Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre briefed on Arctic field work preparations at UNIS

The Norwegian Prime Minister met with students from UNIS and received a briefing on Arctic safety and the preparations needed to attend academic field work in extreme Arctic conditions.

Photo: Ragnhild Utne / UNIS

The natural environment on Svalbard is undergoing rapid change. To operate and work in the High Arctic in a safe and environmental manner is key and an expertise in constant need of revise and training. This was the main message when Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre visited The University Centre in Svalbard. The Prime Minister was instructed by students at the University Centre on how to prepare for a scientific field trip in high Arctic conditions. 

The Prime Minister was also informed on UNIS’ green strategy and how the University Centre is working to protect the natural environment and people. And how UNIS can play a significant role providing the knowledge and experience needed towards a renewable energy transition of Longyearbyen.

Arctic Geology Education Official visits