We give you regularly updated news about polar research, management, expeditions, outreach, Arctic and Antarctic wildlife, and more.
BarentsWatch portal goes live in Tromsø
The web portal BarentsWatch is a pioneering initiative to gather all the knowledge amassed by Norwegian management authorities concerning Norway’s coasts and seas.
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.
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.
Press release: Management plan for the Norwegian part of the Barents Sea and Lofoten
The knowledge basis for the update of the “Integrated Management Plan for the Norwegian Part of the Barents Sea and the areas outside Lofoten” presented today.
BarentsPortal: A joint Norwegian - Russian environmental data portal for the Barents Sea
BarentsPortal is a project developed under the Joint Norwegian - Russian Commission on Environmental Cooperation. The background for the portal is a report on the Barents Sea ecosystem published in December 2009.
Barents Sea 2007 – high activity in important area
Increasing sea temperatures, less ice, southern fish species and some reduction in the overfishing are some of the main points in three reports recently published on the status of the Barents Sea and the marine areas off the Lofoten Islands.
Icegoing research vessel to be designed in Ålesund
Rolls–Royce Marine AS in Ålesund has accepted the contract to design the new, Norwegian icegoing research vessel. In the Fiscal Budget for 2008, five million NOK are granted to pre-engineering of this vessel to replace existing icegoing vessels, among those FF Lance, which belongs to the Norwegian Polar Institute.