A big step forward for the international research cooperation in Svalbard

On 26 January 2018, state secretary Rebekka Borsch from the Norwegian Ministry of Education opened the General Assembly during which the consortium for the Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS) was consolidated through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.

The event marked the transition of SIOS into its operational phase after ten years of preparations and pilot activities. 24 institutions from 9 countries formally joined forces with the common goal to establish an observing system that will improve knowledge of environmental and climatic changes in the Arctic.


Please find the press release here.