Atmosphere Research

Zeppelin Observatory
Photo: Ove Hermansen / Norsk institutt for luftforskning (NILU)

The Atmosphere Research Flagship Programme brings scientists studying the lower atmosphere in Ny-Ålesund and Svalbard together to develop collaboration and joint research actions to tackle the challange of climate change in the Arctic.

Upcoming activities

  • Joint flagship open workshop on the nutrient cycle - linking the atmosphere, marine, terrestrial and cryosphere, in Orvieto, Italy, Oct-Nov 2020. Hosted by CNR, as part of the joint flagship project. First announcement will come soon.
  • Open Atmospheric Flagship workshop in Incheon, The Republic of Korea in 10-14 May 2021. The workshop is hosted by KOPRI and will include the KOPRI Arctic Partnership Week.
  • The flagship will also arrange the following workshops in 2020-2021
    • Emerging contaminants meeting in 2020
    • Sample archive specimen bank meeting in 2020
    • Precipitation and deposition meeting 2021


  • A new feature in RiS makes it possible to link your project to one or more of the Ny-Ålesund flagships. Please update your project information under Project Details>Project Type. We can in the next round create lists for the different flagships on when the different projects will be present in Ny-Ålesund
  • Ny-Ålesund GIS product is launched! Information about research instruments, installations and field sites in and around Ny-Ålesund is available as a dedicated layer in Svalbardkartet. More information here. If information about your research object is not included, please be in contact with the NySMAC representative from your institute or NPI research corrdinator in Ny-Ålesund: .  
  • The Ny-Ålesund Atmosphere Flagship Programme received funding from Svalbard Strategic Grant for the project "Ny-Ålesund Atmosphere Flagship Program: Collaboration and new directions in atmospheric research in Svalbard and the wider Arctic" for the project period 2020-2022. The project description can be found under Documents. Stay tunes for more information on activities. 
  • The compiled report from the four guest visits that was funded by the flagship in 2019 is available under previous activities.
  • Sign up for the flagship email list to receive information on coming activities. Contact Christina at '); /*]]>*/ if you would like to communicate with the flagship group.