NIERSC is a non-profit institute for Environmental and Climate Research. It was officially founded in 1992 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The vision of the Nansen Center is to understand, monitor, and predict climate and environmental changes in the high northern latitudes for serving the Society. NIERSC focuses on the following related research areas:
- Climate Variability and Change in High Northern Latitudes;
- Atmosphere-Ocean Interactions;
- Aquatic Ecosystems in Response to Global Change;
- Applied Meteorological and Oceanographic Research for Industrial Activities.
The Nansen Center contributes to Arctic ROOS with the satellite monitoring of sea ice and climate research results as well as MetOcean data, products, and services for users, namely methods for supporting navigation in the Northern Sea Route and other ice-covered seas, natural processes simulation/forecasting tools, monitoring coastal currents, wind and wave fields, oil spills, and icebergs based on satellite data processing and historical, in-situ and remote sensing data, and numerical modelling tools.