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Norwegian Polar Institute Bjørn Fossli Johansen Director, Environmental management and mapping department Norwegian Polar Institute Tromsø, Norway

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1 Norwegian Polar Institute Bjørn Fossli Johansen Director, Environmental management and mapping department Norwegian Polar Institute Tromsø, Norway

2 Norway’s principal organization for research, environmental monitoring and mapping in the polar regions. Scientific and strategic adviser for the Norwegian authorities. A directorate under the Ministry of the Environment. Logistic operator in polar regions.

3 Norwegian Polar Institute geographical scope •Svalbard and Jan Mayen with adjacent seas •Dronning Maud Land, Peter I Øy and Bouvetøya, adjacent seas •Parts of the Barents Region

4 Norwegian Polar Institute •Established 1928 •Headquarter relocated from Oslo to Tromsø 1998 •Staff 2008: 152 (85 permanent, 67 short-term) •Office and logistics Longyearbyen (Svalbard) •Research station Ny-Ålesund (Svalbard) •Research station Troll (Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica) •Research vessel ”Lance” Foto: Andrea Taurisano

5 NPI research programmes •Polar Climate Programme •Ecotoxicology Programme •Biodiversity Programme •Geomapping Programme Multidiciplinary research International co-operation

6 Foto: Sebastian Gerland

7 Foto:Jon Aars

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9 Foto: Hallvard Strøm

10 Foto: Tor Ivan Karlsen

11 Foto: Stein Tronstad

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13 Foto: Steinar Vaadal

14 …NPI keeps an eye on the environment …….


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