Norsk Polarinstitutt (NPI)

Description of the organisation

Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) is Norway’s central governmental institution for scientific research, mapping and environmental monitoring in the Arctic and the Antarctic. The Institute advises Norwegian authorities on matters concerning polar issues, and is Norway’s competent environmental authority in Antarctica. The Norwegian Polar Institute is a directorate under the Ministry of Climate and Environment.

Expertise particularly relevant for the project

NPI as has extensive expertise in observations, monitoring and process studies in the polar regions, in both the Arctic and Antarctica, and has extensive research regarding physical-chemical oceanography, sea ice physics/chemistry, marine biology and glaciology, related to natural processes and climate change. Since 2011, NPI has improved the expertise in the sea ice/ocean carbonate chemistry, air-sea CO2 exchange, biogeochemical processes and ocean acidification in the Arctic Ocean and Southern Ocean as part of the research program “Ocean Acidification (OA) and effects in northern waters” within the FRAM-High north research centre for Climate and Environment”. NPI has expertise in analytical methods for carbonate chemistry (pCO2, pH, total alkalinity, and total dissolved inorganic carbon) for data quality control. NPI performs yearly and seasonal expeditions to the Fram Strait/north of Svalbard, and periodically to the Southern Ocean.

For more  information visit NPI website.