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The bodies of the Foundation are:

  • General Meeting of the Founders;

  • President of the Foundation;

  • Director of the Foundation.

The General Meeting of the Founders is the supreme body of the Foundation administration; it consists of equal number of representatives of each of the Founder.

The Board of Guardians
is a body that supervises over the activity of the Foundation and its officers, including scientific and financial activity and the Foundation’s management, as well as supervision under observance of the legislation by the Foundation.

The Nancen Centre governance:

Dr. Sc., Prof. Nikolay N. Filatov
Head of the Laboratory of Geography and Hydrology at the  Institute of Water Problems of the North of the Karelian Research Center,  the Russian Academy of Sciences (NWPI KRC) / Professor of the Karelian State Pedagogical University (KSPU), Petrozavodsk.

Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Councilor of RAS, Honored Man of Science of the Republic of Karelia, Honored Man of Science of the Russia Federation, Member of   the Russian Geographical Society(RGS) Presidium  and Chairman of the Regional Branch of the RGS Karelian Scientific Council .

Dr.Sc., Prof. Valentin P. Meleshko
Main Scientist, Voeikov Main Geophysical Observatory, St. Petersburg, Russia

Prof. Hartmut Grassl
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Mr. Lasse H. Pettersson
Director, International Cooperation, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre, Bergen, Norway

Dr. Leonid P. Bobylev

                                Guardian Board

Prof. Ola M. Johannessen
Founding President of NIERSC, Founding Director and Chairman, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, also Professor Emeritus at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway


Dr. Sc., Prof., Artur Chilingarov
Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)
Moscow / St.petersburg, Russia

Dr. Sc., Prof. Ivan Ye.Frolov
Director, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute
St. Petersburg, Russia

Dr. Anton Kjelaas
Bergen, Norway

Prof. Valery L. Mikheev
Rector, State Polar Academy, St. Petersburg, Russia

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