NIPR 25 years in Ny-Ålesund

This year marks the 25th anniversary for NIPR in Ny-Ålesund. For this occasion, the whole town, alongside with a delegation from Japan and a number of specially invited guests, partook in a workshop focused on High Arctic Research in Svalbard and talks about further international collaboration on the 7th of September. The productive workshop was held in the newly completed Kongsfjordhallen.

Photo: Marzena Kaczmarska
Photo: Teramura Takara
Photo: Teramura Takara
Photo: Marzena Kaczmarska
Photo: Teramura Takara

After the workshop, all participants moved to the second conference room for an icebreaker, which included the traditional ceremony of opening a cask of Sake using wooden hammers, as well as other beverages, finger food and jovial conversations.

Photo: Marzena Kaczmarska
Photo: Marzena Kaczmarska
Photo: Marzena Kaczmarska
Photo: Marzena Kaczmarska

During their stay, the Japanese delegation visited a number of research stations and facilities in town, as well as taking a scenic boat trip in Kongsfjorden.

Photo: Marzena Kaczmarska
Photo: Marzena Kaczmarska
Photo: Teramura Takara
Photo: Teramura Takara