Open calls: support for polar research

Three calls directed to Swedish polar research open for applications. Project level operational support : the call is open for applications for projects that aim t...


Final report on the need for an icebreaking research vessel

The government-appointed commission  to investigate the governmental need for an icebreaking research vessel have been reported today. The final report contains a co...


Welcome to Polarforum 2016

Welcome to a two-day meeting with discussions on possibilities and collaborations within Swedish polar research. During Polarforum there will be room for discussions o...

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Expedition blogs



The storm keeps hammering

After a season with splendid weather, we are having our share. Yesterday's weather reports indicate that the weekend is our best bet to leave Wasa.


How has the ocean’s capacity to absorb CO2 changed?

Nathalie Van der Putten from the Department of Geology, Lund University, will participate in Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE) which is the first research expedition of the Swiss Polar Institute. The expedition is divided into three legs and the route goes around the entire Antarctic continent.


43,2 knots of wind

Now we are scheduled to get picked up on Thursday at 12:15 but the forecast does not look that good. At this moment we have 43,2 knots of wind and visibility less than 1000 meters. But spirits are high, we are warm and we got food.

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The Polar Research Portal is a new way to discover Swedish polar research. The portal is an experience-based website that puts polar research on the map.


Visit the Polar Research Portal to read about current Swedish expeditions in Antarctica.


The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat and Swedish Research Council have established a shared roadmap for support to research projects in polar regions outside Sweden.