Published: 02.12.2009

8,345 mio DKK granted for 16 projects

The Research Committee has decided to fund 16 research projects in 2009. The funded projects are Ph.d’s and other projects in the areas of Technology, Culture, Nature and Natural Resources, Social Sciences and Health.

The Research Council received a total of 46 proposals which applied for 35 millions DKK this year. There were several projects which were fundworthy, but had to be turned down due to the limiteds funds available.

Projects funded in 2009:
Project title
Recipient, Kind of project - Funding

Reducing Maritime Fuel Consumption using Power, Trim, and Rudder Optimization
Dánjal Jákup Jacobsen, Decision3, R&D - 389,453 DKK

Færøske gadenavne - et udsnit af det færøske stednavnekorpus
Kristin Magnussen, Fac. of Faroese Language and Literature, Univ. of the Faroe Islands, Ph.D. - 1,458,876 DKK

Culture and Conservation: A Comparative Study of Artisanal Whaling in the Faroe Islands and the Caribbean
Russel Fielding, Louisiana State University, Ph.D. - 140,800 DKK

Effects of flow, turbidity and prey distribution on prey detection by visual and olfactory predators
Ása Johannesen, Institute of Integrative and Comparative Biology, University of Leeds, Ph.D. - 691,901 DKK

Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) applied to Underwater Corrosion Studies
Hallur Simonsen, School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen, Ph.D. - 190,177 DKK

The fatty acid TTA in a dynamic production of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar)
Regin Arge, Aquaculture Research Station of the Faroes, Ph.D. - 171,000 DKK

Produksjonsoptimering av færøysk vår- og høstutsatt laks
Rúni Weihe, Havsbrún, R&D – 290,700 DKK

Operator algebras and dynamics
Gunnar Restorff, Fac. of Science and Technology, Univ. of the Faroe Islands, R&D - 132,769 DKK

Climatic control of blue whiting and mackerel at the Faroese Crossroads
Hjálmar Hátún, Faroe Marine Research Institute, Post.Doc. - 723,140 DKK

Annual variation in productivity on the Faroe Shelf during the 20th century
Una Matras,Faroe Marine Research Institute, R&D - 321.834 DKK

Styring av planktonproduksjonen i færoyske bassenger
Arne G. Kolbeinshavn, Aquaculture Research Station of the Faroes, R&D - 301,000 DKK

The Land of Maybe: Faroese Foreign Policy Decision-Making at the European Crossroads
Hugo L. Hansen, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent, Ph.D. - 443,440 DKK

The influence of genetic and environmental factors on Parkinson disease in the Faroe Islands
Maria Skaalum Petersen, Dep. of Occupational and Public Health, Post.Doc – 1,400,000 DKK

Genetisk basis for Idiopatisk Generaliseret Epilepsi (IGE) i befolkningen på Færøerne
Absalon Eysturoy, Main Hospital of the Faroe Islands,, R&D – 350,000 DKK

Genetiske risikofaktorer for paniksygdom
August G. Wang, Psyciatric Centre Amage, Denmarkr, Ph.D. – 1,200,000 DKK

Screening af færøske 9. klasses elever for type 2 diabetes risiko
May-Britt Skoradal Jacobsen, Main Hospital of the Faroe Islands, R&D - 140,000 DKK