On the 6th of June, the inauguration of the Norwegian mapping authority's new geodetic observatory took place. Approximately 140 invited guests, including representatives from the Norwegian government, attended the big happening just outside of Ny-Ålesund. About 100 of the guests arrived by boat for the big day, and everyone was transported by car out to Brandal...
Ny-Ålesund fikk nylig besøk av lederne for avdelingene og de underliggende etatene til Klima- og miljødepartementet. Til tross for et voldsomt arktisk vær og forsinkelser, fikk gjestene oppleve mye. Gruppen besøkte blant annet to stasjoner hvor de fikk lære om forskningen i Ny-Ålesund, samt byvandring med orientering om Kings Bays pågående prosjekt og historie. ...
Today marks the 90th anniversary of Nobile's flight to the North Pole onboard the airship Italia. As previous expeditions had done before, Nobile and his crew used Ny-Ålesund as their starting and returning point. The turbulent expedition ended abruptly with a crash during the return from the pole, and many lives were lost. Click here to read more.
I henhold til Svalbardmiljølovens § 50 legges herved delplan for Andøya Space Center i Ny‐Ålesund ut til offentlig ettersyn. The plan is in Norwegian only - English summary bellow illustration Planarbeidet har som hovedformål å legge til rette for ønsket utvikling av ASC sitt eksisterende anlegg vest for flyplassen. Innenfor planområdet legges det tilrette for a...
Dirigibile Italia and their mother institution CNR have recently strengthened their cooperation with the metrology network METEOMET (Metrology for Meteorology) and introduced them to atmospheric monitoring in Ny-Ålesund. It led to establishment of a new common research facility in the terrestrial laboratories building, "Vaskerilab", owned an...
The Standing Committee on Education, Research and Church Affairs paid a short visit to Ny-Ålesund on Tuesday May 9th. The committee arrived to Ny-Ålesund on a beautiful sunny day, although the roads were a bit icy.
The minister of Climate and Environment, Vidar Helgesen, visited Ny-Ålesund on Monday the 8th of May. During his visit he unveiled the first pile of the foundation of the new science building. The construction of the building itself will continue throughout the year and will be completed in 2018.
Kings Bay, alongside Svalbard church and the Norwegian Seamen's church hosted an emergency preparedness course this past March. This is the second time the course has been arranged in Ny-Ålesund. Together with people from varius institutions in Longyearbyen, citizens in Ny-Ålesund participated in a two-day course which left quite an impression.
14th of December 1916, the company Kings Bay Coal Company was founded. 100 years later, the company is still going strong, and has made the transition from coal mining to facility provider for research. Kings Bay celebrates the aniversary with lectures and aniversary dinners, both in Oslo and Ny-Ålesund.
This year marks the 25th anniversary for NIPR in Ny-Ålesund. For this occasion, the whole town, alongside with a delegation from Japan and a number of specially invited guests, partook in a workshop focused on High Arctic Research in Svalbard and talks about further international collaboration on the 7th of September. The productive workshop was held in the newl...