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

  • Funding Opportunity

    The SIOS Research Infrastructure Access Call  for period 03/2024 to 02/2025 is now open.

    Deadline is 6 November.

    SIOS is organizing webinars for potential applicants on 6 and 17 Oct. More info here.

  • Svalbard Science Conference

    The Svalbard Science Conference 2023 will be held in Oslo, Norway, on 31 OCT and 1 NOV 2023.

    The registration is open!

    Abstract deadline has passed.

  • 20 years AWIPEV

    On 14 June 2023, we celebrated the 20-year anniversary of the joint French-German research base AWIPEV in an event hosted by the French Embassy in Berlin.

    You can watch the recording (starting at ~ minute 18).

    More information about the event  here.

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 stationis 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

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