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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.
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.