National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR),GOA

Ny-Ålesund

Ny-Ålesund is a functional base for international research and environmental monitoring settlements situated at78˚55’ N, 11˚56’ Eon the west coast of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago (Figure 1). Till now, eleven different institutions from ten different countries have permanent research stations in Ny-Ålesund, three of them are staffed year – around. A former coal mining colony, Ny-Ålesund is a quiet research outpost of 30 to 40 people about 2,100 km north of Oslo, growing to over 180 from June, when scientists from around 20 nations will arrive for its short summer. It is owned and run by the Norwegian state firm Kings Bay. The distance to the North Pole is 1231 km. The mean temperature in the coldest month (February) is -14°C, while the warmest month (July) has a mean temperature of +5°C.


List of Research stations located in Ny-Ålesund.

 

 

Station

Institution

Nationality

Est.

Research

Amundsen–Nobile

National Research Council of Italy

Italy

2009

Atmospheric

Arctic

University of Groningen 

Netherlands

1995

Ecology and others

Arctic Yellow River

Chinese Arctic and Antarctic Administration

China

2004

Environment, glaciology, meteorology, marine ecosystems, meteorology, space–Earth measurements

British

British Antarctic Survey

United Kingdom

1991

Earth and life sciences

Corbel

Polar Institute Paul Emile Victor

France

 

Atmospheric sciences

Dasan

Korea Polar Research Institute

South Korea

2002

Atmospheric chemistry glacial and periglacial geomorphology and hydrology

Dirigibile Italia

National Research Council of Italy

Italy

1997

Environment and climate

Himadri

National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research

India

2008

Atmospheric sciences, marine ecosystems and pollution

Japanese

National Institute of Polar Research

Japan

1990

Atmospheric physics, glaciology, meteorology, oceanography and terrestrial biology

Koldewey

Alfred Wegener Institute

Germany

1991

Atmospheric physics, biology, chemistry and geology. Part of the Total Carbon Column Observing Network. 

Marine Laboratory

Kings Bay

Norway

2005

Marine biology

Rabot

Polar Institute Paul Emile Victor

France

1999

Atmospheric and life sciences

Rocket Range

Andøya Rocket Range 

Norway

1997

Sounding rockets

Sverdrup

Norwegian Polar Institute 

Norway

1999

Various

VLBI

Norwegian Mapping Authority 

Norway

1992

Very-long-baseline interferometry

Zeppelin

Norwegian Polar Institute

Norway

1988

Atmospheric