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…
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We follow the polar bear step-by-step

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

The East Greenland Current: a conveyor of Arctic climate change

We recovered 6 of our moorings with instruments full of new…

The hunt for climate answers in Fram Strait

At this time of the year, the sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is…
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Arctic ecosystems in fresh water

The lake ecosystems in Svalbard are largely characterised by low precipitation, thick, clear ice (1.5–2 m), a brief ice-free period (1–2 months), relatively low water temperatures in summer (up to 6–7°C), low nutrient input, low primary production, low biodiversity, with Arctic char as the only fish species.