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AWIPEV Arctic Research Base - AWIPEV Arctic Research Bases Including the Atmospheric and Permafrost Observatories
Date of Last update : 2014.01.24 Rivision Request Request for use
Coordinating Country
Hosting Organisations
RI Category
Atmospheric Measurement Facilities
Polar, Marine Research, Arctic
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-Alesund as the joint French-German Arctic Research Base AWIPEV. This base includes the Koldewey Station buildings, the Rabot Station and the French Camp Corbel, 5 km east of Ny-Alesund. The base is located in the Arctic, Svalbard, Kongsfjorden, Ny-Alesund, Position (town center): 78°55’24’’N, 11°55’15’’E
Application Area
Research at the AWIPEV Base with the stations Koldewey, Rabot and Corbel covers a large field of modern polar research. Both, long term and short term projects of atmospheric research, marine and terrestrial biology, or cryosphere research, are carried out at the AWIPEV Research Base.

Many different measurements, excursions, as well as field expeditions are possible at the base. Prominent examples are atmospheric long term measurements, scientific diving, glacier expeditions, installation of measuring systems in the permafrost and launches of research balloons