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Fridtjof Nansen
Birthday
BirthplaceStore Frøen, Christiania, Norway
Died
Occupation
Scientist, explorer, humanitarian
EducationThe Royal Frederick University

Nansen

Fridtjof . 1861--1930, Norwegian arctic explorer, statesman, and scientist. He crossed Greenland (1888--89) and attempted to reach the North Pole (1893--96), attaining a record 86? 14ʹ N (1895). He was the League of Nations' high commissioner for refugees (1920--22): Nobel peace prize 1922
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During and after World War I Nansen concentrated his efforts on humanitarian and diplomatic activities.
The section ends with two more detailed accounts of the use of dogs by explorers Nansen and Peary.
The Nansen Refugee Award was created in 1954 in honour of Fridtjof Nansen,
BEIRUT: The British head of the UN Mine Action Program in South Lebanon and his 990-member team of de-miners will receive the 2008 Nansen Refugee Award for their courageous work in removing tons of deadly munitions that had prevented the safe return of hundreds of thousands of displaced people.
To me, Fridtjof Nansen is not only the father of modern polar exploration, but the ultimate explorer.
Given such turmoil, he said the committee ``considered it right and appropriate'' to pick Mother Teresa to remind the world that ``love of one's neighbor is realistic policy,'' citing the words of another Nobel Peace Prize winner, Norwegian scientist and humanist Fridtjof Nansen.
The day before beginning a 2-month survey of the moon, the Clementine spacecraft trained its four cameras on a north polar region of the lunar surface that includes part of a 100-kilometer-wide crater called Nansen.
The companies cooperated to develop the world's first application of truss spars at the Kerr-McGee-operated Nansen and Boomvang fields in 2001.
Nansen Primary and Rockwood Academy - formerly known as Park View - were deemed 'inadequate' when they each received their last full inspection in April 2014.
Cath Rindl has been interim head teacher at the school since April 2015 and will take on the position permanently from This is incredible and testament hard work of involved in of Nansen.
Akmal was until recently the chairman of governors at Nansen Primary.
A monument dedicated to Norwegian polar researcher, public figure and humanitarian Fridtjof Nansen was unveiled in Bulgaria's capital Sofia on Friday.