We give you regularly updated news about polar research, management, expeditions, outreach, Arctic and Antarctic wildlife, and more.
Conservationist Hanna Resvoll-Holmsen – the first female researcher in Svalbard
Marine litter knows no borders
Making the Arctic accessible for excellent science
Research gives new knowledge about the Atlantic overturning circulation
Scientist Laura de Steur of the Norwegian Polar Institute and her colleague Femke de Jong have done research that contributes to understanding the process of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC).
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.
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.
Workshop about taking the next step to the snow research
The main idea of this workshop was to bring mostly early career and young researchers focusing on different thematics related to snow: physic, chemistry, microbiology and glaciology.
New studies show adaptation to ocean acidification under certain conditions
Scientists have found that some key animals may be able to adapt over time but only under certain conditions.
Polar cooperation between South Korea and Norway
Today leaders of the Korea Polar Research Institute and the Norwegian Polar Institute signed an agreement regarding a joint research centre at the premises of the Norwegian Polar Institute at the Fram Centre in Tromsø, Norway.
Quantarctica – A free GIS package for Antarctica
Quantarctica is a collection of Antarctic geographical datasets which works with the free, open-source software Quantum GIS. The package is freely available for non-commercial use in research, education, and operation in Antarctica.
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.
Discovery of subtropical coral reef in the vicinity of Ny Ålesund
During summer geological fieldwork on Spitsbergen, Dierk Blomeier and his current MSc student Thomas Goode (Southampton, UK) discovered a spectacular fossilised warm-water reef, perfectly exposed along the SW coast of Brøggerhalvøya.
Seabirds - sentinels of our seas
Seabirds have become the subject of focus and interest as never before for various reasons
New research activity on sea ice near the North Pole
Two scientists from the Norwegian Polar Institute returned recently from fieldwork at the Russian base Barneo, which is drifting on the sea ice in the vicinity of the North Pole.