Report from this year’s ARK fieldwork

By Kit Kovacs and Christian Lydersen, Norwegian Polar Institute  This…

BLOG: Cracks in the cooking pot lid

By Øyvind Lundesgaard (Norwegian Polar Institute), Melissa…

Into the deep unknown central Arctic Basin

By cruise leaders JC2-2: Agneta Fransson (NPI) og Bodil Bluhm…

Jan Mayen

Jan Mayen is an island situated at 71°N 8°30'V, about 1000 km west of mainland Norway and 550 km northeast of Island . The island is 53 km long and covers 377 km2. As recently as 1985 there was an eruption from the volcano Beerenberg (2277 m) on the island - the world´s northernmost volcano above sea level, and Norway's only active volcano. There is a constant threat of new eruptions and earthquakes.

A Closer Look at the Sea Ice Situation in the Barents Sea

By: Section leader Sebastian Gerland, researcher Dmitry Divine,…

Aliens in the Arctic 

In a recent study a team of researchers have mapped invasive…

Tiny Arctic wildlife matters

Blog 4 from the Nansen Legacy cruise in the Arctic Ocean. Today…

Excitement onboard the RV Kronprins Haakon

By scientist Nadjejda Espinel / Norwegian Polar Institute    After…

Interdisciplinary research in the Arctic

By Sebastian Gerland and Anette Wold, cruise leaders, Norwegian…

– Larger areas of ocean in the Arctic must be protected

By Helge M. Markusson, Fram Centre By compiling results…

How to avoid conflicts between polar bears and humans?

Polar bears have had Red List status as vulnerable since 2005.…

From extensive hunting to conservation and research on the king of the Arctic

Polar bears were hunted from boats in the ice in summer and…

A hunter fine-tuned for the Arctic

  Furthermore, polar bears are a marine species,…

The polar bear’s diet

Other bears are terrestrial mammals, but the polar bear has…

International polar bear cooperation

Concern for the population Cooperation on the conservation of…

Where do polar bears den?

The cubs are small and hairless at birth, and would quickly freeze…
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When humans meet polar bears in Svalbard

Confrontations with polar bears The polar bear is a dangerous…

When scientists head into the polar bear’s realm

Polar bears are not stressed by a vessel lying at rest. They…
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We follow the polar bear step-by-step

At the end of the 19th century, a more intensive winter hunt…

Two months in the drift ice

The beginning of their journey was no easy task, in these…