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Kings Bay Marine Laboratory

Updated: 14.02.2020

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 2005.

It is the northernmost experimental laboratory for research in marine ecology, physiology, biochemistry, as well as physical sciences like oceanography, marine geology and ice physics.

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 conditions.

The laboratory space and equipment are rented out on commercial basis. It is open to all researchers on the same premises.



Lab Coordinator - Marine Ilg ( +47 79 02 72 70

Research adviser/ Marine Lab Manager - Svein Harald Sønderland (, +47 79 02 72 52