Ny-Ålesund is an ideal site for glaciological research and monitoring; despite its remote location, it provides an excellent logistical base for fieldwork activities. The area around Ny-Ålesund offer most types of glaciers found in Svalbard and the high Arctic: fast-flowing, surge type, polythermal, and calving glaciers. Two Ny-Ålesund glaciers, Midtre Lovénbreen and Austre Bøggerbreen, have among the longest Arctic mass balance time-series in the world.
- 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.
- 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: .
- Sign up for the Glaciology Flagship email list here. Contact Christina at '); /*]]>*/ if you would like to communicate with the flagship group.
The Glasiology Flagship was established as part of the NySMAC Science plan for Ny-Ålesund at a workshop in Sommarøy, Norway in 2011. The flagship documents provides an overview of main scientific topics, knowledge gaps and suggestions for common integrated glaciology efforts.
Many relevant long-term measurements exist for these glaciers as well as the surge-type glacier Kongsvegen, and the tidewater glacier Kronebreen, part of the Holthedalfonna glacier system. The presence of glaciers with positive snow accumulation, such as Holtedahlfonna, together with a long record of mass balance measurements permit the recovery of ice core samples for paleoclimate reconstruction. The presence of annual snow, generally until the end of May, also makes Ny-Ålesund an ideal site to study snow evolution processes and to evaluate interaction between surface snow and atmosphere.
- Glacier mass balance
- Glacier dynamics
- Glacier hydrology
- Annual snow layer evolution
- Interaction between snow and atmosphere
- Ice cores (for climate and contaminant studies)
- Glacier biogeochemistry
- Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway. PI: . Mass balance for glaciers near Ny-Ålesund
- University of Oslo, Norway. PI: .
- CNRS, Universite de France-Comte, France. PI:
- Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland. PI:
- NCAOR, India. PI:
- Wuhan University, PI:
- Norwegian Polar Institute, PI:
- University of Oslo, PI:
|Nov 2019||Ny-Ålesund Glaciology Flagship workshop - Models and observations of snow and glacier mass balance||Oslo, Norway|
|Nov 2017||Olav Liestøl Symposium||Oslo, Norway|
|Nov 2016||NÅGLAMB – Ny-Ålesund GLAcier Mass Balance workshop||Oslo, Norway|
|Nov 2016||Taking the next step in Svalbard snow research workshop||Gotenburg, Sweden|
|Oct 2014||Calving and surging glaciers||Netherland|
- , Norwegian Polar Institute (Chair)
- , Wuhan University (Co-chair)