We give you regularly updated news about polar research, management, expeditions, outreach, Arctic and Antarctic wildlife, and more.
Marine litter knows no borders
The Northern Sea Route is alive and well
The freak warm Arctic weather is unusual, but getting less so
The Arctic has been unusually warm since the beginning of 2018. In the past week air temperatures have hovered around 20℃ above normal or even higher.
A big step forward for international research cooperation in Svalbard
New Version of Quantarctica released
Making the Arctic accessible for excellent science
The end of a long tradition
Glider through Arctic and Atlantic water masses on the coast of Svalbard
Calving glaciers in Kongsfjorden – important foraging areas for fishes, seabirds and seals
Annual Report 2016 published
Allison Bailey has successfully defended her Ph.D.
Navigating tomorrow's Arctic
The Green Arctic – Plants as cornerstones in terrestrial ecosystems
Geological map of Svalbard for smartphones
If you're looking for a geological map of Svalbard, you'll no longer need to purchase printed maps, nor rely on mobile service. A GPS-enabled smartphone will suffice.
Research gives new knowledge about the Atlantic overturning circulation
Scientist Laura de Steur of the Norwegian Polar Institute and her colleague Femke de Jong have done research that contributes to understanding the process of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC).