25 years ago, Germany set up its own Arctic research station in the tiny settlement of Ny Alesund, in the Svalbard archipelago.
Today, 11 countries run research stations there. Arctic research is a very international operation, and countries share the facilities available in Ny Alesund, one of the northernmost settlements in the world.
Germany and French now run a joint station, known as the AWIPEV station, after the polar institutes of the two countries. The rest is in this picture gallery, which I put together to mark the station’s “silver jubilee”.
It combines pictures from several visits I made to the station in recent years and some background about what happens up there in the “high north”.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: Experts call for collaboration on Arctic fisheries research, Radio Canada International
Finland: Will climate change remove dry land between Finland and Sweden?, Yle News
Greenland: New model predicts flow of Greenland’s glaciers, Alaska Dispatch News
Norway: New Arctic industry research program in Fram Centre underway, Barents News
Russia: Russia establishes new Arctic research centre in Archangelsk, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: Canada & Sweden cooperate on Arctic science, Eye on the Arctic
United States: NASA projects tracking changes in Alaska’s glaciers and Arctic atmosphere, Alaska Dispatch News