We give you regularly updated news about polar research, management, expeditions, outreach, Arctic and Antarctic wildlife, and more.
New executive director of Climate and Cryosphere Project (CliC)
Lawrence Hislop has been appointed as the new Executive Director of CliC.
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.
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.
International workshop on black carbon in snow
A seminar on black carbon in snow sampling, albedo effects and climate impact was recently organized in Tromsø.
15 million years old ice cover about to disappear
In 20 years, central parts of the Arctic Ocean might be ice-free for the first time in 14-15 million years.
A new Svalbard ice core
A team of scientists lead by Elisabeth Isaksson from the Norwegian Polar Institute and Margit Schwikowski from Paul Scherrer Institut (Switzerland) have together successfully recovered a 149 m deep ice core from Lomonosovfonna at 1200 m elevation.
High Mountain Glaciers and Challenges caused by Climate Change
The Norwegian Polar Institute is hosting a climate conference 8-10 June 2009 - initiated by the Norwegian Ministry of the Environment in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).