In addition to rewarding excellence in Arctic research, UiT, NNVA and TFS - through the Mohn Prize - wish to recognise the considerable contribution that Trond Mohn has made to research and research related activities and infrastructure at UiT. 

Photo: Herta Lampert / Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet

The Mohn Prize is named after Henrik Mohn, who in addition to being considered the founder of Norwegian meteorology, provided a number of Norwegian Polar expeditions (among them Fridtjof Nansen's expedition on the Fram from 1893 to 1896) with meteorological equipment. Henrik Mohn was also the first director general of the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, and he was the great uncle of Trond Mohn's father. 

Given the family connection, and the fact that Henrik Mohn was a pioneer in a field of research that is central to our understanding of Arctic processes, NNVA, TFS and UiT, when establishing a prize to recognise excellence in Arctic research, deemed it very fitting to name it The Mohn Prize.

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  • The Mohn Prize
  • c/o UiT The Arctic University of Norway
  • P.O. Box 6050 Langnes
  • 9037 Tromsø, Norway
  • info@mohnprize.no