The Kings Bay Marine Laboratory in Ny-Ålesund, owned and
managed by Kings Bay AS, is the first common research
infrastructure in Ny-Ålesund. It was officially opened 1 June
It is the northernmost experimental laboratory for
research in marine ecology, physiology, biochemistry, as well as
some physical sciences like oceanography, marine geology and ice
The laboratory is located right on a beach with
easy access to boats. It contains smaller rooms with
system-controlled experimental variables like air and seawater
temperature. It is also appropriate for experiments under ambient
The laboratory space and equipment are rented
out on commercial basis. It is open to all researchers on the same
The 2017 prices for
access to the Kings Bay Marine Laboratory, Vaskerilab and use of MS
Teisten are listed on the Kings Bay price list
(only through RiS) can be made the whole year.
However, the earlier the request is delivered the better chance to
get the space. "First-come, first-served" principle applies. Bigger
groups, and projects that require access to climate and
experimental rooms should make the booking as early as
The marine lab manager has to be informed if you have
additional requests that could not be booked through RiS long
BEFORE planned arrival.
Main points to know:
- All bookings and orders have to be made through RIS database
(specific lab space, use of MS Teisten, special needs/equipment,
chemicals, gas orders etc.).
- Make bookings as early as possible! Bookings for coming
year will be attended to after 1 Sept.
- Long-term projects are prioritized whenever possible and if the
booking is made min. 6 months prior to arrival.
in booking of the marine laboratory and Teisten have to be
clarified with the marine lab manager as soon as possible and
before leaving Ny-Ålesund.
- KBML cancellation fee policy:
- "No-show" without notification results in full payment for the
- Cancellations of
stay made AFTER arrival in Ny-Ålesund (and if space was originally
booked for 7 days or longer) will be charged 50%.
bookings for up to 6 days, and cancellations made BEFORE arrival to
Ny-Ålesund will not be charged any cancellation fee
- Organized student groups (if part of education/training
programme) will be accepted IF CAPACITY ALLOWS. MSc and Bachelor
students pay 50% of price.
Contact KBML: Research adviser/
Marine Lab Manager - Marzena Kaczmarska (firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: +47 79 02 72 52 or +47 79 02 72 70