SIOS is one of 21 international research infrastructure projects included in the Roadmap of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) and is currently being evaluated to become an ESFRI landmark. After a preparatory phase funded by the EU and an interim phase funded by the Research Council of Norway and in-kind contributions from its members, SIOS is now operational after the MoU was signed 26 January 2018.




  • The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)
    • Contact: Harald Ellingsen, Director
    • Home page: www.unis.no
  • Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz Zentrum fuer Polar-und Meeresforschung (AWI)
    • Contact: Nicole Biebow, Head of the International Cooperation Unit
    • Home page: www.awi.de
  • British Antarctic Survey (BAS)
    • Contact: Henry Burgess, Head of the NERC Arctic Office
    • Home page: www.bas.ac.uk
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche (CNR)
    • Contact: Vito Vitale, Senior Scientist ISAC-CNR
    • Home page: www.cnr.it
  • Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)
  • Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences (IGF PAS)
  • French Polar Institute Paul-Emile Victor (IPEV)
  • Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MET Norway)
    • Contact: Harald Schyberg, acting Director of Research and Development
    • Home page: www.met.no/en
  • Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC)
  • National Institute for Polar Research (NIPR)
    • Contact: Hiroshi Miyaoka, Deputy Director & Professor, Arctic Environment Research Centre
    • Home page: www.nipr.ac.jp/english/
  • The Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI)
    • Contact: Christina A. Pedersen, Scientific coordinator
    • Home page: www.npolar.no
  • Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC)
  • Stockholm University (SU)
    • Contact: HC Hansson, Professor in atmospheric science
    • Home page: www.su.se
  • University of Helsinki (UH)
    • Contact: Tuukka Petäjä, Principle Investigator, Department of physics
    • Home page: www.helsinki.fi/en


Go to the web page for the SIOS Preparatory Phase

ESFRI Roadmap: http://www.esfri.eu/roadmap-2016

Norwegian Roadmap for Research Infrastructure: http://www.forskningsradet.no/prognett-infrastruktur/National_strategy_for_research_infrastructure/1253976458361