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
Norway in the Antarctic
The folder ”Norway in the Antarctic” is now available in a new and updated version.
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.
NPI seminar: Antarctic environments portal: Bridging the science–policy divide
Speaker: Birgit Njaastad, Norwegian Polar Institute.
NPI seminar: Long-term monitoring of ground vegetation on Svalbard
Results from the pilot project is presented. The aim of surveillance is to document the effects of climate change and possible wear on ground vegetation due to increased human activity in the archipelago.
Symposium: Assessing vulnerability of flora and fauna in polar areas
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.
Workshop: Towards a coordinated Research and Monitoring Programme for Ny-Ålesund
Workshop with the aim of taking the first steps towards implementation of one coordinated, multi-disciplinary Research and Monitoring Programme for Ny-Ålesund