Ny-Ålesund is a centre for international arctic scientific research and environmental monitoring.
Kings Bay AS' vision is to support "the best interests of Arctic research and environmental monitoring" and the company's main task is to be a facilitator for Ny-Ålesund.
Kings Bay's role as a facilitator is primarily as the supplier of infrastructure services, but the company also offer other services that contribute to greater research coordination and collaboration. Kings Bay plays a central role in ensuring good information flow between actors in Ny-Ålesund and in relation to the world at large. Kings Bay also builds networks to expand and maintain contact with similar Arctic research stations and research communities.