Ny-Ålesund

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early scientific

Institute established a scientific station in Ny-Ålesund in 1966, moving their ionosphere measurement station from Isfjord Radio. Hanoa: 177 An early scientific agent was the Norwegian Institute for Air Research, which has conducted air research in Ny-Ålesund since the mid-1970s. Hanoa: 211 Gradually there was increased interest in research in Ny-Ålesund. In the first years a series of universities sent summer expeditions. Hanoa: 202 Kings Bay also generated revenue from selling fuel, supplies and air transport to shrimp fishers. Hanoa: 206 By 1977 Kings Bay stuck a deal by the then state-owned Store Norske to sell all its claims, although it kept the property rights around Ny-Ålesund. Hanoa: 181 During the early 1980s a plan for cultural heritage management was developed, which included the renovation of several older houses. In 1992 nearly the entire town 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


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, 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

, and started construction of a town. By winter buildings, mines, a port and a railway were completed. Hanoa: 15 thumb left The town in the late 1910s (File:Kings Bay Kull Compani(6).jpg) Sixty-four people stayed the first winter. They were supplemented from May 1918, bringing the summer population to 300. In the following years the town was gradually expanded with additional housing and work buildings. Hanoa: 18 During the first years several names were

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.


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


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'''the northernmost permanent settlement in the world''' (except for a few military bases). Founded in 1916 as a coal mining town, the town housed 400 people at its peak, until it was shut down in 1962 after an explosion killed 21 people. Ny-Ålesund reopened in 1968 as a research base. Today owned and run by Kings Bay AS, the tiny town is home to 30-35 people year-round, but the population can swell to over 120 in the summer. Practically all inhabitants are scientists. Get in Ny-Ålesund can be visited fairly easily as a cruise stopover, but spending any more time there is difficult, to say the least. Bona fide scientists interested in running a research project at Ny-Alesund may contact NySMAC to apply. By plane Lufttransport operates semi-regular flights all year round (2-3 weekly) to Longyearbyen (25 minutes), albeit subject to weather conditions. Reservations can ''only'' be arranged via Kings Bay, and seats must be booked well in advance. By boat For most non-scientists a cruise stopover is the only way of reaching Ny-Ålesund. The cheapest and fastest way appears to be Spitsbergen Travel's 3 4-day cruises from Longyearbyen , with rates starting at 7900 kr (c. US$1500, cheapest cabin, twin sharing). Cruises operate only from May to October. Get around Effectively the only way a visitor can get around is on foot, restrictions are made to protect the visitor and the local bird population so no off path walking keep to the established 'roads'(tracks) and do not leave the settlement. A circuit of the settlement is possible in under an hour. Watch out for the local bird population as they may attack you if you are too near their ground level nests. See * '''Mining Museum'''. Yes, there's one of these in every settlement on Svalbard. * '''The Engine'''. The remains of a narrow gauge engine, and some wagons * '''Amundsen Monument''' See the illustration above Do Cruise Boat visitors will only get one option - Walking, limited to the settlement. Visits can be made to the Hotel, The Cafe, The Post Office and The Museum Information building Summer * Boating * Kayaking * Hiking Winter or Summer * Snowmobile trips * Skiing expeditions Buy There is a shop run by the Company which is open to tourists whenever a cruise boat is visiting, but certain items are reserved only for residents. All major currencies and Credit Cards are taken. The Post Office is likewise open during cruise boat visits, with special cancellation and catchets that can be affixed to envelopes and postcards by visitors. At other times these facilities are open for short periods daily. Eat The Hotel will serve limited food. There is also a Cafe close to the dock which serves Waffles Drink The Hotel and the Cafe are the only sources Sleep * '''North Pole Hotel''' (''Nordpol Hotellet''). Originally opened in 1936 to house fishermen. * There is a free '''camping ground''' located near the Zeppelin launch tower and the Italia Memorial. Go next 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.


research community

community, it is open to commercial and recreational vessels. It has one large berth which is International Ship and Port Facility Security Code compliant and is commonly used by cruise ships. wikipedia:Ny-Ålesund

Dornier Do 228 landing at Ny-Ålesund Airport, Hamnerabben Ny-Ålesund has a road network which connects the buildings at the settlement, but this network does not extend beyond the settlement. Off-road motorized transport is prohibited on bare ground, but snowmobiles are used extensively during winter—both for commercial and recreational activities. Umbriet (1997): 63–67 Ny-Ålesund Harbour is operated by Kings Bay. In addition to serving the research


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. The entire town remains owned and operated by Kings Bay, which provides services to visiting scientists. Representatives for the participating institutes meet in the Ny-Ålesund Science Managers Committee (NySMAC) twice per year. NySMAC's main goals are to distribute information on existing research and plan future research.<

conducts research on the surrounding glaciers annually. The following is a list of all currently running, permanent research stations in Ny-Ålesund. It states the station's name, the institute operating it, the nationality, the year the station was established and the nature of the research carried out. wikipedia:Ny-Ålesund


research projects

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

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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