We give you regularly updated news about polar research, management, expeditions, outreach, Arctic and Antarctic wildlife, and more.

  • 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.

  • Annual Report 2015 published

    The Annual Report 2015 gives an overview of the Norwegian Polar Institute’s activities and achievements, financing and publications for 2015. It is in Norwegian with a summary in English. All captions and articles are in English as well as Norwegian.

  • Research vessel Kronprins Haakon taking shape

    The construction of the new Norwegian research vessel Kronprins Haakon is taking shape in Italy. The main engines and the largest winch for the scientific work were recently placed on board.

  • Nalân Koç takes over as research director at the Norwegian Polar Institute

    Nalân Koç has been appointed as the new research director at the Norwegian Polar Institute. She will be the Institute’s first female research director.

  • Chinese visitors at the research village of Ny-Ålesund

    Research director Kim Holmén was among those who received the Chinese delegation that recently visited the research village of Ny-Ålesund in Svalbard.

  • Jan-Gunnar Winther continues as director of the Norwegian Polar Institute

    Today, Director Jan-Gunnar Winther was appointed by the King in Council to his second term of 6 years as director of the Norwegian Polar Institute.

  • 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.

  • Violation of Antarctic regulations

    The Norwegian Polar Institute, as the competent authority, has made a decision to formally report the expedition leader of the Berserk expedition to Norwegian prosecuting authorities for violation of the Antarctic regulations.

  • 2010 Antarctic International Film Festival

    The crew at the Norwegian Polar Institute’s Troll Base in Dronning Maud Land has made a contribution to the 2010 Antarctic International Film Festival.

  • Centre for Ice, Climate & Ecosystems (ICE) now officially opened

    The new centre ICE at the Norwegian Polar Institute was officially opened by the Minister of the Environment Erik Solheim 17 March 2009. The research focus of ICE is ice, climate and ecosystems.

  • Prof. Rudolf H. Drent has passed away

    Prof. Rudolf H. Drent (Rudi Drent) from University of Groningen died on 9 September 2008, aged 71. He was active in research to the very end.

  • Thesis defence for researcher at the Norwegian Polar Institute

    Janne E. Søreide successfully defended her Dr. scientarium at the Norwegian College of Fishery Science, University of Tromsø, on 30 March, 2007. Janne has been supervised at the Norwegian Polar Institute during both her Masters and her Doctoral studies, and has been a member og the ARCTOS Ph.D. school.

  • Wiley-Blackwell Publishes Polar Research for the Norwegian Polar Institute

    Oxford, UK, March 29, 2007 - Global publisher, Wiley-Blackwell, which is part of John Wiley & Sons Inc., today announced publication of Polar Research, Issue 1, Volume 26, on behalf of the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI).