NORA REPORTS is a publication series in english about selected issues of interest for the countries in the NORA Region: the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and coastal Norway. NORA REPORTS is published by NORA - Nordic Atlantic Cooperation.
Abstract: The aim of the report is to give an insigth into the current status of electro-mobility in the North Atlantic region, and to review technical prospects and suggest potential actions to stimulate the use of electricity as transport energy. It is evident that it will only be possible to increase electric mobility when both public and private partners participate, implementing a common long term policy that supports gradual development, which eventually will be sustainable. Despite the arctic circumstances, Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands are in a unique position when it comes to expansion of the use of electric vehicles, as the local transportation network is relatively small and clean local energy sources are available.
Abstract: On April 5th 2011, the OECD Territorial Review of the NORA Region was published at the NORA REGION CONFERENCE 2011. At the conference, the OECD team behind the review presented their main findings and recommendations for the NORA Region, two Canadians gave a neighbours perspective about development in the North Atlantic, and three panels, with participants from the four NORA countries, discussed the issues of remoteness and connectivity, innovation and diversification, and the possibility of creating a macro-regional strategy for the NORA region. The conference report is a summary of the presentations, panel discussions and debates at the conference.
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Abstract: The report examines whether a different organization of the pelagic fishery (fishing for mackerel, herring, capelin and blue whiting) in Norway, Iceland and the Faroe Islands would make the industry more effective. The report analyses the fish stocks and the pelagic fishery regulations, both internationally and nationally, of the last years. Subsequently, a case study of the fishing fleets in the three countries is conducted. The results show that it would be profitable to have a joint fleet in the region, but that the advantage is not as great as expected.