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New research agreement between Sweden and the United States

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Today, Sweden - via the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat - is signing a new research agreement with the United States. The agreement will result in two major joint research expeditions to the Arctic and positive synergies for Swedish polar and climate research.

Signing a new research agreement
Dr. Kelly Falkner, Director of Polar Programs at the National Science Foundation, and Dr. Björn Dahlbäck, Director of the Polar Research Secretariat, signed the agreement between the two countries in the presence of Sweden's Minister for Higher Education and Research, Helene Hellmark Knutsson, Ambassador of Sweden to the US, Björn Lyrvall and the US Ambassador to Sweden, Mark Brzezinski. Photo: Klas-Herman Lundgren/Government Offices of Sweden

"Our collaboration means that we will get more research for our money. If more countries use the Swedish icebreaker Oden, it can do polar expeditions at more frequent intervals, more measurements can be carried out and the researchers can form new partnerships. This will benefit research and the climate, and create jobs," says Ms Hellmark Knutsson.

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Between 3 October 2014 and 20 January 2019 she was Minister for Higher Education and Research.

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Between 3 October 2014 and 20 January 2019 she was Minister for Higher Education and Research.