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:

 
 

17.09.2014

Symposium 2014

Tromsø, 4th of November.
The theme is global warming, including the political caution and the consequences for the arctic areas.

The Symposium will be held in Norwegian and is open for all public. Information regarding direct streaming will be further announced.
Welcome!

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10.06.2014

Newsletter no. 12:

The limits of the continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean

By: Harald Brekke, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, former member of CLCS

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14.05.2014

The Academy's Patron

His Majesty King Harald of Norway has accepted the patronage for the Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research. The Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research is honoured and welcomes His Majesty King Harald of Norway as the Academy's patron.

 

 

13.05.2014

Seismometer installed at Isdammen

A network of 12 seismic stations was installed in the Adventdalen area, in order to record the ambient seismic wave field (microearthquakes, icequakes, anthropogenic activity, seismic noise). The stations will be removed in September 2014.

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06.05.2014

Newsletter no. 11:

New Institutional members

We are proud to announce that The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), the University of Nordland (UiN) and the Norwegian Shipowners' Association (NSA) have joined the Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research as institutional members.

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29.04.2014

Changes in protection regulations

A new management plan for Eastern Svalbard has now been approved, with new regulations for travel and landings. See http://www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/kld/press-centre/Press-releases/2014/Endringer-i-verneforskrifter-pa-Svalbard.html?id=755290 Unfortunately, in Norwegian only.

 
 

24.03.2014

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

 

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):
 
 
 

 

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

Boardmeeting

Annual Meeting 2014

Symposium 2014

 
 

December 8th

Boardmeeting