The Nobel Peace Prize 1922
Zoologist - Neuroscientist, Polar Explorer, Oceanographer, Humanitarian. 'Nansen Passports' for stateless refugees. Despite Russia then being suspect in Western nations, relief for 7,000,000 to 22,000,000 Russians dying of famine.
Ministered to refugees - methods became classic: custodial care, repatriation, rehabilitation, resettlement, emigration, integration.
Love of mankind is politics in practice.
A sample Nansen passport
Nansen Neuroscience Network - Connecting brain science and industry.
The Nansen Neuroscience Lectures (NNL) are organized in conjunction with Fridtjof Nansen's birthday to commemorate his fundamental contribution to neuroscience. Organizers: University of Oslo, the Nansen Neuroscience Network (NNN), and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (DNVA).
Nansen refugee Award
Fridtjof Nansen Medal. This medal has been established by the Division on Ocean Sciences in recognition of the scientific achievements of Fridtjof Nansen. It will be awarded for distinguished research in Oceanography.
The Nansen Initiative
Location of Nansen as seen from above the lunar north pole
Nansen Bottle, Tools of the Oceanographer: Sampling Equipment.
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'Norwegian stamp with Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer who was first to reach the South Pole on December 14 1911, 33 days before Scott (Stanley Gibbons no 392, Scott no 287). When Amundsen left Norway he sailed in Nansen's old ship Fram (Norwegian for Forward), which is also shown. Fram was a unique vessel designed for Nansen to resist the extreme pressures of pack ice in the polar regions. Amundsen had studied medicine for a period but withdrew to go to sea.' Source: L F Haas, J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2003.
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Name: Fridtjof Nansen
Birth: 10 October 1861, Kristiania (now Oslo), Norway
Death: 13 May 1930, Oslo, Norway
Residence at the time of the award: Norway
Role: Originator of "Nansen passports" (for refugees), Norwegian Delegate, Société des Nations, Explorer, Scientist
Field: humanitarian work
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