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
The Arctic climate is important for the global climate, and in recent years major changes have been observed, including decreased ice cover. Climate change will affect both ecosystems and communities in the north.
Through our scientific research, monitoring and counselling, we provide knowledge to the Norwegian Government that helps decision-makers ensure that the Arctic is developed sustainably.
In addition to running research efforts and operating Troll station, The Norwegian Polar Institute is also Norway's competent environmental authority in Antarctica, and responsible for management of all Norwegian activities. All Norwegian subjects planning activities in Antarctica must first contact the Institute.
All activities in and visits to Antarctica must be done in accordance with the regulations set forth in the document on safety protection of the environment in Antarctica. Read the regulations summary
Three Projects Named as Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund Inaugural Grant Recipients
Whales, penguins and krill will be studied by scientists from five different countries as thanks to grants awarded to three groups of researchers by the Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund (AWR).
Workshop about taking the next step to the snow research
The main idea of this workshop was to bring mostly early career and young researchers focusing on different thematics related to snow: physic, chemistry, microbiology and glaciology.
New film from the thin ice studies in the Arctic: N-ICE2015
Now you can watch a film from the project.
NPI seminar: A Summary of the ICECAPS Experiment at Summit Station, Greenland
Von Walden, Norwegian Polar Institute / Washington State University
FRAM Science Days
FRAM Science Days er en konferanse for forskere som arbeider med emner innenfor Framsenterets flaggskip. Konferansen arrangeres for første gang i år og årets tema er «Multi-stressors in the Arctic Marine Ecosystem».