Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Hoveds2I'm very happy that this month's newsletter is featuring the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI). SPRI has been a long supporter of APECS and our goals and we look forward to continuing our great relationship.

SPRI, along with many other organizations in the UK, has a strong collaboration with Norwegian polar research. One particularly good collaboration is in working at Ny-Ålesund on Svalbard… in fact the current manager of the Ny-Ålesund station is a SPRI graduate :)

The Norwegian government has designated Ny-Ålesund as an international base for research in natural sciences on Svalbard, and as a centre for Norwegian Arctic research. All other activities in the area must pay due consideration to the needs and demands of the ongoing research. Ny-Ålesund is easy to reach and has a well-developed infrastructure. This, combined with the unique natural surroundings, make it an optimal base for conducting Arctic research in any of the natural sciences.

Ny-Ålesund hosts many research programs in Norway, as well as internationally including the UK's Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), the Chinese Arctic and Antarctic Administration, Italy's Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ), Institut Polaire Francais, Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), India's National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR), Japan's National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR), Stockholm University, and the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

You can find out more about the great facilities, including the Ny-Ålesund Science Managers Committee (NySMAC) which works to enhance cooperation and coordination amongst research activities at the Ny-Ålesund International Arctic Research and Monitoring Facility

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APECS International Directorate
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
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