Presentation on theme: "Norwegian Polar Institute Bjørn Fossli Johansen Director, Environmental management and mapping department Norwegian Polar Institute Tromsø, Norway"— Presentation transcript:
Norwegian Polar Institute Bjørn Fossli Johansen Director, Environmental management and mapping department Norwegian Polar Institute Tromsø, Norway
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.
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
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
NPI research programmes •Polar Climate Programme •Ecotoxicology Programme •Biodiversity Programme •Geomapping Programme Multidiciplinary research International co-operation