Ny-Ålesund

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north pole

wikipedia:Ny-Ålesund


radio title

. Environment Ny-Ålesund is located in a high-Arctic ecosystem within the tundra zone. It sits amid the richest fauna and flora areas of Svalbard, especially along the rim of Kongsfjord and particularly in its innermost parts. Some of the cliffs are heavily populated by birds; Ny-Ålesund is the archipelago's richest


ålesund

; others -------- postal_code_type postal_code area_code blank_name blank_info blank1_name blank1_info website Official website footnotes '''Ny-Ålesund''' ("New Ålesund") is a research town in Oscar II Land on the island of Spitsbergen in Svalbard

, Norway. It is situated on the Brøgger peninsula (Brøggerhalvøya) and on the shore of the bay of Kongsfjorden. The company town is owned and operated by Kings Bay (Kings Bay (company)), who provide facilities for permanent research institutes from ten countries. The town is ultimately owned by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (Ministry of Trade and Industry (Norway)) and is not incorporated. Ny-Ålesund has an all-year permanent population of 30 to 35, with the summer population


research

; others -------- postal_code_type postal_code area_code blank_name blank_info blank1_name blank1_info website Official website footnotes '''Ny-Ålesund''' ("New Ålesund") is a research town in Oscar II Land on the island of Spitsbergen in Svalbard

, Norway. It is situated on the Brøgger peninsula (Brøggerhalvøya) and on the shore of the bay of Kongsfjorden. The company town is owned and operated by Kings Bay (Kings Bay (company)), who provide facilities for permanent research institutes from ten countries. The town is ultimately owned by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (Ministry of Trade and Industry (Norway)) and is not incorporated. Ny-Ålesund has an all-year permanent population of 30 to 35, with the summer population


fact book

publications the-world-factbook geos sv.html title Svalbard publisher Central Intelligence Agency work World Fact Book accessdate 4 March 2012 archivedate 4 March 2012 archiveurl http: www.webcitation.org 65uD3h0q1 deadurl no - Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, Norway 78°55' N align "center" 30 align "center" yes align "center" yes Northernmost settlement - On 29th March 1926, the ship was officially turned over to Amundsen


news science

;GHz. The ban includes mobile telephones, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and other wireless devices. Telenor Maritim Radio operates a VHF maritime radio transmitted in Ny-Ålesund, which is remotely controlled from Bodø Radio


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, it was closed after two years. Hanoa: 66 From 1936 a hotel service targeting tourists opened. Its most elaborate building, Nordpolhotellet, opened on 3 September 1939, although the town was abandoned just days later because of the break-out of the Second World War. Hanoa: 70 However, this spurred a Norwegian demand for coal, and the town was resettled on on 7 May 1941. Hanoa: 73 However, the entire island Operation


international research

was listed. Hanoa: 210 Construction of the Zeppelin Station (Zeppelin (research station)) commenced in 1988 and in 1990 Kings Bay moved its administration from Oslo to Ny-Ålesund. From 1992 the government allowed international research institutions to establish stations in Ny-Ålesund, Thuesen: 171 and thus several institutes built stations the early 1990s. Hanoa: 214 This was matched by Kings Bay, who invested in increased capacity, including dorms, a new dock and better communications. Thuesen: 173 By 1996 there were over one hundred research projects in Ny-Ålesund, Thuesen: 183 Research thumb left The gondola which runs up Zeppelinfjellet (File:Zeppelin cable car.jpg) to Zeppelin (Zeppelin (research station)) thumb VLBI (File:20m radio telescope Ny-Ålesund.jpg) radio telescope. Ny-Ålesund is host to fifteen permanent research stations run by agencies from ten countries. In addition there are several institutions which carry out permanent research without having established their own stations. Most research is centered around environmental and earth sciences, taking advantage of the town's latitude, close access to pristine nature and relatively mild climate. Compared to other locations at such an altitude, Ny-Ålesund provides a well-developed infrastructural in terms of facilities, laboratories, access and communication. The entire town remains owned and operated by Kings Bay, which provides services to visiting scientists. wikipedia:Ny-Ålesund


scientific work

around research. Formerly a mining town, it is still a company town operated by the Norwegian state-owned Kings Bay (Kings Bay (company)). While there is some tourism at the village, Norwegian authorities limit the access to the outpost to minimize impact on the scientific work. Ny-Ålesund has a winter population of 35 and a summer population of 180.

around research. Formerly a mining town, it is still a company town operated by the Norwegian state-owned Kings Bay (Kings Bay (company)). While there is some tourism at the village, Norwegian authorities limit the access to the outpost to minimise impact on the scientific work. Ny-Ålesund has a winter population of 35 and a summer population of 180.


world fact

publications the-world-factbook geos sv.html title Svalbard publisher Central Intelligence Agency work World Fact Book accessdate 4 March 2012 archivedate 4 March 2012 archiveurl http: www.webcitation.org 65uD3h0q1 deadurl no - Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, Norway 78°55' N align "center" 30 align "center" yes align "center" yes Northernmost settlement - On 29th March 1926, the ship was officially turned over to Amundsen

Ny-Ålesund

'''Ny-Ålesund''' ("New Ålesund") is a research town in Oscar II Land on the island of Spitsbergen in Svalbard, Norway. It is situated on the Brøgger peninsula (Brøggerhalvøya) and on the shore of the bay of Kongsfjorden. The company town is owned and operated by Kings Bay (Kings Bay (company)), who provide facilities for permanent research institutes from ten countries. The town is ultimately owned by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (Ministry of Trade and Industry (Norway)) and is not incorporated. Ny-Ålesund has an all-year permanent population of 30 to 35, with the summer population reaching 120. Its facilities include Ny-Ålesund Airport, Hamnerabben, Svalbard Rocket Range, a port and Ny-Ålesund Town and Mine Museum, as well as fifteen permanent research stations.

It's the northernmost civilian settlement in the world.

The town was founded in 1917 by Peter Brandal and his mining company, Kings Bay Kull Comp. Initially mining was carried out until 1929, but it was unprofitable for most of the 1920s. There were a series of air expeditions launched from Ny-Ålesund towards the North Pole. The company was nationalized in 1933 and the town was for some years used for tourism and as a fishing port. Mining resumed for some months in 1941 and then from 1945. After several fatal accidents, a mining accident on 5 November 1962 killed 21 miners. In what became the Kings Bay Affair, mining was terminated and Gerhardsen's Third Cabinet resigned. Kongsfjord Telemetry Station opened in 1967 and the town gradually transformed into a research settlement. Since 1992 foreign institutions have been permitted to build permanent stations in town.

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