Tag Archives: Ny-Ålesund

Trond Giske host of this year’s Ny-Ålesund Symposium

Minister of Trade and Industry, Trond Giske, is hosting the Ny-Ålesund symposium from 26 - 28 May 2011. This year's symposium has the theme "Towards a green economy: the role of technology" and will be dedicated to innovation and technological development. -The global climate and environmental challenges are not only a threat ...

Slight fall in Svalbard population

Svalbard has a high level of in- and out-migration, markedly influencing the size of the population. On Jan. 1 2010, 2,481 were registered at Svalbard, 84 fewer than one year earlier. A total of 2,052 of these lived in the Norwegian settlements Longyearbyen and Ny-Ålesund. During 2009, the number of inhabitants in the Norwegian settlements decreased ...

Video from Ban Ki-moon’s visit to Svalbard

UN chief sees climate change first-hand UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited the Arctic on Sept. 1 to witness the effects of global warming ahead of key international climate talks in Copenhagen in December. At Svalbard, Ban visited Ny-Ålesund, the quickly developing research village at the archipelago. He met with director of the Norwegian Polar Institute Jan ...