Infrastructure and Facilities
World-class infrastructure and facilities
Our team has access to world-class infrastructure and facilities including Antarctic and Arctic research stations, research vessels, in-house laboratories and strong modelling capacity.
Some of these facilities include:
Some of IC3’s most exciting field research is being run out of Troll Station in Antarctica, a fully equipped year-round scientific station run by our partner NPI that can host dozens of scientists.
iC3’s researchers have excellent access to Svalbard, including to the world’s northernmost year-round research station, Ny-Ålesund, which is managed by our partner NPI. Access to Kongsfjorden, a fjord inlet where glaciers discharge meltwater into Arctic seas, allows iC3 scientists to study how melting ice sheets are affecting ocean ecosystems and locally analyse their samples in a purpose built lab.
Ice-class vessel Kronprins Haakon allows the iC3 team to study the oceans in frozen and open waters all year round. The vessel is equipped with extensive on-board laboratories, a moonpool and dynamic positioning, providing world-leading facilities for Polar marine research.
iC3 scientists have access to Helmer Hanssen, a research vessel owned by the university. Operating in the waters around Svalbard and eastern Greenland, the vessel allows our team to conduct marine biological, geological and oceanographic surveys, including bottom sediment sampling.
The ICOM:ICe Oceans and cliMate laboratory allows iC3 researchers to conduct molecular-level analyses of nutrients, carbon and microbes from ice to ocean, and run novel experiments under controlled laboratory conditions.
iC3’s team has access to strong modelling capacity and experience that combines ice sheet, carbon cycle, hydrate, and physical-biogeochemical numerical models.