European and world intergovernmental organisations.

NINA will contribute to CAPARDUS with experience in developing spatially explicit decision-support tools such as Bayesian Belief Network (BBN) models, and with research at the social-ecological interphase in natural resource management and monitoring. NINA will contribute to the research school and workshops described under the case study in WP2.1 and to the preparation of recommendations in WP7.