Visit from the Norwegian Standing committee on Local Government
and Public Administration
The Norwegian Standing Committee on
Local Government and Public Administration visited Ny-Ålesund
Wednesday September 23rd.
Marianne Brænden(Committee Secretary), Stein Erik Lauvås (Committee
member), Heidi Greni (Committee member), Åsne Dolve Meyer (Kings
Bay), Bjørn Lødemel (Committee member), Geir S. Toskedal (Committee
member), Odd Olsen Ingerø (Governor of Svalbard), Andre N.
Skjelstad and Stine Renate Håheim (Committee members).
The committee members came by plane from Longyearbyen, and
spent an afternoon in the village. They started with a brief about
Ny-Ålesund and the scientific work being done here, and had a
guided tour of the Marinlab.
After lunch the group visited the AWIPEV station, where they
experienced a weather balloon launch and got a tour of the
Next came a visit to the Norwegian Polar Institute, and a lecture
of some of the measurements and research going on. The committee
ended their visit in Ny-Ålesund at Rabben, where the Norwegian
Mapping Authorities informed them about the global network of
VLBI-antennas, and the Ny-Ålesund station's role in the