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  • 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.

  • Geographical names in the Arctic and Antarctica

    Do you know that the origin of the name Antarctica is "anti-Arctic"? Or that Svalbard is the name for the whole archipelago, including Bjørnøya (Bear Island), Hopen and Kvitøya? The Name Committee for Norwegian Polar Regions is the formal body that approves names in Norwegian polar areas.