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Approved projects within NILS Science and Sustainability Programme

Bachelor and Master Students from Spanish institutions in Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein (Stud Instit 2013)

Madrid1 Barcelona1 Tarragona1 Valencia1 Valladolid1 Coruna1 Vigo1


  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid. 40 students
  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. 15 students
  • Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. 6 students


  • Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona. 33 students
  • Universidad de Barcelona. 25 students
  • Universitat Ramon Llull. 8 students


  • Universitat Rovira i Virgili. 5 students


  • Universitat de Valencia. 49 students


  • Universidad de Valladolid. 9 students

A Coruña

  • Universidad de A Coruña. 6 students


  • Universidad de Vigo. 5 students

Research Projects individual and coordinated mobility (ABEL IM-CM 2013)

Galicia2 Madrid2 Aragon2 Cataluna2 Baleares2 Valencia2 Andalucia2


  • Universidad de A Coruña. 1 project
    • Neus Marí - University of Oslo. Evolutionary genomics of Atlantic cod.
  • Universidad de Santiago. 1 project
    • Julio González –Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Efficient management of energy resources.


  • Universidad de Zaragoza. 1 project
    • Francisco J. Gaspar -University of Bergen (Norway). Numerical simulation in deformable porous media for carbon dioxide storage.


  • Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. 1 project
    • Victoria Reyes –Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Field experiments to design effective climate and forest policies.
  • Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya. 2 projects
    • Josep Maria Rosell –University of Adger (Norway). Active control of vibrations in structures subject to multidirectional dynamic excitations.
  • Centro de Investigación en Nanociencia y Nanotecnología (CSIC-ICN). 1 project
    • Anna Magraso-U. of Oslo. Nanno-sized proton conductors for environmentally friendly fuel cells.
  • Instituto del Diagnóstico Ambiental y Estudios del Agua (IDAEA-CSIC). 1 project
    • Cinta Porte-U. of Bergen (Norway). Assessment of the toxicity of sediments from the Mediterranean basin.


  • Universidad de les Illes Balears. 1 project
    • Marta Monjo -U. of Oslo.Development of novel coating strategies of medical devices for improved osseointegration.

Comunidad Valenciana

  • Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. 4 projects
    • David Moner-Norwegian Centre for integrated care. Archetype-based querying for electronic health record data retrieval
    • Sandra Morales-U. of Stavanger (Norway). Retinal disease screening through local binary patterns.
    • Valeriana Naranjo-U. of Stavanger (Norway). Retinal disease screening through learning dictionaries.
    • Sergio Belda-Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (Norway). New perspectives for rethinking climate change from grassroots social innovation.
  • Universidad de Alicante. 2 projects
    • Pablo Sánchez-Norwegian Institute for Nature Research. Application of generalized mixed model for indicator effects of aquaculture on wild fish.
    • Kilian Toledo-Norwegian Institute for Nature Research. Data-mining for modelling aquaculture-fisheries synergies over wild fish assemblages.
  • Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos (IATA-CSIC). 1 project
    • Gaspar Pérez-Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Molecular interactions modulating gut microbiota.


  • Universidad de Córdoba. 2 projects
    • Manuel José Rodríguez-Norwegian University of Life Sciences. The effect of reducing the expression level of penicillin-binding proteins of the pneumococcal surface proteome.
    • Joaquín Olivares-U. of Oslo. Cognitive radio with Medium Reservation in hospital environments.
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  • Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiología de Sevilla (IRNAS-CSIC). 1 project
    • Juan Miguel González-U. of Bergen (Norway). Integrative analysis of extremophiles in search for new biotechnological solutions.


  • Universidad Complutense. 14 projects
    • Ana Carpio-U. of Iceland. Multiscale description of biofilms in flows.
    • Carlos Pérez-U. of Oslo. Laminations with complex manifolds with singularities.
    • Isabel Cervantes-Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Genomic selection applications under simulation.
    • Álvaro de Pascual-U. of Bergen (Norway). Implementation of analog searching methodology to generate new members in an ensemble prediction system.
    • Inés María Gómez-U. of Adger (Norway). Teachers’ professional knowledge: aspects of affect and mathematical modeling processes.
    • Luis Durán-Simula. Understanding multidecadal modulations of Atlantic and Pacific interanual impacts.
    • Belén Rodríguez-U. of Bergen (Norway). Understanding multidecadal modulations of Atlantic and Pacific interanual impacts.
    • Rafael Caballero-U. of Oslo. Debugging relational database queries with multiset constraints.
    • Gregorio Tirado-Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Solving dynamic and stochastic routing and scheduling problems in maritime transportation.
    • Israel Fernández-U. of Oslo. Oxidative stress, superoxide anion.
    • David de Frutos-U. of Reykiavik (Iceland). Formal methods for the development and evaluation of sustainable systems.
    • Ana Cremades-Institute for Energy Technology (Norway). Sustainable oxide materials and nano-structures for energy related applications.
    • José Aracil-Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Biodiesel production of aviation.
    • José María Maroto-Norwegian School of Economics (Norway). Stochastic bioeconomic and population dynamics modeling of collapsed fisheries.
  • Universidad Politécnica. 1 project
    • Alba Ramos-Institute for Energy Technology (Norway). Comparison of heat losses model of state-of-the-art chemical vapor deposition reactors.
  • Universidad Autónoma. 1 project
    • José Juan Sánchez-Telemark University College (Norway). Health risks of cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins in Norway and Spain.
  • Universidad Carlos III. 3 projects
    • Luis Francisco López-U. of Iceland. Quantum transport in terahertz detectors.
    • Martin Fodstad-Norwegian Institute for agricultural and environmental research. Robotics for sustainable farming of high-value crops in Norway.
    • Magdalena Díaz-U. of Bergen (Norway).
  • Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (INTA). 1 project
    • Mª Ángeles Aguilera-Matis Biotech. Microbial communities of intertidal geothermal extreme habitats.
  • CSIC-Centro Nacional de Biotecnología. 1 project
    • José J. Sánchez-U. of Stavanger (Norway). The specificity of the protein phosphatase 2ª heterotirmer in plant signaling.
  • Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia. 1 project
    • Mariano Rincón-U. of Oslo. Automated segmentation and disease progression analysis of focal brain pathology using algorithms.


Galicia3 Leon3 Vasco3 Aragon3 Cataluna3 Madrid3 Valencia3 Murcia3 Andalucia3


  • Universidad de A Coruña. 7 projects
    • Manuel García-Norwegian University of Life Sciences. A new hypothesis testing approach based on mathematical parameters to detect family relationships.
    • Pablo Fernández-Norwegian Center for stem cell Research. Role of microRNAs in chondrogenic differentiation of stem cells to repair cartilage injuries.
    • Julio Parapar-Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Combining morphological and molecular tools to unravel cryptic diversity in NE Atlantic waters.
    • María Pan-Institute Marine Research (Iceland). Genetic studies on the edible crab with implications for fisheries management.
    • Niels Einarsson-Stefansson Arctic Institute (Iceland). Fish, people and property rights: Social implications of fisheries governance from the North-Atlantic Arctic to Galicia.
    • Ramón Muiño- Stefansson Arctic Institute (Iceland). Fish, people and property rights: Social implications of fisheries governance from the North-Atlantic Arctic to Galicia.
    • Duarte Fernández- Stefansson Arctic Institute (Iceland). Fish, people and property rights: Social implications of fisheries governance from the North-Atlantic Arctic to Galicia.
  • Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas CSIC (Vigo). 1 project
    • Stefan Aki Ragnarson-Marine Research Institute. Associations between fish and three-dimensional seabed habitats within Icelandic waters.

Castilla y León

  • Universidad de Salamanca. 1 project
    • Alberto Orfao-U. of Oslo. Deciphering the relevance of intracellular signaling pathways in leukemia.


  • Universidad de Zaragoza. 1 project
    • José Antonio Domínguez-Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Integration of wave and wind marine energy farms in electric power networks.

País Vasco

  • Universidad del País Vasco. 2 projects
    • Harkaitz Eguiraun-Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Systems Aquaculture: Implementation of biological systems within intelligent aquaculture structures.
    • Esther Acha-Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Hydrogen production method comparison.


  • Universidad de Girona. 3 projects
    • Emma Soy-Norwegian Institute for Nature Research. Mapping cultural ecosystem services at community level in Oslo Municipality.
    • Sergi Nuss-Norwegian Institute for Nature Research. Relevance of Oslo’s green-blue infrastructure on local perception.
    • Josep Lloret-U. of Iceland. Impact of global change on exploited fish resources.
  • Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. 3 projects
    • Zora Kovacic-U. of Bergen (Norway). The use of quantitative science for governance.
    • Françoise Bretón-The Arctic University of Norway. Socio-environmental approach on whales’ vulnerability in Norway and the Arctic region.
    • Silvia Gómez-U. of Oslo. Reshaping the access to the resources in times of crisis.
  • Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña. 3 projects
    • María Gonçalves-Norwegian Meteorological Institute. Radiative effect due to aerosol on the Mediterranean climate.
    • Francesc Soriguera-Institute of Transport Economics (Norway). Driver feedback mobile app-a tool for road safety improvement.
    • Damiano Rotondo-Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Detection and estimation of icing in aerodynamical systems using LPV methods.
  • Universidad de Barcelona. 1 project
    • Manuel Fernández-U. of Norland. Long-term forward thinking for a green economy.
  • IDAEA-CSIC. 1 project
    • Cinta Porte-Akvaplan NIVA. Sublethal effects on marine diesel on Arctic scallop fitness.
  • Universidad Pompeu Fabra. 1 project
    • Monserrat Sole-U. of Oslo. Labor social rights in economic liberalism.
  • Universidad Rovira i Virgili. 1 project
    • Moserrat Marqués-Norwegian University of Life Science. Climate change impact on the occurrence of PAH transformation products in Arctic soils.

Comunidad Valenciana

  • Universidad de Alicante. 2 projects
    • Marco Antonio López-U. of Bergen (Norway). Environment, Games and Endowment Exchange.
    • Pablo Arechavala-Norwegian Institute for Marine Research. Modeling sea trout populations infected by sea lice in Norwegian fjords.
  • Universidad de Valencia. 1 project
    • Marta Giménez-U. of Oslo. Thinking emotions mindfully.
  • Universidad Jaume I (Castellón). 1 project
    • María Jesús Múñoz-U. of Oslo. Fuzzy mathematics for evaluating environmental impacts in wearing apparel companies.
  • Universidad Católica de Valencia San Vicente Mártir. 1 project
    • Francisco Javier Romero-U. of Oslo. Autophagy in the eye: implications of oxidative stress.


  • Universidad de Murcia. 1 project
    • Pilar Gómez-Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Interactions between natural stressors and pollutant exposure in nestling birds of prey.
  • Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia. 1 project
    • Horacio Pérez Sánchez-Nordic High Performance Center (Iceland). Discovery of novel blood anticoagulants using hybrid artificial intelligence techniques.


  • Universidad de Sevilla. 1 project
    • Manuel Félix-Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Development of bioactive gels based on protein by products from crayfish processing industry.
  • Universidad de Cádiz. 2 projects
    • María Luz Gandarias-Norwegian School of Economics. Conservation laws of differential equations beyond Lagragian methods.
    • María de los Santos- Norwegian School of Economics. Conservation laws of differential equations beyond Lagragian methods.
  • Universidad de Granada. 1 project
    • Guillermo Maraver-The Arctic University of Norway. Sustainable development as an innovation opportunity in management model of public organizations.
  • Universidad de Málaga. 1 project
    • María José Altamirano-Matis Biotech (Iceland). Identifying sensitive and non-sensitive intertidal microbial communities to climate change.


  • Universidad Complutense. 13 projects
    • David Palacios-Iceland Institute of Natural History. Modeling the impact of climate change on the cryosphere in two mountains: Trollaskagi (Iceland) and the Pyrenees (Spain).
    • Nuria de Andrés- Iceland Institute of Natural History. Modeling the impact of climate change on the cryosphere in two mountains: Trollaskagi (Iceland) and the Central Range (Spain).
    • Ana Patricia Pérez-Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The use of treated aggregates in pavements to reduce the action of snow/ice.
    • Elsa Mohino-U. of Bergen (Norway). Impact of Pacific sea surface temperature anomalies on the tropical Atlantic.
    • Carlos Pérez-U. of Oslo. Laminations by complex manifolds with singularities.
    • Antonio Óscar Garnica-U. of Oslo. Evolvable hardware-based digital filter to handle patient and sensor variability in glucose sensor.
    • Esther Wirth-U. of Oslo. The exploitation of hydrocarbons in Norway.
    • Mauricio Alcolea-Nofima AS. Research on inhibitors of HIV virus.
    • Carlos Vicente Ruiz-U. of Iceland. Flows and blows of the Icelandic past.
    • Francisco Javier Cao-U. of Bergen. Stochastic dynamics in ecology.
    • María Belén Rodríguez-Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (Norway). Impact of the Atlantic mean state on modulating tropical interbasin coupling.
    • Luis Dinis-U. of Bergen (Norway). Development of the human component in the Open Malaria Warning model.
    • Iría Noa de la Fuente-U. of Bergen (Norway). The homeless: an analysis of new social inequality processes.
  • Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. 1 project
    • Patricia Arrogante-Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Biomass estimations by LiDar and multiangular information from MISR sensor data.
  • Universidad Carlos III. 3 projects
    • José Carlos Castillo-Institute for Marine Research. Automatic detection of behavioral patterns in herring.
    • Daniel Catalán-U. of Tromso (Norway). Sustainability of cardiology services.
    • Daniel Catalán-Bergen University College (Norway). Searching for communication strategies to promote physiotherapy in mental health.
  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. 1 project
    • Erik Gómez-Norwegian Institute for Nature Research. Integrating knowledge, methods and data from ecosystem service assessments in Spain and Norway.
  • Universidad de Alcalá. 2 projects
    • Elena Carneros-Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute. Regulation of gene expression in epigenetically contrasted conifer epitypes.
    • Juan Gerardo Alcázar-Sintef (Noruega). Detection of similarities of rational space curves.
  • IMDEA Energía. 1 project
    • Javier Dufour-Institute for Energy Technology (Norway). Checking the actual sustainability of renewables.
  • Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas ICMAT. 1 project
    • María Barbero-U. of Bergen. Discrete mechanics, geometric integration and Lie-Butcher series.
  • Instituto Nacional Geográfico. 1 project
    • María Ángeles Benito-U. of Iceland. Interpretation of surface deformation in volcanic areas.
  • Universidad Pontifica de Comillas. 1 project
    • Sonja Wogrin-Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Combining real options and mathematical bilevel programming.