Norwegian Polar Institute

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Norwegian Polar Institute


The Norwegian Polar Institute carries out scientific research, mapping and environmental monitoring in the Arctic and the Antarctic; the main topics of scientific research being climate, long-range transport of pollutants and their impact on the environment, and biodiversity. The Institute advises Norwegian authorities in strategic and thematic matters relating to the polar regions, represents Norway internationally on various occasions and is Norway’s competent environmental authority in Antarctica. Under the auspices of the Ministry of the Environment, the Institute has a staff of 160 located in Tromsø, Svalbard and Antarctica.

Technical contact
Conrad Helgeland
Administrative contact
Stein Tronstad


Norwegian Polar Institute Norway


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GBIF Norway