VISTA for 25 years. The story of and exceptional partnership.

VISTA supports young researchers and professorships

The VISTA centre of Trondheim studies development of collaborative robotic systems

Nytt VISTA-senter i Trondheim

Knowledge of our oceans is still limited, not least, because detailed observations are far more challenging to carry out than, for example, in the atmosphere. Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) interacting with other robotic platforms on the surface, in the air and in space open up completely new opportunities for research and monitoring of the ocean space. Read more (...)


Bergen's VISTA centre models fluid flow in porous media

Bergen får et nytt VISTA-senter. (Foto: Diego Delso)

Professor of applied mathematics, Inga Berre at the University of Bergen, heads a VISTA research centre that will develop basic knowledge about how fluids flow in porous media. The knowledge can be applied to groundwater management, production of hydrocarbons and geothermal energy, subsurface storage of energy, and storage of CO2 or wastewater. Read more (...)


New VISTA Centers to be launched 15th and 16th October 

The Vista Centers will be formally launched at the University of Bergen and The Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. Chair of the board, Ole M. Sejersted will present the new centers on behalf of the VISTA-board. 


New VISTA Centers for future energy solutions

Photo: Visit Oslo/Saad ButtPhoto: Visit Oslo/Saad Butt
The VISTA board calls for proposals for new VISTA centers to be established i 2020. Two new centers will be funded by MNOK 5 annually for five years. Areas of research include basin analysis, future development solutions and sustainability, environment and low carbon solutions.

Naureen Akhtar wins the  Idekonkurransen 2017 prize

for her development of an environmentally friendly material that prevents the formation of is and frost on airplanes.  Watch the shortmovie about her project: 


Lars Hov Odsæter  - Vista scholar since 2013

Ever since he was a boy, Vista scholar Lars Hov Odsæter has enjoyed two things: skiing and maths. He made great strides in his research and a professional career in cross-country skiing, but finally it was maths that came out on top. Lars took his civil engineering degree in six and half years, specializing in industrial mathematics. He wrote his project paper and his master's thesis for Statoil.

Lars Hov Odsæter

Read the interview with Lars Hov Odsæter

Maria Amelie has interviewed Lars Hov Odsæter and five other VISTA scholars; Henrik Anfinsen, Charmain Hamilton, Casey William Nixon, Jack Leo and Elisa Magnanelli. Follow the above links to the interviews.

It has been a unique experience to get to know these young and talented researchers. As a journalist one usually interviews researchers who are at the end of their careers, when they have received prizes and become famous. I have met young people with passion and dedication for science, and I am sure we will hear more from them in the future. - Maria Amelie

Research Areas

VISTA supports at any time approximately 20 projects on PhD and Post Doc level, in addition to one VISTA professorship, within the research areas listed below. Close to NOK 25 million will be allocated to VISTA projects in 2018.


The two VISTA scholars Sissel Slettemark Mundal and Lars Løseth tell their stories:

Produced and directed by Olav Høgetveit


VISTA, looking forward

The VISTA seminar and the VISTA researcher day 2021

Lise Øvreås Foto: Ola Gamst Sæther

The VISTA seminar with invited researchers have discussed the consequences of harvesting resources from and in the ocean, in particular from the bottom of the ocean, also called the seabed. Not only discussing what the scientists already know, but also mapping uncertainties and what we need-to-know, and how new technologies can be sustainable in order to care take ocean health, was central for this year's international VISTA seminar.

(02.12.2021) More

VISTA seminar 2019

The annual VISTA seminar


The theme of the seminar was: global energy transition and the 1,5 degree target. 

(02.12.2021) More

Vista seminar 2018: Presentations

Robert Armstrong Vistaseminar 2018

This year's topic was "The Role of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in closing the carbon window". Presentations from the seminar are now available.

(20.11.2018) More


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