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|Norwegian Polar Institute|
|The Norwegian Polar Institute is the principal supplier of scientific information on Norwegian Polar Regions for the central government administration, acting as its consultant on polar matters and helping to ensure that the polar environment is managed as efficiently as possible.
The institute is the main Norwegian institution concerned with mapping and scientific and environmental investigations of Norwegian Polar Regions in the Arctic and Antarctica. NPIâ€™s polar climate programme undertakes research addressing the role of the Polar Regions in climate, including the role of the polar oceans.
NPI is headquartered in TromsÃ¸, with an office in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, and a research station in Ny-Ã…lesund, Svalbard. It has the status of a directorate, and is responsible to the Norwegian Ministry of Environment.
NPI has a staff of 130. The Research Division includes 50 scientists that work in the fields of geophysics, biology, toxicology and geology.