Research opportunities

Situated at 78° 55' N, 11° 56' E in the core of a vast Arctic wilderness with exquisite surroundings, Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, has since the mid-sixties formed a sprawling research community. The site comprises stations from ten nations from around the world, and activities have been increasing rapidly the last few years.

Research on environmental and earth sciences form the core of the activities taking place here, even if such research at these latitudes is challenging. Since access is made easy, the climate is relatively mild, and the infrastructure is well developed, the village makes an attractive land-based entrance for many fields of science in the High North.

Kings Bay AS is the owner of the village and the surrounding areas, and provides infrastructure and services for visiting scientists. Together with the Ny-Ålesund Science Managers Committee (NySMAC) and the Svalbard Science Forum (SSF) who coordinate research in Ny-Ålesund, Kings Bay AS aim at keeping local human impact on the environment as low as possible. By doing this we focus at operating Ny-Ålesund in a sustainable manner to the best for Arctic research and monitoring.

Via our research menu we will provide updated information about research related topics for scientists and others interested in research in the High Arctic.

Photo: Bjørn Owe Holmberg
Photo: Bjørn Owe Holmberg
Photo: Kings Bay AS
Photo: Kings Bay AS
Photo: Linda Bakken
Photo: Linda Bakken
Photo: Hans Ole Sandring
Photo: Hans Ole Sandring