Tagged: Norwegian Polar Institute

RV Kronprins Haakon

New research vessel

State-of-the-art ship soon to arrive in Bergen M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The RV Kronprins Haakon, named for Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and built by Fincantieri at the La Spezia shipyard in Italy,...

Video from Ban Ki-moon’s visit to Svalbard

UN chief sees climate change first-hand UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited the Arctic on Sept. 1 to witness the effects of global warming ahead of key international climate talks in Copenhagen in December....

Tromsø “The capital of world polar research”

“The town of Tromsø is to become the world’s capital on polar research,” the Norwegian Minister of Environment said during a visit to “The capital of the Arctic”. Minister Erik Solheim stressed that Tromsø...

Seabirds dead after oil spill in the Barents Sea

Dead and injured seabirds have been found near “Petrozavodsk”, the Russian freezer ship that yesterday ran aground by the coast of the Bear Island in the Barents Sea. By Barentsobserver.com The Norwegian Directorate for...

Wants less cruise-vessels to Svalbard

The Norwegian Polar Institute wants cruise-vessels to stay away from the untouched areas in the North-East Svalbard and South-East Svalbard nature reserves, reports BarentsObserver.com “The areas on eastern Svalbard are unique pearls for the world....

CO2 hits new peaks, no sign global crisis causing dip

OSLO (Reuters) – Atmospheric levels of the main greenhouse gas are hitting new highs, with no sign yet that the world economic downturn is curbing industrial emissions, a leading scientist said on Thursday. “The...