About Kings Bay AS
Kings Bay AS is a company owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment since 1 January 2017.
The company owns and operates the town of Ny-Ålesund as well as the surrounding area. The property, comprising 295 km2, includes Brøggerhalvøya and a coastal strip on the east and north sides of Kongsfjorden.
The company purpose is to work towards the development and management of the Ny-Ålesund Research Station with a sustainable use of resources and ecosystem services in accordance with the enviromental law priciples of the Svalbard Environmental Protection Act and its own articles of association.
As the owner, Kings Bay has a special responsibility for management, protection, maintenance and the active use of 29 protected buildings erected between 1916 and 1945. These are half of the buildings in Ny-Ålesund and Svalbard’s largest collection of automatically protected buildings. In addition, the company is responsible as the owner of a large number of protected technical monuments and sites from the mining and polar history of Ny-Ålesund.
Kings Bay promotes and supports research and research activities performed by research institutions from other countries and contributes to the development of Ny-Ålesund as the most important research station in the Arctic.
Kings Bay is a company where the state seeks the most efficient possible attainment of public policy goals. The state ownership contributes to maintaining Norwegian communities in the archipelago in accordance with overarching Svalbard policy.
KINGS BAY AS
Managing director at GC Rieber Eiendom AS – a commercial real estate company in Bergen, Norway.
Leader of Framecenter steering group, guest researcher at University of Oslo and former Director General Norwegian Space Agency.
Associate Professor Department of Teacher Education at NTNU and Professor in Craft Science at the Departent of Conservation, University of Gothenburg.
Lise Bartnes Aalberg
Director of Real Estate for SIVA SF – an enterprise facilitating a national infrastructure for innovation, owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries.
Elin Bang Tverfjeld
Campus Manager Finnmark at Samskipnaden – The Arctic Student Welfare Organisation.