We give you regularly updated news about polar research, management, expeditions, outreach, Arctic and Antarctic wildlife, and more.
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.
Fram Forum 2016 published
The magazine, published by the Fram Centre, provides an overview of current climate and environment research in the north. Comprising 120 pages, this year's edition is the biggest one yet.
Special offer: Geoscience Atlas of Svalbard
The Geoscience Atlas has approximately 170 maps, 400 photographs as well as concise explanatory texts. It collects data from a variety of geoscientific disciplines and topics in one book.
New geological map database
The Norwegian polar Institute's thematic map portal Svalbardkartet has been complemented with a geological map database constructed for the scale of 1:250 000.
New publication: Geoscience Atlas of Svalbard
The Norwegian Polar Institute has published "Geoscience Atlas of Svalbard", a book that provides information about geosciences in Svalbard.
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.
Norway in the Antarctic
The folder ”Norway in the Antarctic” is now available in a new and updated version.
Satellite imagery in TopoSvalbard
TopoSvalbard is now extended with a new map layer: satellite imagery.
Annual report 2012
The Norwegian Polar Institute's annual report provides an overview of the Institute's activities and publications from the past year.
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.
Great interest in free access to polar research
The Norwegian Polar Institute's peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal —Polar Research— has enjoyed over 100 000 full text downloads from its website during 2011, a mark of success for the journal’s move to open-access nearly one year ago.
Norwegian Polar Institute's annual report for 2010
The annual report addresses the the Institute activities, financial statements and publications of 2010. It includes articles about climate change in the Norwegian Arctic, the update of the management plan for the Barents Sea and areas off the Lofoten Islands, logistics in Antarctica, and sea birds and the new Norwegian Red List.
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.
International Symposium on Sea Ice peer-reviewed papers available
Peer-reviewed papers following the "International Symposium on Sea Ice" in Tromsø in June are now available online.
Winther selected as author of IPCC-report
Jan-Gunnar Winther, director of the Norwegian Polar Institute has been selected to contribute to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report.