Dirigibile Italia Arctic Station

Airship Italia Arctic station
Base artica Dirigibile Italia
Research Station
Airship Italia Arctic station in 2012
Airship Italia Arctic station in 2012
Airship Italia Arctic station is located in Arctic
Airship Italia Arctic station
Airship Italia Arctic station
Coordinates: 78°55′N 11°56′E / 78.917°N 11.933°E / 78.917; 11.933Coordinates: 78°55′N 11°56′E / 78.917°N 11.933°E / 78.917; 11.933
Country Italy
Named forAirship Italia
Government
 • TypePolar Research Organisation
 • BodyNational Research Council of Italy

The Dirigibile Italia Arctic station (in Italian: Base artica Dirigibile Italia) is an Italian research station in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, Norway.

Managed by the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), it was inaugurated in May 1997,[1] in memory of the airship Italia expedition of Umberto Nobile (1928).

It is a 330 m2 (3,600 sq ft) permanent research station with laboratories and offices which can host up to seven people, but it is inhabited only in case of ongoing scientific activities. Studies coordinated by CNR focus on the intricate climatic interactions among the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, the biosphere, the lithosphere, and the cryosphere.[2]

The research station also runs the Amundsen-Nobile Climate Change Tower,[3] measuring atmospheric parameters, installed by the Kings Bay and inaugurated on 30 April 2009.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ Tamburelli, Gianfranco (2008). The Antarctic Legal System: The Protection of the Environment of the Polar Regions. Giuffrè Editore. p. preface.
  2. ^ "At Arctic Station Dirigibile Italia". isac.cnr.it. Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Climate Change Tower Integrated Project - Home". isac.cnr.it. Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Research Institutions and Universities in Ny-Ålesund". Kings Bay. Retrieved 1 October 2020.

External links

  • "Kings Bay".
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