Norway's central governmental institution for scientific research, mapping and environmental monitoring in the Arctic and the Antarctic. The Institute advises Norwegian authorities on matters concerning polar environmental management and is the official environmental management body for Norway's Antarctic territorial claims. More about us
Updated GIS package: Quantarctica
Quantarctica, a free GIS package for Antarctica, has been released in an updated version.
Surge of the century
Radar satellite images have been collected nearly daily since 2010 over Austfonna, the largest glacier in Svalbard, and in Europe. This imagery has been put together in a film to show a glacier "surge".
New seabed sediment map for the Barents Sea
The new map "Seabed sediments of the Barents Sea" has been web-published on www.ngu.no and BarentsPortal.
Polar cooperation between South Korea and Norway
Today leaders of the Korea Polar Research Institute and the Norwegian Polar Institute signed an agreement regarding a joint research centre at the premises of the Norwegian Polar Institute at the Fram Centre in Tromsø, Norway.
Research Scientists in Tromsø will be present.
Workshop for scientists interested in atmospheric research in Ny-Ålesund or linking that to other sites at Svalbard and beyond.
An international symposium to focus on methods and tools to assess vulnerability of marine and terrestrial flora and fauna to impact from various factors in polar areas.