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Svalbard (formerly known by its Dutch name Spitsbergen) is a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. Situated north of mainland Europe, it is about midway between continental Norway and the North Pole. The islands of the group range from 74° to 81° north latitude, and from 10° to 35° east longitude. The largest island is Spitsbergen, followed by Nordaustlandet and Edgeøya.


Administratively, the archipelago is not part of any Norwegian county, but rather forms an unincorporated area administered by governor appointed by the Norwegian government. Since 2002, Svalbard's main settlement, Longyearbyen, has had an elected local government, somewhat similar to mainland municipalities. Other settlements include the Russian mining community of Barentsburg, the research station of Ny-Ålesund, and the mining outpost of Sveagruva. Svalbard is the northernmost settlement in the world with a permanent civilian population. Other settlements are farther north, but are populated only by rotating groups of researchers; e.g. Alert, Nunavut—the northernmost year-round community.

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The Norwegian government announced an investment of US$13 million into the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in February. The vault is home to more than 1 million seed samples, according to the country's agriculture ministry. The vault is located about 620 miles from the North Pole and is buried in the side ...
Located just 800 miles (1,300 kilometers) from the North Pole, Longyearbyen is a small mining town that is the administrative center of Norway's Svalbard Archipelago. Surrounded by the Arctic Ocean, in a land where the sun doesn't rise for months and the colorful Northern Lights dance across the sky, ...
Now the Norwegian government is spending more money to protect the Svalbard bank, located on Spitsbergen, about 800 miles from the North Pole, upgrading its security to ensure that it is entirely waterproof and ready for whatever is thrown at it. The crypt - so often referred to as a "doomsday vault" - is ...
Mixing the bombast of hardcore, the experimentation of post-metal and the all-out aggression of black metal, Svalbard are a unique entity in the UK metal scene. We caught up with vocalist Serena Cherry to discuss the best black metal albums of all time, so fetch you corpsepaint and settle in for an ...
Svalbard's Serena Cherry slams companies who enforce unpaid internships. Features / 8 days ago / by Serena Cherry. Svalbard. 0 shares. More. Email · Google+ ...
For travelers who are attracted to the ends of the earth, the Norwegian islands of Svalbard have a certain allure. The area is home to the northernmost towns in the world and more polar bears than people, while still playing host to a growing number of design hotels and delectable restaurants. Located in ...
A cavernous bunker on a remote island above the Arctic Circle, where polar bears roam, holds the key to 12,000 years of agriculture but also to food supplies for future generations, with countries urged to deposit seed samples there. Welcome to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which turned 10 on Monday.
But they are worried about the impact on Arctic wildlife if the particles are released as sea ice continues to shrink. Geir Wing Gabrielsen, one of the paper's authors, told BBC News: "We are finding more and more plastic waste in Svalbard, where I work. "The northern fulmar breeds in Svalbard. "At the end of ...
Because they were in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic north, it was still light enough for Wilkinson to capture the bears on video. He and his family were in the middle of a sailing trip. In the days prior, they had been farther north, but as they sailed south, the ice began to loosen and eventually ...
HAILING from Russia, Elena Korotkaia is used to the cold, but photographing Svalbard, a remote Arctic island, in temperatures of -20 degrees took her breath away. Elena persisted, and captured over a hundred photos of the remote islands' stark beauty. The photos she took will be displayed in an ...
Svalbard, Svalbard, where is Svalbard? my friends ask when I tell them I visited Svalbard last summer. Well, Svalbard is a group of islands, an archipelago, and way north of Norway in the Arctic Ocean. It is so far north that it was the launching point for many early explorers trying to reach the North Pole.
A 'super blue blood Moon' over Svalbard on January 31st 2018. Photo: Heiko ... Spectacular images of a rare lunar event dubbed called the "super blue blood Moon", which has dazzled skygazers around the world, were captured from the far northern Norwegian archipelago Svalbard on Wednesday.
31 (CNA) The Tainan-based World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) is sending a gift of samples of 21 vegetable species to the Svalbard International seed ... WorldVeg has been an active participant in the Svalbard Seed Vault from the beginning, and now has about 24 percent of its collection duplicated and ...
Deep inside a mountain on the remote island of Spitsbergen, 650 miles from the North Pole, lies the Svalbard Global seed Vault. The vault contains the largest collection of crop biodiversity in the world and serves as a global insurance policy against devastation from climatic events and other disasters.

Next month, the famous American lifestyle guru will lead an expedition to the Svalbard seed Bank, a Norwegian storage facility buried deep in a mountain close to the North Pole. Safeguarding the world's seed collections, with nearly a million seed samples stored in sealed three-ply foil packages at -18˚C, ...
Two pallets containing 9000 crop seed accessions from the Australian Grains Genebank at Horsham, Victoria, and 25,000 pasture seed accessions from the Australian Pastures Genebank in Adelaide, South Australia, will be flown to Norway in February for deposit into the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.
The ringed seals that live on Norway's Svalbard archipelago are learning a new way of life as sea ice fades from their fjords. But scientists are unsure if their adaptability will be enough to save them. Ringed seals rely on sea ice for survival. During pupping season, in early spring, mother seals dig lairs in ...
Spitsbergen has been experiencing severe outgassing for several years. Does the methane originate from decomposed methane hydrates? What is the cause of the dissociation of the hydrates? Warming due to climate change or other, natural processes? An international team of scientists has now been ...
The Field Staff Online Assessment has been developed with the support of the Svalbard Environmental Protection. The Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund was established in 2001 under the Svalbard Environmental Protection Act. The fund's resources will be used to initiate and stimulate projects with ...
Spitsbergen has been experiencing severe outgassing for several years. Does the methane originate from decomposed methane hydrates? What is the cause of the dissociation of the hydrates? Warming due to climate change or other, natural processes? An international team of scientists has now been ...
NordGen is also responsible for the Svalbard Global seed Vault, which has been under Asdal's care since 2015 (he was previously the manager for the Norwegian national program for plant genetic resources at NordGen). Asdal is responsible for establishing connections with gene banks and depositing ...
We learned that Transocean bagged a 22-well contract (2-well option) with Statoil, representing a backlog of $286 million or a day rate of $289K/d with a duration of 33 months. Transocean has now $4.9 billion in firm contract - with over $8 billion in option - with Statoil and is becoming the strongest offshore ...
Extreme weather bearing down on Svalbard this week forced the evacuations Tuesday of around 180 residents on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen. Strong winds and even rain were threatening to set off more avalanches on the steep slope behind their homes. The evacuation order came on the second ...
The magical Svalbard Islands are located between mainland Norway and the North Pole. Home to soaring ice cliffs, shimmering glaciers, coastal fjords, and thousands of polar bears, this archipelago is one of the world's most northerly inhabited regions. Almost 3000 people live across the islands (whose ...
Norwegian diplomats have poked fun at official Australian travel advice on how to avoid a polar bear attack in the Scandinavian country. Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) softly dismissed tips from Australia's Smartraveller advisory and consular information service with a light-hearted twitter ...
This ship's stability makes for a comfortable voyage, especially in rough seas, and its high classification allowed us to approach the edge of the pack ice in safety and comfort. The ship had carried us north from the town of Longyearbyen and along the west coast of Spitsbergen island, part of the Svalbard ...
A statue of Lenin dominates the main square in the Russian mining community of Barentsburg in the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.
OSLO - The Russian helicopter that went down off the coast of Svalbard on Thursday has still not been located more than 90 minutes after it ...
Norway has sovereignty over Svalbard but Russia has a small coal-mining community in Barentsburg. The crash happened a few kilometres ...
Relations in Spitsbergen could clearly have been much more constructive, he underlined. According to the foreign minister, Russian legitimate ...
Svalbard, pictured here on Norway's Constitution Day on the 17th of May, is now in the midst of economic transition from coal mining to tourism ...
The cabinet of Prime Minister Erna Solberg explicitly says it no longer wants to subsidise the digging out of black rock from the Spitsbergen ...
In addition to Svalbard, the report lists the Kuril islands and the Azov- and Black Sea region around Crimea as potential war areas for the navy.
Last year, Finnair hoped to be the first airliner offer scheduled international flights to Longyearbyen on Norway's Svalbard archipelago.
ONGYEARBYEN, Svalbard, Norway -- How do you care for a polar bear ... the North Pole on the remote Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard.
Piece of driftwood on a raised beach in Billefjorden, Svalbard. In a new study, researchers used driftwood to reconstruct Arctic sea ice extent ...
«The Svalbard voyage is important for many reasons, first of all for us to get acquainted with the waters and the area. Svalbard is a part of ...
After arriving in Longyearbyen, Svalbard's administrative centre, and speaking to scientists, a priest and local residents, the film makers learned ...
He has experienced backlash before, including from fellow residents of Svalbard, a remote Norwegian archipelago home to fewer than 3,000 ...
'We believe the good figures for Northern Norway and Svalbard can be attributed to several factors, including the fear of terrorism in Europe ...
Whilst travelling on snowmobiles on a tour round the archipelago of Svalbard, the group spotted the polar bear about 3,000 feet away.
Svalbard is the enchanting destination of the Norwegian Arctic Archipelago, located a mere 650 miles from the North Pole. With islands ...
Among a forty call season for Norway's Svalbard (Longyearbyen), were big ship calls for the first time from the MSC Preziosa, Mein Schiff 3, ...
"The regulations say that it is forbidden to approach polar bears in such a way that they are disturbed, regardless of the distance," the Svalbard ...
Polar Row crew members, from front, Fiann Paul, Alex Gregory and Carlo Facchino departing from Longyearbyen in Norway's Svalbard ...
They spent two nights in Svalbard making changes to the crew and preparing for the second leg of the row to Iceland. On 7 August, the group ...
The Svalbard Archipelago may have been one of those places. biologists today think polar bears would have a difficult time living on land ...


 

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