Up to 1,000 researchers from approx. 30 nations conduct research in Svalbard every year. The Svalbard Science Forum (SSF) secretariat in Longyearbyen provides an overview of research activities in Svalbard and facilitates collaboration between the relevant research communities.
Natural science research is experiencing positive development within the terrestrial, glaciological, atmospheric and marine biology fields. Development has increased steadily in the last couple of years. The high levels of research activity from 2014 also continued in 2015.
690 students from 44 nations took courses at UNIS in 2015. It's an increase of nearly 100 students compered to 2014.
The Norwegian government names research and higher education among the most important activities in Svalbard in the years to come.
The doors to the EISCAT facilities and the Kjell Henriksen auroral observatory (KHO) open for visitors.
The goal of the workshop is to evaluate the current status of marine research activities in Kongsfjorden/Ny-Ålesund and to identify gaps and areas for future collaboration.
Svalbard Science Forum
P.O Box 564 N-1327 Lysaker, Norway
Visiting address: Svalbard Science Centre, Longyearbyen
Telephone: +47 79 02 64 87 / +47 22 03 70 00 (Oslo)
E-mail: : firstname.lastname@example.org