News archive: 2012
Joint Norwegian and Japanese Commitment to Polar Research
The Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) and the Japanese National Institute for Polar Research (NIPR) chose today to strengthen their cooperation on polar research in the Arctic and Antarctic.
New Polar Bear tool
The Polar Bear Specialist Group has launched a new tool that lets you explore the health and status of the world´s polar bears.
Sea ice scientists from China have research stay in Tromsø
Two guest researchers from the Polar Research Institute of China in Shanghai are working this fall at the Norwegian Polar Institute.
Earthquake on Jan Mayen
A fairly strong earthquake shaked Jan Mayen yesterday, August 30th, at 1:43 p.m., and caused some minor damage at the station Olonkinbyen. The magnitude was determined to 6.6 by Norsar and 6.8 by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Students’ impressions from geological fieldwork in Svalbard
In July 2012 we spent one month in a field camp in northern Prins Karls Forland, Svalbard, as a part of NPI’s geological mapping programme.
ICE Ringed seals – 2nd (and final) field report
We are soon on our way south toward Longyearbyen, weather permitting, at the end of a successful expedition, which is the last field work for this project.
ICE Ringed seals 2012 First Field Report
The ICE Ringed seals project is back in Svalbard for a third and final season of tagging seals with satellite transmitters. 3 weeks in, the scientists have now completed fhe first phase of the 2012 fieldwork.
Discovery of subtropical coral reef in the vicinity of Ny Ålesund
During summer geological fieldwork on Spitsbergen, Dierk Blomeier and his current MSc student Thomas Goode (Southampton, UK) discovered a spectacular fossilised warm-water reef, perfectly exposed along the SW coast of Brøggerhalvøya.
Iron at sea can bury carbon for centuries
Dumping iron at sea can bury carbon for centuries, study shows.
Why Antarctica is melting?
Melting at the base of Antarctica's Fimbul Ice Shelf is driven by warm surface water, as well as intermittent pulses of warmer, deeper water.
TopoSvalbard-map in a bird's eye perspective
TopoSvalbard is now extended with a simple solution for viewing the map in a bird's eye perspective.
Spennende artikler og filmer på nettavis for miljø
Over 400 Miljøjournalistener på ungdomsskoler og videregående skoler over hele landet har deltatt som journalister og skrevet om lokale miljøutfordringer i sin kommune i 2011 og 2012.
Studying the sea ice from the northern tip of Alaska
Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) researchers are working in collaboration with their American colleagues to study the processes important to the melt of sea ice in the Arctic.
Newly discovered source of heat contributes to Antarctic melting
Sun-heated surface water contributes towards melting under ice shelves in Dronning Maud Land.
BarentsWatch portal goes live in Tromsø
The web portal BarentsWatch is a pioneering initiative to gather all the knowledge amassed by Norwegian management authorities concerning Norway’s coasts and seas.
Korea and the Arctic
NPI director Jan-Gunnar Winther visited Korea earlier this month to discuss joint research projects and related policies with the Korean government.
Children filled the Norwegian Polar Institute's library for exhibit opening
On 20 April, the library was filled by children from a daycare centre in Tromsø, who had contributed with drawings to an exhibit on Norwegian emigrants to Alaska.
Seabirds - sentinels of our seas
Seabirds have become the subject of focus and interest as never before for various reasons
New APECS director
Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) is proud to announce their new director, Dr. Alexey Pavlov.
New research activity on sea ice near the North Pole
Two scientists from the Norwegian Polar Institute returned recently from fieldwork at the Russian base Barneo, which is drifting on the sea ice in the vicinity of the North Pole.
Draw Balto the Dog!
The Norwegian Polar Institute is making an exhibition about Balto and the other sled dogs from the serum run to Nome in 1925, and we would like kids' drawings to the exhibition.
A window to the unknown: Lake Vostok has been confirmed opened
The Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) has received official confirmation from Russia that scientists have drilled through the ice to Lake Vostok, a lake under the Antarctic ice cap.