We give you regularly updated news about polar research, management, expeditions, outreach, Arctic and Antarctic wildlife, and more.
Keep up to date: Subscribe to our news feed (RSS)
The Green Arctic – Plants as cornerstones in terrestrial ecosystems
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).
Institute Director featured in documentary on climate change
Director of the Norwegian Polar Institute, Dr. Jan-Gunnar Winther, participated in a two-part documentary on climate change, "Warmer", which premiered on the ABS-CBN News Channel in the Philippines 28 March 2016.
Polar bears in Svalbard in good condition – so far
The Norwegian Polar Institute has carried out a counting of polar bears in Svalbard. The results show that there are probably more polar bears than the last time the bears were counted.
New executive director of Climate and Cryosphere Project (CliC)
Lawrence Hislop has been appointed as the new Executive Director of CliC.
New film from the thin ice studies in the Arctic: N-ICE2015
Now you can watch a film from the project.
The Climate and Cryosphere Project (CliC) has released its 2014 Annual Report
CliC aims to improve understanding of the cryosphere and its interactions with the global climate system.
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.
Newly discovered source of heat contributes to Antarctic melting
Sun-heated surface water contributes towards melting under ice shelves in Dronning Maud Land.
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.
Clouds halve the climatic effect of bare ocean
Dwindling sea ice in the Arctic is given a key role in climate change and is feared as a driver of global warming.
Report on the Expected Arctic Sea Ice Minimum
Monthly reports released throughout the summer summarize all available data and observations. Read the July report here.
Accellerated melting in the Arctic
The ice in the Arctic is melting more rapid than expected, and may lead to a sea level rise of 1,5 metres by the year 2100.
New report: Climate Change in the Norwegian Arctic - Implications for life in the North
NorACIA (Norwegian Arctic Climate Impact Assessment) report "Climate change in the Arctic. Consequences for life in the north", is translated into English.