Fresh satellite images and ice charts has made it possible to update the voyage plan continuously thus enabling KV Svalbard
to find the best route through the ice.
Owner Rasmus Jacobsen, a Danish environmentalist and commercial ship owner who first visited Svalbard
12 years ago, has invited me on a weekend voyage, departing from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen's only urban metropolis, travelling along the Isfjord and into the Greenland Sea.
More than 3000 polar bears live around Svalbard
. Residents have to carry high-powered rifles any time they leave the settlement.
Caption: The Svalbard
Global Seed Vault is the most Extensive seed collection In the world.
Exhausted by several unsuccessful hunts, a mother nurses her cubs; at the edge of an ice floe, a muscular male swims from one frozen platform to another; and beneath the glare of a never-setting sun, a family share a seal carcass with a greedy flock of glaucous gulls, the scene silhouetted against one of Svalbard
's trademark aubergine skies.
With currents reaching Svalbard
from both the Atlantic and Siberia, local beach cleaners have reportedly found plastic waste traceable even to Florida.
Ground Station, located on 78 North, is the world's largest commercial ground station that, due to the unique location, provides all-orbit support.
Moscow [Russia], Feb 27 ( ANI ): Russia plans to transfer about 2,200 specimens of food plant seeds to the Global Seed Vault on Norway's Arctic island of Svalbard
, an official said on Monday.
Caption: Hundreds of millions of seeds are stored in containers kept underground at the Svalbard
Global Seed Vault in Norway.
Stunning scenery in Svalbard
FLOATING perilously on a wafer-thin diamond of ice, a coil of slashed and scarred blubber drifts into the blackened harlequin sea.
Norwegian rescuers searched in vain on Thursday for a Russian helicoptermissing at sea with eight people aboard off the coast of the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard