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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.



  • Key priorities for polar research – invitation to survey

    EU-PolarNet and a group of 50 polar experts and stakeholders are working together to develop a set of polar white papers. These white papers will provide a state of the art for a range of societal relevant polar issues and outline possible approaches on how to address these. We now would like to invite you to contribute to this process.

  • SSF in Ny-Ålesund

    One of the tasks of Svalbard Science Forum (SSF) is to visit the four permanently manned research communities in Svalbard - Ny-Ålesund, Longyearbyen, Hornsund and Barentsburg - to provide and get information to/from those communities.

  • Kings Bay 100 years

    Kings Bay celebrated its 100th anniversary and 50 years as a research base with a research seminar organized jointly with the Research Council of Norway.

  • Hearing regarding impact assessment programs for tourism cabins in Svalbard

    The Governor of Svalbard has issued a hearing regarding impact assessment programs for tourism cabins in Svalbard.

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