Call for Papers – Changing Svalbard

Alexandra Meyer and Zdenka Sokolickova will be guest editing a special collection focusing on Svalbard. Deadline for Abstracts indicating interest is 1 July 2020! The Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard draws attention. It is of high geopolitical relevance, is considered a “canary in the coal mine” for climate change, and its communities are undergoing profound structural […]

GoNorth – exploring the Arctic Ocean

13 Norwegian research and education organizations, collectively known as GoNorth, have promoted a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary program to investigate the Arctic Ocean. The Norwegian Government has defined the Arctic as its most important strategic foreign policy area. The government’s Ocean Strategy, Blue Opportunities, addressing knowledge building and sustainable development, adds a new dimension to the policy. […]

NVP International Summer school 2020 – Postponed until 2021

During the last days, there has been rapid development in the situation regarding the Coronavirus. Health and safety is of the highest priority all around the world. Due to the global outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), The Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research has decided to cancel the 2020 International Summer School and postponed to […]

Annual Report 2019

The board has approved the annual report from 2019, presented and discussed during the last board meeting on February 27th, 2020. You can read and download the report on the link below.

10 new members were elected during the Annual Meeting 2019

It is a pleasure to inform that ten (10) new members were elected  during the 2019’s Academy’s Annual Meeting in Bodø Norway ; November 26th 2019. The Academy has now 160 individual members from 19 countries in addition to the six institutional members who contribute with relevant knowledge and expertise. The new members are: 1 Birgitta […]

CO2-utslippene fører til dramatisk issmelting i Nordishave

Change will be the constant– future environmental policy and governance challenges in Svalbard

Bjørn P. Kaltenborn, Willy Østreng & Grete K. Hovelsrud

Sea Ice in the Arctic – Past, Present and Future

This book provides in-depth information about the sea ice in the Arctic at scales from paleoenvironmental variability to more contemporary changes during the past and present centuries. The book is based on several decades of research related to sea ice in the Arctic and its variability, sea ice process studies as well as implications of […]

The Norwegian Climate Foundation — report no. 02/2019

THE GEOPOLITICAL IMPLICATIONS OF ARCTIC SEA ICE MELT Climate change, international trade, and the oil & gas industrySOPHIA MATTHEWS, Brown UniversityIN COOPERATION WITH:Nansen Scientific Society IN COOPERATION WITH:Nansen Scientific Society

Norges Vitenskapsakademi for Polarforskning (NVP) Seminar: Sikkerhet i nordområdene

Tirsdag 26 November kl. 14:00 Auditorium Elias Blix (A13), Nord Universitet, Bodø Arrangør: Norges Vitenskapsakademi for Polarforskning (NVP) Møteleder og kommentator: Prof. Grete Hovelsrud, president Norges Vitenskapsakademi for Polarforskning  (NVP) INTRODUKSJON 14:00 – 14:05 Det norske vitenskapsakademi for polarforskning Prof. Grete Hovelsrud, president Norges Vitenskapsakademi for Polarforskning  (NVP) 14:05 – 14:10 Trenger vi en ny […]