Science platforms and infrastructures

The intention of the list below is to provide an online gateway to Arctic research vessels and stations. We encourage our visitors to inform the FARO Secretariat about relevant web sites to be included in the list.

An overview of more than 85 terrestrial field bases, mainly Arctic, can be found at the EU funded infrastructure project INTERACT.

An overview of research vessels can also be found at the EU funded Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium (ARICE).


Polar Knowledge Canada
Canadian Network of Northern Research Operators

Czech Republic
Czech Arctic Research Station                                                                                                                                

Arctic Research Centre of the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI-ARC)
Kevo Research Station
Kilpisjärvi Biological Station
Oulanka Research Station
Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory

Corbel Station

AWIPEV Arctic Research Base

Denmark (Greenland)
Zackenberg Research Station
Arctic Station 
Sermilik Station
Kangerlussuaq International Science Support (KISS)
Greenland Institute of Natural Resources 
Greenland Climate Research Centre
Villum Research Station

Japan (Svalbard)
Ny-Ålesund Rabben Station- National Institute of Polar Research

Netherlands (Svalbard)
Netherland Arctic Station at Ny-Ålesund

Norway (Svalbard)

Ny-Ålesund Research Station
Auroral Station in Adventdalen

Poland (Svalbard)
Hornsund Polish Polar Station 
NicolauS Copernicus Polar Station
Polar Station "Petuniabukta"
Stanislaw Baranowski Polar Station

Republic of Korea (Svalbard)
Dasan Station at Ny-Ålesund 


Abisko Scientific Research Station  - Swedish Polar Research Secretariat
Tarfala Research Station - Stockholm University 

United Kingdom (Svalbard)
The NERC Research Station at Ny Ålesund 

Arctic LTER
Summit, Greenland 
Toolik Field Station
Arctic Mapping Application (ARMAP) 
AON Viewer