Latest News for AWIPEV Base

Ny-Aalesund GIS is online by the Norwegian Polar Institute has opened a new layer showing scientific instruments, installations, and observatories in and around Ny-Aalesund. 
At choose the layer "Ny-Ålesund Research Objects".

News for 2021 field season

Covid-19 information sources

Updated infos about travel restrictions when travelling to Svalbard and Ny-Aalesund:

From Norwegian Polar Institute  

AWIPEV Introduction Seminar

The 2021 AWIPEV Introduction Seminar will be held in two separate parts as a virtual meeting. 

27. Jan. 2021 09:00 - 12:30         AWIPEV Introduction to base logistics
                     14:30 - 16:30        Logistical aspects of projects related to FACE-IT

3. March 2021  Introduction to AWIPEV Scientific projects 2021

For access details please see the agendas or contact Marion Maturilli


 About Freight:

  • Winter 2021 container to be sent from Bremerhaven: 
    Deadline for packing lists and freight list to logistics: 19. Jan. 2021 
    Deadline for delivery in Bremerhaven:                      25. Jan. 2021 
    Scheduled arrival date in NYA: ca. 17. March 2021

  • Spring 2021 container to be sent from Bremerhaven: 
    Deadline for packing lists and freight list to logistics: 10. March 2021 
    Deadline for delivery in Bremerhaven:                      17. March 2021 
    Scheduled arrival date in NYA:                               ca. 17. May 2021
  • Please contact Silke Henkel AND Marcus Meierdierks (AWI) for further information
    and see AWI general freight handling infos.

  • Schedule of the freight ship Nordbjorn      


Special Issues on Kongsfjorden Ecosystem Research

An international team of marine biologists and ecosystem specialists has published two Special Issues of Polar Biology on the Ecosystem Kongsfjorden: New Views after more than a Decade of Research

Klimawandel aendert das Leben im Kongsfjord (auf Deutsch)

Research papers of the Kongsfjorden Ecosystem Workshop 2014 (in English)

The volumes are published by Springer:

AWIPEV Under Water Observatory featured by NRK

The Under Water Observatory (UWO) in Ny-Aalesund is featured in this prime time NRK news, reporting of the observation of the warming Kongsfjord. 

(In Norwegian only)

Read more about the UWO here.

Visit of the French Minister for the Environment, Mme S. Royal to AWIPEV

Mme Ségolène Royal, French Minister for the Environment, visited AWIPEV Base 17. - 21. August, see

The French Minister for the Environment, Energy, and the Sea (in French)

IPEV news (in French)

Le Monde (in French)

25 years of German Arctic station in Ny-Aalesund

on 10th August 1991 the German Arctic research station was officially opened, which in 2003 merged with the French station into the joint AWIPEV Base of today. Read more about the (hi)story here

Visit of the German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks to AWIPEV

The German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks visited AWIPEV base last week. Infos about her visit can be found on these web sites:


German Federal Ministry for the Environment

The Netherlands Arctic Station


Unusual cold stratosphere creates conditions for severe ozone depletion

The stratosphere above Spitsbergen is currently extremely cold, which is a prerequisite for ozone loss there. Find news at AWI and Science, find daily temperatures from AWIPEV here.

ANR/DFG French German Research Call

ANR and DFG have published a new call open to joint German-French research projects in all fields of the Natural, Life and Engineering Sciences including interdisciplinary research.

Deadline for proposal submissions is 2. Dec. 2015.

Information is given on the DFG Joint Call web site, by IPEV News, and through ANR for the "Projets franco-allemands (DFG)".

New NySMAC web site launched

At the 2015 Ny-Aalesund Seminar the NySMAC secretariat launched the new NySMAC web site with lots of updated information, e.g. about the revived Ny-Aalesund Flagship Programmes.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits AWIPEV Base

8. July

During his stay in Ny-Ålesund, the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon and the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende visited the AWIPEV base. They were informed about climate research and work at the base.

Ny-Aalesund Week Tromsoe 2015

the next

Ny-Ålesund Seminar

will convene in Tromsoe, 23 - 25 September 2015

highlighting the Ny-Aalesund Flagship programmes,

including a dedicated Atmosphere Flagship Symposium

Deadline for Abstracts: 15. June 2015

All info in the 2nd Circular or here.


Visit of Germany's Federal Minister of Education and Research to AWIPEV

The German Federal Minister of Education and Research, Prof. Wanka, visited Ny-Aalesund and the AWIPEV Base 8. - 10. April 2015:

at (in German)

at (in German)


Solar Eclipse 20.3.2015, 11:09-11:12

Photos from the solar eclipse at Ny Ålesund can be found in our gallery

Webcams in Ny-Ålesund

Webcams in Ny-Ålesund


Overview and Archive of web cam pictures (by NPI)

Job Opportunities at AWIPEV

News and blogs


Svalbard Integrated Earth Observing System
The Svalbard observing system for long-term measurements addressing Earth System Science questions

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