Research partners

NORCE is a new and forward-looking research institute, with expertise in a wide range of fields and strong communities of knowledge. We deliver research and innovation in energy, health care, climate, the environment, society and technology. Our solutions address key challenges for society and contribute to value creation on the local, national and global levels.

NORCE is one of Norway's largest independent research institutes, and has 700 employees, 1 500 projects, an annual turnover of NOK 890 million, and some 500 scientific publications per year.

If we include NORCE's subsidiaries, the group has 800 employees from around the world. The group's knowledge is represented in several countries, and its turnover is over NOK 1 billion.NORCE's main office is in Bergen, and the group has a strong presence in Haugesund, Stavanger, Kristiansand, Grimstad and Oslo.
The Department of Petroleum Engineering of the University of Stavanger is a leading centre for education of petroleum engineers and for petroleum engineering research in Norway and internationally. The department has about 60 faculty members and staff. Current enrolment is about 40 PhD students, 110 master students, and 350 undergraduate students. The study program ”Master of Science in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering” was elected to be the best geoscience program in Norway.
The University of Bergen is involved in the project via the Porous Media Group at the Department of Mathematics. The group is actively involved in research and education, and has at any time about 10 PhD students and 10 master students. Educated PhD and master students enter careers in industry and research institutions. The group’s research activities range from application-specific topics within geothermal energy, enhanced oil recovery and CO2 storage, to fundamental questions within modeling and simulation of porous media flows.
The University of Stuttgart is a leading German research university with a global presence. It is particularly strong in engineering and the sciences and has a proud history in research on computational modeling and simulation. Its current commitment to advancing the field of simulation is reflected by 5 DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centres and 3 DFG-funded Research Training Groups conducting research in this area. The Stuttgart Centre for Simulation Sciences (SC SimTech) acts as a central hub for these activities. In particular, it forms the institutional and organizational framework for research in the DFG-funded Cluster of Excellence Simulation Technology (SimTech). The research groups at the IWS and IANS  of the University of Stuttgart constitute key members of the ISNPIRE project.
The Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) at the University of Heidelberg hosts the Heidelberg Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational Methods for the Sciences (HGS MathComp) which is the only graduate school in Germany to focus on the complex topic of Scientific Computing. Placed in a vibrating research environment, the school is funded by the German Excellence Initiative and offers a uniquely structured interdisciplinary education for PhD students. The program enables students to pursue innovative PhD projects with a strong application-oriented focus anywhere from mathematics, physics and chemical engineering sciences to cultural heritage.
The Université Nice Sophia Antipolis as part of Université Cote d’Azur which has won a label of excellence (IDEX) from the french national research agency in 2016. The department of Mathematics J. A. Dieudonné is a joint CNRS-University University Côte d’Azur unit. It has a strong partnership with the Inria research centre Sophia Antipolis Méditerannée, with 5 joint teams. The department hosts faculties of the University (with teaching duties) and full-time researchers from CNRS or Inria: currently there are 83 faculties and 28 researchers. Moreover, there are 87 post-doc and PhD students affiliated to the department. The scientific activity of the department covers a wide spectrum of mathematics, from the most fundamental to very applied topics, with direct interaction with other sciences and engineering. The department counts 4 ERC awardees, 1 member of the French Academy of Sciences and 8 members of the Institut Universitaire de France (2011-2016).
BRGM is France’s reference public institution for Earth Science applications in the management of surface and subsurface resources and risks. Scientific research at the BRGM is focused on furthering geological knowledge and understanding surface and subsurface phenomena. With over 200 projects each year in 35 countries, BRGM works across the globe towards enduring protection for people and resources. The key issue at stake is to meet the challenges of global change. Building on geology as its core competence, BRGM develops expert knowledge in resource management, risk management and innovative ecotechnologies. In addition, BRGM supports higher education training programmes in the geosciences and offers continued professional training.