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AWIPEV Arctic Research Base (AWIPEV)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
French Polar Institute Paul Emile Victor
German Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
Location
PO Box, AWIPEV Base, Ny-Aalesund, PO: 1973, Svalbard (Norway)
Structure
Type Of RI
Single-sited
Coordinating Country
Germany
Participating Countries
France
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 2003
Scientific Description
The German Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and the French Polar Institute Paul Emile Victor (IPEV) operate their research stations in Ny-Ålesund as the joint French-German Arctic Research Base AWIPEV. This base includes station buildings and observatories in Ny-Aalesund, and the French Camp Corbel, 5 km east of Ny-Ålesund. The base is located in the Arctic, Svalbard, Kongsfjorden, Ny-Ålesund.

Spitsbergen belongs to one of the northernmost archipelagos in the Arctic. Ny-Ålesund on the west coast is an international center for various modern Arctic research activities. The village is one of the world's northernmost human settlements and is surrounded by glaciers, moraines, rivers, mountains and a typical tundra system.

RI Keywords
Environment, Arctic research
Classifications
RI Category
In situ Earth Observatories
Atmospheric Measurement Facilities
In situ Marine/Freshwater Observatories
Solid Earth Observatories, including Seismological Monitoring Stations
Polar and Cryospheric Research Infrastructures
Scientific Domain
Earth and Environmental Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Environment
Services
Access to Arctic Research Stations and Laboratories
Access
Access Type
Physical, Remote
Access Mode
Excellence Driven
Collaborations
ESFRI
RI is a node of an ESFRI project
Date of last update: 07/03/2018