Norwegian Geographical Society

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The Norwegian Geographical Society (in Norwegian: Det norske geografiske Selskab) is a Norwegian learned society founded in 1889.[1] Among the initiators was geologist Hans Henrik Reusch, who chaired the society from 1898 to 1903, and again from 1907 to 1909, and was also an honorary member.[2] In a speech at the society in January 1890 polar researcher Fridtjof Nansen proposed the Fram expedition, an attempt to reach the North Pole, and the building of the polar ship Fram.[3]

The society has issued the journal Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift from 1926.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Geografiske selskaper". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 6 October 2009. 
  2. ^ Bryhni, Inge. "Hans Henrik Reusch". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 6 October 2009. 
  3. ^ Brox, Karl H. "Fridtjof Nansen". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 6 October 2009.