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Ny-Ålesund Arctic Research Station

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The Natural Environment Research Council's Arctic Research Station is situated at Ny-Ålesund (78°55' N, 11°56' E), on the high Arctic island of Spitsbergen, part of the Svalbard archipelago. The station, which supports mainly Earth and life scientists is part of an international research community including stations owned by Norway, Germany, Japan, Italy, France and the UK. Reputedly the world's northern most community of up to 150 people, it has a unique atmosphere kindled by scientists of various disciplines and nationalities living, working and cooperating in a beautiful, though sometimes harsh environment.

Ny-Alesund Arctic research station

More information on Ny-Ålesund and science in the Arctic can be found on the Arctic website.