The German Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and the French Polar Institute Paul-Émile Victor (IPEV) jointly operate Arctic research activities at the

French-German AWIPEV Research Base 

in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard.

The research focus is on climate change and its effects on the Arctic environment, including studies on atmospheric, glaciological and terrestrial issues as well as the marine ecosystem and their interactions.

News & Info

New team on site

The new team has arrived on site: Alex, Celas and Thomas (on the right) are currently introduced to their tasks by the 'old' team Fieke, Mathilde and Apolline (on the left).

Open Positions

External Links

  • Ny-Alesund Research Station

    AWIPEV is located in Ny-Ålesund, the world’s northernmost year-round research station. Extensive information on the Ny-Ålesund research station is provided by the Norwegian Polar Institute.

  • KingsBay

    The company KingsBay owns and operates the town of Ny-Ålesund as well as the surrounding area. KingsBay provides various infrastructure and logistic services, e.g. information about the Lufttransport flight schedule.

  • Research in Svalbard

    The Research in Svalbard (RiS) portal provides information about research and monitoring projects in Svalbard.

  • Svalbard Science Forum

    The Svalbard Science Forum (SSF) provides information about research infrastructure and activities in Svalbard.

  • SIOS

    TheThe Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS) is an observing system for long-term measurements in and around Svalbard addressing Earth System Science questions.