International project funding open for hydropower students

Would you like to attend an international workshop on hydropower and environmental effects and learn from some of the best fish biologists in the world?  Master- and PhD students can now apply to join the HYCANOR project in Canada.

– This is a great opportunity for students to get international experience, work cross-disciplinary and receive guidance from top researchers, says Ingeborg Palm Helland, project leader and researcher at Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA).

HYCANOR (Partnership on Sustainable Hydropower in Canada and Norway) was set up to facilitate information and learning exchange between Canada and Norway on the issue of the sustainable development of hydropower.

As part of the HYCANOR meeting cycle, a workshop will be held in May 2020 in Kelowna, Canada. There are several openings for graduate student attendance, which will be fully funded by HYCANOR. 

The meeting will involve site visits to BC Hydro dam facilities, discussions of environmental design for hydro-power production and organization of students to produce an early draft of a pertinent literature review pertaining to one of the key research questions identified from a globally-based analysis of research priorities for the development of fish friendly hydropower.

– The focus in HYCANOR is on environmental effects of hydropower, but it is not necessary to be a biologist to apply, says Helland.

Students interested in attending should complete this brief application and submit it to:

Dr. Ingeborg Palm Helland via e-mail: Ingeborg.Helland@nina.no by January 30, 2020


Ingeborg Palm Helland (NINA)

Knut Alfredsen (NTNU)

About HydroCen

HydroCen is a Research Center for Environmentally friendly Energy. Our goal is to develop knew technology and knowledge so hydropower can meet new challenges and enable the transition to a fully renewable energy system.

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