We give you regularly updated news about polar research, management, expeditions, outreach, Arctic and Antarctic wildlife, and more.
The Northern Sea Route is alive and well
Making the Arctic accessible for excellent science
N-ICE2015 is moving ahead
65 scientists from 22 institutions and 10 countries gather in Malangen, Norway to present and discuss the first analyses of data from N-ICE2015.
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.
South Pole Jubilee Celebration begins
The Norwegian Polar Institute’s Centenary Expedition South Pole 1911–2011 is participating at the South Pole 14 December, after Jan-Gunnar Winther and Stein P. Aasheim were flown to the South Pole late Monday night.
Equipping seals with satellite transmitters: The second field season
Ringed seals and bearded seals are being equipped with advanced satellite transmitters, which will provide scientists with detailed information about the life of the seals and how they adapt to climate change.
Getting ready for season two of ICE Fimbul Ice Shelf
Preparations for a second season on ICE Fimbul Ice Shelf are well underway. All the equipment, both scientific and personal, is packed into 25 metal zarges boxes, already on their way south.
Ringed seals in the Arctic Ocean
Nine ringed seals are now swimming around with brand new, advanced satellite transmitters. One is already at 84 degrees North, far into the ice of the Arctic Ocean.
Ringed seal equipped with advanced satellite tag
A ringed seal has for the first time been equipped with a new advanced satellite tag, in northern Svalbard.
Ringed seals and ICE
In the ICE Ecosystems’ ringed seal project we will take a closer look at the ringed seals in Svalbard.
The ocean beneath the Fimbul Ice Shelf is cold
The warm deep water found over deep water outside the Fimbul Ice Shelf does not flow directly into the cavity under the ice shelf.
Today the expedition arrived at the site M1, where the first hole will be drilled through the ice shelf. The trip here was challenging.
A new image mosaic of the Fimbul Ice Shelf
A mosaic of high resolution mages gives a detailed view of the Fimbul Ice Shelf.
The glaciologists at the Fimbul Ice Shelf
Glaciology is traditionally a male dominated field, however the glaciologists participating in the expedition to the Fimbul Ice Shelf are all women.