The main partners the Nansen Center are the founding organizations, research centers of the Nansen Group, as well as partners on current research projects.
NIERSC has a long-lasting cooperation with Russian organisations such as St. Petersburg State University, institutions of the Russian Academy of Science, Federal Space Agency, Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring including the Northern Water Problems Institute, Scientific Research Centre for Ecological Safety, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, Russian State Hydrometeorological University, Voeikov Main Geophysical Observatory, Murmansk Marine Biological Institute, Research Centre of Operational Earth Monitoring and other, totally about 40 institutions.
Fruitful relations are established also with a number of foreign and international organizations, universities and institutions including Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology, GKSS Research Centre, Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena, Germany, Finnish Institute of Marine Research,Institut Français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer (IFREMER) in Brest, France, European Climate Forum, and especially with the NIERSC founders. Close cooperation is established with the Nansen Centre in Bergen. Most of scientific results described below are achieved within the joint research activities of both Nansen Centres, in St. Petersburg and Bergen, and cooperating partners