Royal visit to NILU`s Zeppelin station
Senior Scientist Kim Holmén at NILU, gave a lecture for the prince on the subject of `Changes in arctic atmosphere caused by humans`. The prince impressed everyone with his knowledge of, and interest in environmental issues.
Prince Albert’s visit was a commemoration of his great-great grandfathers pioneer expeditions to the arctic region.
The Zeppelin-station is situated on the Zeppelin Mountain at 474 meters above sea level in Ny-Ålesund on the west coast of Svalbard (79 degrees north latitude).
Due to its location in an undisturbed Arctic environment the station is a `natural laboratory` for regional, national and global research and monitoring of the atmosphere.
Activities include: Atmospheric studies, research on marine and terrestrial ecosystems, glaciers, physical properties of snow and ice, surface energy balance and solar radiaton.