Call for nominations of new members to the Academy 2021

The Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research (NVP) welcome nominations of new Academy members in 2021. Individual Norwegian members to NVP are Norwegian citizens who have carried out independent scientific work in polar research or specifically have contributed to the advancement of polar research (§5.2.). Individual foreign members may be admitted by the same criteria […]

Mohn Prize 2022 – Call for nominations

UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Academia Borealis – The Academy of Sciences and Letters of Northern Norway, and Tromsø Research Foundation welcome nominations for The International Mohn Prize for Outstanding Research Related to the Arctic (The Mohn Prize). The Mohn Prize, which carries a cash award of 2 million NOK (approximately 195 000 €), […]

The 2021 International Summer School is cancelled and postponed to 2022

  It is with a heavy heart that the Academy Board has decided to cancel the NVP International Summer School 2021 and postpone to summer 2022. After cancelling the 2020 International Summer School due to Covid-19, the Academy planned to arrange a physical International Summer School on Svalbard during the autumn/winter of 2021. For a […]

A new book published by the BBVA Foundation presents the multidisciplinary vision of 30 leading experts on the Arctic meltdown and its global repercussions

Strategy 2021 – 2025

It is a great pleasure to introduce the Norwegian Academy for Polar Research Strategy 2021 – 2025. The interest in the Arctic is continuing at full strength and many new nations, scientists and institutions are in line to study, enjoy and explore the multiple Arctic. At the same time anthropogenically driven climate change is relentlessly […]

Invitation to join on April 28, 2021 the B2BI North Atlantic—Arctic Science Initiative Seminar Series

About the seminar Fisheries and other human activities – inclusive processes, expertise and evidence provided in the North East Atlantic, and adjacent seas When: April 28, 2021 at 15:30 UTC Link to Zoom seminar: Speaker: Anne Christine Brusendorff, ICES Host/sponsor: North Atlantic-Arctic Science Initiative Seminar Series (B2BI web site). Invitation in pdf The International […]

Announcement of chosen topics 2021

We are happy to announce that our call for “topic areas where NVP may have a positive impact in the coming year” resulted in a total of ten proposals. It was of course hard to choose, but at the board meeting on March 11, 2021, the Board decided to select the two following topics for […]

Annual Report 2020

The Annual Report for 2020 was approved by the Board in the board meeting on 11 March, 2021. Click on this link to read the report. Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us on if you have questions.

Member and stakeholder survey 2021

The new Academy Strategy 2021-2025 (to be formally accepted by the Board this spring), calls for deeper member involvement in the Academy’s activities. A central part of this effort is developing an annual cycle of identifying issues of high importance for the Polar Regions where the Academy can make an important contribution. Quoting the Strategy […]