Polar Research (PolarPOL)


Hornsund Polish Polar Station is situated on the bay of Isbjørnhamn in the fiord of Hornsund (in the southern portion of the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, part of the Svalbard archipelago). Managed by the PAS Institute of Geophysics in Warsaw, the station conducts scientific research yearround and is proud to be Poland’s northernmost research institution. Together with Poland’s research vessels (including the “Oceania” research vessel of the PAS Institute of Oceanology), it forms the basis for the Polish Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Polar Research (PolarPOL). One of its objectives is to help identify the causes and effects of such global phenomena as climate change and to help counteract their negative consequences, through the sustainable use of water, natural resources, and preserving biological diversity.