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Norwegian explorer of the Arctic and director of the League of Nations relief program for refugees of World War I (1861-1930)

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In 1893 Nansen initiated a plan to trace the polar current by allowing a specially built ship to freeze into the ice pack off eastern Siberia and to be carried across the Arctic Ocean to Spitsbergen by the currents.
Nansen embarked in 1893 on an arctic survey in his newly built research vessel Fram, specially designed to be frozen in the arctic ice for a drift of unknown duration across the top of the world.
Mrs Cath Rindl, headteacher at Nansen Primary School, said: "It was great fun coming to the Bullring bull statue and turning it Spotacular.
Norwegian Fridtjof Nansen and American Robert Peary, on the other hand, were quick to incorporate dogs into their expedition planning, both as a means of transportation and as food.
Norway's Nansen Remote Sensing Center Norsex SSM/1 data reveals latest sea ice levels are one standard deviation above normal and Antarctic ice has been above normal levels all year.
year's Nansen Refugee Award is the Society for Humanitarian Solidarity (SHS)
The company acquired the interests in the fields - Magnolia, Merganser, Nansen and Zia - from Devon Energy in 2010 as part of its acquisition of assets in the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil and Azerbaijan.
Integral Systems Europe (ISE) said on Wednesday it has been chosen to provide network monitoring and management systems to the Norwegian Navy's fleet of NANSEN class frigates and Netherlands Navy NAVSAT class frigates.
Summary: The British head of the UN Mine Action Program in South Lebanon and his 990-member team of de-miners will receive the 2008 Nansen Refugee Award for their courageous work in removing tons of deadly munitions that had prevented the safe return of hundreds of thousands of displaced people.
In September of 1893, Fridtjof Nansen and a crew on the schooner Fram attempted to be the first to reach the North Pole.
But, as polar veteran Pen Hadow explains, the most dramatic and brilliantly executed polar expedition of all time took place 20 years earlier, when Fridtjof Nansen led a Norwegian team in an attempt to reach the North Pole and traverse the Arctic Ocean
The 10 boats include Atlas, a small Woolwich motor-boat which was originally built for the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company in 1935, and Nansen II, a navigation tug built in 1951 which worked on the Severn.
Haas purchased the land for $40,000 in December 1999 from John Collins Rogers, John Collins Rogers III, the estate of Anna Nansen, Mary Sutton and Jo Anne James.
The Izar Ferrol shipyard celebrated the keel laying of the Fridtjof Nansen, the first of a series of five F-310 class frigates for the Royal Norwegian Navy.