Welcome to The Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research (NVP)

His Majesty King Harald is the Academy's patron

NVP is the world’s only scientific academy that concentrates on the polar regions and related challenges within all scientific disciplines and in an international perspective. The academy is located in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, on 78° north and welcomes distinguished researchers from all over the world as members.

Academy history 

Overall strategy 2012 - 2014 


 Latest News:



The 26th Annual EAIE Conference

The European Association for International Education (EAIE) is the European centre for expertise, networking and resources in the internationalisation of higher education. EAIA holds its 26th Annual Conference in Prague, Sept 16–19, 2014. For details, see: http://www.eaie.org/home/conference/prague



Newsletter no. 10:

Exploiting oil and gas in the High North. Why, where and how, by Johan Petter Barlindhaug, Chairman of the Board, North Energy ASA.

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Proposing new members 2014

The New Members Committee hereby opens for proposals of new individual members for 2014. Proposals must be supported by two Academy members and should be forwarded to the committee between 1st April and 20th May 2014.

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NVP disclaimer.

Most of the NVP’s members will publish under the name of the institutions where they

are employed. To use the Academy as institutional reference may nevertheless

sometimes be preferred. If so, the NVP disclaimer must also be published:

«The viewpoints expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the stand of the Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research.”

And in Norwegian: “De synspunkter som kommer til uttrykk i denne artikkelen

er forfatterens egne og deles ikke nødvendigvis av Norges Vitenskapsakademi for Polarforskning.» 


Willy Østreng – February 2013 - Shipping in Arctic Waters


Paul Arthur Berkman and Alexander N. Vylegzhanin - Jan 2013 - Environmental Security in the Arctic Ocean


Prof. Ola M. Johannessen-Nansensenteret - August 2010 Petermanns flytende isshelf ”brekker opp”

Upcoming events (2014):

May 12th


End of May (date not set)

Open meeting/lecture in Bergen

Spring (date not set)
Open lecture/seminar in Trondheim
September 1st


Annual Meeting 2014

Symposium 2014


December 8th


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