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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.



  • SSF Annual report 2016

    This was a year of consolidation. The webpages have a stable number of visits, the number of applications for the funding schemes is stable and ensures a continued high success rate and the Research in Svalbard (RiS) database is functioning well as a platform for submitting applications to the Governor and for booking services in Ny-Ålesund.

  • Svalbard Science Conference 2017 – cooperation for the future

    Svalbard in the High Arctic, with easy access, is a unique platform for arctic research.

  • 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.

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