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Alta College

Type: Organisation
Address: Department of Saami Studies, N-9500 Alta
Telephone: +47-84-34-044

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Alta Museum

Type: Museum
Address: Altaveien 10, N-9500 Alta
Telephone: +47-78-43-53-77
Fax: +47-78-43-58-29
Year of foundation: 1978
Collections: Prehistoric rock carvings; natural and cultural history of Finnmark; history of Alta northern lights research; boat collection
Publications: The rock carvings in Hjemmeluft/Jiepmaluokta (Helskog, 1994); Pamphlets (1994-)

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Arktisk Forening Tromso [Arctic Society of Tromso]

Type: Organisation
[Arctic Society of Tromso]
Address: PO Box Box 602, N-9001 Tromso
Year of foundation: 1947
Activities: Encourages development and research in the Arctic based on Tromso's rich Arctic tradition. Holds regular lecture series. See also Polarmuseet i Tromso.
Publications: Arktisk Forening (?-, ?)

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Artec Foundation

Type: Organisation
Address: In 1994 consisted of 21 companies sharing the objective of enhancing economic and social development based on Arctic resources. Special priority is given to projects of importance to Svalbard and northern Norway.

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Barentsburg Museum

Type: Museum
Address: Kulturhuset, N-9178 Barentsburg, Svalbard
Telephone: +47-79-02-18-14
Year of foundation: 1963

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Barentssekretariatet

Type: Organisation
Website: www.barsek.no
Address: PO 276, N-9901 Kirkenes
Telephone: +47-78-977050
Fax: +47-78-977055

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Bjornoya Museum

Type: Museum
Address: N-9176 Bjornoya
Year of foundation: 1971

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Blokkodden Villmarksmuseum [Blokkodden Wilderness Museum]

Type: Museum
[Blokkodden Wilderness Museum]
Address: Kulturkontoret, Engerdal Kommune, N-2440 Engerdal
Telephone: +47-64-58-000
Fax: +47-64-58-057
Year of foundation: 1980
Collections: Open-air wilderness museum combining natural and cultural landscapes with a museum. Shows Norwegian and Saami use of the region of Femundsmarka over several centuries.

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Bodo College, Department of Saami Studies, N-8000 Bodo

Type: Organisation

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Breheimsenteret

Type: Museum
Website: www.jostedal.com
Address: 5827 Jostedal
Telephone: +47-57-68-32-50
Fax: +47-57-68-32-40
Collections: Visitor centre sited at entrance to Jostedal Glacier National Park.

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Calli. Fellessekretariat for de Samiske Kunstnerorganisajoner

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 29, N-9730 Karasjok/Karasjohka
Telephone: +47-84-66006
Fax: +47-84-67150
Activities: Saami cultural organization.

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Department for International Cooperation, Air Management and Polar Affairs, Ministry of Environment

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 8013, Dep. N-0030 Oslo

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Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskab (DKNVS) Museet [Museum of the Royal Norwegian Scientific Society]

Type: Museum
[Museum of the Royal Norwegian Scientific Society]
Address: Universitet i Trondheim, Erling Skakkes gt. 47B, N-7004 Trondheim
Telephone: +47-73-592200
Fax: +47-73-592223
Year of foundation: 1760
Collections: Current Arctic research activities include studies of Russian hunting in Svalbard and Arctic seas, and Svalbard cultural monuments
Publications: Gunneria (1977-) [continues Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskab. Museet. Miscellanea (1971-77)]

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Ethnografisk Museum

Type: Museum
Website: www.uio.no
Address: Universitet i Oslo, Frederiksgate 2, N-0164 Oslo
Telephone: +47-22-859300
Fax: +47-22-859960
Year of foundation: 1857
Collections: Permanent exhibit on Arctic cultures. Houses one of the finest European collections of Canadian Inuit material culture, with Roald Amundsen's collection of ethnographic materials obtained during his polar expeditions, particularly in northern Canada (1903-06) - including unique photographs of the Netsilik culture - and the Russian Arctic (1919-21). The Saami collections were transferred to Norsk Folkemuseum in 1951
Publications: Skrifter; exhibition catalogues

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Finmarksbiblioteket

Type: Library
Website: www.fm.fylkesbibl.no/web/index.php/finmarksbiblioteket
Address: Boks 615, 9801 Vadsö, Norway
Telephone: +47-789-53400
Fax: +47-789-53624
Notes:

Founded 1892 as a private collection with membership. From 1980 a department of Eastern Finnmark county library.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Collections on Lapps, Arctic, Northern and Scandinavia. Specialities: literature about Finnmark county, but also from other parts in Northern Norway, Lapland and Kola. Photographs. Maps. Microfilmed Church registers, census papers and newspapers.

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Finnmark County Administration

Type: Organisation
Address: Fylkeshuset, N-9800 Vadso

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Finnmarkforskning (FIFO) [Finnmark Research]

Type: Organisation
[Finnmark Research]
Website: www.finnmark.norut.no
Address: Follums vei 33, N-9510 Alta
Year of foundation: 1987
Activities: Studies focus on county of Finnmark and Barents Region. Researchers within social and political science, anthropology, geology, geographic information systems (GIS), and freshwater biology carry out projects on tourism, fisheries, society, industry and commerce, and regional information (freshwater fish resources, mineral resources, environment - tracks, preservation areas, etc. - and cultural heritage areas).
Publications: Finnmarchica Information Bulletin (1994-)

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Fiskeridirektoratet Biblioteket [Directorate of Fisheries. The library]

Type: Library
[Directorate of Fisheries. The library]
Website: www.imr.no/om_havforskningsinstituttet/biblioteket/en
Contact name: Brit Skotheim
Address: Postboks 1870 Nordnes, N-5817 Bergen, Norway
Telephone: +47-552-368 85
Fax: +47-552-385 85
Open to the public? / Opening hours: 0800-1500
Year of foundation: 1900
Notes:

The collections include literature on fish and fisheries, fish farming, whales and whaling, seals and sealing, marine biology, physical and chemical oceanography and problems related to these subjects. Among these topics we also have literature on northern areas, but this literature is not gathered in a northern collection, but scattered throughout the classification system. We therefore are unable to give any information about the size of our northern collection.

Printed Brochure Available: Yes

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FORUT, Forskningsstiftelsen ved Universitet i Tromso

Type: Organisation
Address: Sentraladministrasjonen, Sjolundveien 7, Norrona, PO Box 2806 Elverhoy, N-9001 Tromso.
Telephone: +47-83-80150
Fax: +47-83-89626
Activities: The FORUT-Group Ltd. is a company partly owned by the University of Tromso and consisting of four research institutes in Tromso and Narvik. Many activities focus on the Arctic and Barents regions.

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Fram Museum

Type: Museum
Website: www.fram.museum.no
Address: Bygdoynes, N-0286 Oslo
Telephone: +47-22-43-83-70
Fax: +47- 22-55-07-66
Year of foundation: 1933
Collections: The central exhibit is the Fram, the polar exploration ship built by Colin Archer in 1892 and used on the expeditions of Fridtjof Nansen (1893-96), Otto Sverdrup (1898-1902) and Roald Amundsen (1910-12).

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Fridtjof Nansens Institutt (FNI)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.ni.no
Address: Polhogda vei 17, PO Box 326, N-1326 Lysaker
Telephone: +47-67-11-19-00
Fax: +47-67-11-19-10
Year of foundation: 1958
Activities: Located in Nansen's former home, FNI is an independent foundation engaged in applied social science research focusing on international issues concerning the environment, resource management, and economic and political development. The focus of its polar programme (one of three current programmes) includes Arctic, Antarctic, and general polar ocean, environment and resource issues, with special emphasis placed on Northwest Russia and on Russo-Norwegian relations in the North. International Northern Sea Route Programme (INSROP) (1992-99)
Publications: Nansen News (1995-, 4pa) [continues International Challenges (1990-94 and Newsletter (1980?-89)]; Reports [many series titled according to project, e.g. International Antarctic Regime Project. Publications Series (1992-)]

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Geological Survey of Norway Library. Norges Geologiskeundersokelse Bibliotek

Type: Library
Website: www.ngu.no/index.asp?ilangid=1
Address: Leiv Erikssonsvei 39, Trondheim, P.O. Box: 3006 - Lade, 7002 Trondheim, Norway
Telephone: +47-739-040 11
Fax: +47-739-216 20
Notes:

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Collections on geology, geochemistry, geophysics, hydrogeology, marine geology

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Grid-Arendal

Type: Library
Website: http://WWW.grida.no
Address: Tk-Senteret, Longum Park, PO Box 1602, N-4801 Arendal, Norway
Telephone: +47-370-035650
Fax: +47-370-035050
Notes:

Northern site of GRID (Global Resource Information Database), a worldwide United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) network concerned with the collection, storage and accessing of environmental data. GRID-Arendal has prime responsibility for Arctic data, holding data also for Antarctica, and for the Nordic countries and their adjacent seas.

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Havforsknings-Instituttet [Institute of Marine Research]

Type: Organisation
[Institute of Marine Research]
Website: www.imr.no
Address: Nordnesparken 2, PO Box 1870 Nordnes, N-5024 Bergen
Telephone: +47-5-238500
Fax: +47-5-238531
Year of foundation: 1900
Activities: National centre for research on coastal and ocean life and the marine environment. Operates several research vessels and carries out research in the Barents Sea, Norwegian Sea and other northern waters. Library.
Publications: Fisken og Havet (1959-, 15-20pa)

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Institutt for Samfunnsmedicin, PO Box 417, N-9001 Tromso.

Type: Organisation
Telephone: +47-83-57211

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Ishavsmuseet Aarvak [The Aarvak Museum]

Type: Museum
[The Aarvak Museum]
Website: www.ishavsmuseet.no
Contact name: Webjørn Landmark
Address: Brandalsvegen 28 – 6062 Brandal
Telephone: +47-700-92-004
Open to the public? / Opening hours: May & September: Daily, 12.00-16.00; June, July & August: Daily, 11.00-17.00
Year of foundation: 1981
Collections: Ishavsmuseet (the “Arctic Sea Museum”) is beautifully situated in the centre of Brandal in an old wharfside shed formerly used for processing sealskins. Brandal was a centre for sealing and expeditions to the Arctic fitted out from the west of Norway. Ishavsmuseet displays a hundred-year history of sealing, over-wintering hunting expeditions in northeast Greenland, and mining operations in Ny-Ålesund, Spitsbergen, or Brandal City, as the place was first named. In addition to the exhibits is the Arctic vessel, M/S Aarvak, constructed in 1912, brought to land in dry-dock and built in to the side of the museum. The museum also has a section dedicated to the explorer Ragnar Thorseth who was the first Norwegian to the North Pole, and also sailed around the world in the Viking ship "Saga Siglar".
Publications: Polar magazine 'Isflaket': http://www.ishavsmuseet.no/polarmagasin

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Jan Mayen Museum

Type: Museum
Address: Forsvarets stasjon, N-8013 Jan Mayen
Year of foundation: 1964

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Kings Bay Kull Kompany, Ny Alesund, Svalbard

Type: Organisation
Activities: State-owned coalmining concern which owns and maintains Ny Alesund Research Station used by the scientists from the Norwegian Polar Research Institute.

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Kommandør Chr. Christensens Hvalfangstmuseum [Commander Chr. Christensen's Whaling Museum]

Type: Museum
[Commander Chr. Christensen's Whaling Museum]
Website: www.hvalfangstmuseet.no
Contact name: Dag Ingemar Børresen
Address: Vestfoldmuseene IKS, Hvalfangstmuseet, Postboks 396, 3201 Sandefjord, Norway
Telephone: +47-94793341
Open to the public? / Opening hours: 2 Jan-30 Apr: Mon-Sat 11.00-15.00, Sun 12.00-16.00; 1 May-22 Jun: Mon-Sun 11.00-17.00; 23 Jun-31 Aug: Mon-Sun 10.00-17.00; 1 Sep-30 Sep: Mon-Sun 11.00-16.00; 1 Oct-30 Apr: Mon-Sat 11.00-15.00, Sun 12.00-16.00
Year of foundation: 1917
Collections: The largest whaling museum in Europe with displays and collections illustrating the development of whaling from primitive to modern times. Library.

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Kontaktutvalget for Nordomradene (KNO) [Contact Committee for the Northern Areas]

Type: Organisation
[Contact Committee for the Northern Areas]
Address: c/o S. Hvoslef, WWF Norway/Hallvard Strom, NOF, Seminarpl. 5, Klaebu.
Telephone: +47-72-831166
Fax: +47-72-831255
Year of foundation: 1987
Activities: National union of organizations with interests in the protection of northern areas of Norway and Russia. Current members include: Foreningen Framtiden i Vare Henden, Norges Naturvernforbund, WWF Verdens Naturfond, Norsk Zoologisk Forening, Norsk Ornitologisk Forening, and Foreningen Vare Rovdyr. Has Observer Status within the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy Process.

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Landsorganisation for Samisk Husflid, N-9520 Kautokeino/Guovdageaidnu.

Type: Organisation
Telephone: +47-784-56273

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Museum Nord - Andoymuseet Polarmuseet [The Polar Museum in Andenes]

Type: Museum
[The Polar Museum in Andenes]
Website: www.museumnord.no/en/andenes-museum
Contact name: Kjersti Ashagen
Address: PO Box 11, 8483 Andenes, Norway
Telephone: +47-76115432 / +47-47468568
Open to the public? / Opening hours: June-August: 10:00-17:00
Year of foundation: 1967
Activities: Exhibitions on hunters life at Svalbard and a display on the unique geology of the island.

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Myntkabinettet [Cabinet of Coins and Medals]

Type: Museum
[Cabinet of Coins and Medals]
Address: Universitet i Oslo, Frederiksgate 2, N-0164 Oslo
Telephone: +47-22-859945
Fax: +47-22-859920
Year of foundation: 1817
Collections: Includes many medals presented to Norwegian polar explorers, e.g. Roald Amundsen, Fridtjof Nansen, Harald Ulrik Sverdrup and Otto Sverdrup.

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Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre (NERSC)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.nersc.no
Address: Edvard Griegsvei 3a, 5037 Solheimsviken, Bergen
Telephone: +47-5-297288
Fax: +47-5-200050
Activities: Non-profit research centre affiliated to the University of Bergen. Sea ice is a major area of interest.

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Nasjonalbibliotekavdelinga I Rana

Type: Library
Website: www.nb.no
Address: Langneset 29, PO Box 278, N-8601 Mo, Norway
Telephone: +47-75-12-54-60.
Fax: +47-75-15-54-60

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Nasjonalkomiteen for Polarforskning [Norwegian National Comittee for Polar Research]

Type: Organisation
[Norwegian National Comittee for Polar Research]
Address: c/o Norsk Polarinstitutt, Middelthuns gate 29, PO Box 5072, Majorstua, N-0301 Oslo
Telephone: +47-22-123650
Activities: National Member of SCAR. The committee is chaired by the Director of the Norsk Polarinstitutt and includes representatives from Norske Meteorologiske Institutt, Fiskeridirektoratets Havrorsknings-institutt, and Norwegian universities.

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Nord-Troms Museum

Type: Museum
Address: N-9086 Sorkiosen
Telephone: +47-83-65868.

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Nordic Sami Institute Library

Type: Library
Website: www.samiskhs.no
Address: Sámi allaskuvla / Samisk høgskole / Sámi University College, Hánnoluohkká 45, NO-9520 Guovdageaidnu/Kautokeino, Norga/Norge/Norway
Telephone: +47 78 48 77 00
Fax: +47 78 48 77 02
Notes:

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Literature collection on Sami people computerized catalogue of collections. North-Calotte and Kola area history, ethnology, sociology, philology, minority law; Greenland and arctic culture and native people.

Languages: Multilingual

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Nordkappsmuseet

Type: Museum
Address: PO Box 260, N-9751 Honninsvag
Telephone: +47-78-47-20-90
Fax: +47-78-47-20-32
Year of foundation: 1982

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Nordland County Administration

Type: Organisation
Address: Fylkeshuset, N-8002 Bodo

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Nordland Research Institute

Type: Organisation
Website: www.nordlandsforskning.no
Address: PO Box 6003, Møzrkved, N-8016 Bod
Year of foundation: 1979
Activities: Affiliated with Nordland University Centre. Staff carry out research projects in North Norway on social science, economics and environmental topics.

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Nordlandsmuseet

Type: Museum
Website: www.museumsnett.no/nordlandsmuseet
Address: Prinsens gt. 116, N-8000 Bodo
Telephone: +47-75-521640
Year of foundation: 1888
Collections: Natural and cultural history of Nordland
Publications: Bodoboka (1984-, annual)

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Norges Geologiske Undersøzkelse (NGU) [Geological Survey of Norway]

Type: Organisation
[Geological Survey of Norway]
Website: www.ngu.no
Address: Leiv Eirikssons vei 39, PO Box 3006 - Lade, N-7002 Trondheim
Telephone: +47-73-904011
Fax: +47-73-921620
Year of foundation: 1858
Activities: Central national institution for knowledge of the bedrock, mineral resources, superficial deposits and groundwater of mainland Norway. The library maintains a bibliographic database listing NGU publications and reports, theses submitted to Norwegian universities, and maps and papers published in Norsk Geologisk Tiddsskrift.
Publications: Kart og publikasjoner (regular updates); NGU Bulletin (1890-); NGU Reports (?-); NGU Skrifter (1972-); NGU Special Publications (1986-); Publikasjoner og kart 1879-1980 (1981). Map series.

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Norges Geotekniske Institutt (NGI) [Norwegian Geotechnical Institute]

Type: Organisation
[Norwegian Geotechnical Institute]
Website: www.ngi.no
Address: PO Box 3930, Ullevoll Stadion, N-0806 Oslo
Telephone: +47-22-023000
Fax: +47-22-230448
Year of foundation: 1953
Activities: Private independent institution providing geotechnical research and consulting services. Fields of expertise include offshore structures, roads and snow avalanches. Carries out research into permafrost at various Arctic and sub-Arctic locations including Svalbard, where since 1977 a field station has been maintained at Svea (77.50'N; 16.30'E).
Publications: Technical Reports (1962-); Publications (irregular).

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Norges Samemisjon [Norwegian Mission among the Saami]

Type: Organisation
[Norwegian Mission among the Saami]
Website: www.samemisjonen.no
Address: Kongens gt. 14B, N-7011 Trondheim
Telephone: +47-73-524810
Year of foundation: 1888
Activities: Carries out evangelical work among the Saami including the publication of Christian literature in Saami and about the Saami through its publishing business, Saami Varas.
Publications: Arbok (?-); Samenes Venn (?-, ?)

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Norges Sjokartverk [Norwegian Hydrographic Service]

Type: Organisation
[Norwegian Hydrographic Service]
Address: Klubbgate 1, PO Box 60, N-4001 Stavanger
Telephone: +47-51-563411
Fax: +47-51-563740
Publications: Den Norske Los. Farvannsbeskrivelse. 5. Rorvik - Lodingen og Andenes (1986), 6. Lodingen og Andenes - Grense-Jakobselv (1988), 7. Arctic pilot. Svalbard-Jan Mayen (1988).

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Norges Veterinaerhogskole, Institutt for Arktisk Veterinaermedisin [Institute of Arctic Veterinary Medicine]

Type: Organisation
[Institute of Arctic Veterinary Medicine]
Address: Stakkevollvn. 23B, N-9005, Tromso, Norway.
Telephone: +47-77-684408
Fax: +47-77-684411
Year of foundation: 1995

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Norsk Botanisk Forening, Nordnorsk Avdeling [Norwegian Botanical Association, North Norwegian Division]

Type: Organisation
[Norwegian Botanical Association, North Norwegian Division]
Website: www.toyen.uio.no/botanisk/nbf/
Address: PO Box 1179, N-9001 Tromso
Publications: Polarflokken (1977-, 2pa)

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Norsk Bremuseum & Ulltveit-Moe Senter for Klimaviten [Norwegian Glacier Museum & Ulltveit-Moe Climate Centre]

Type: Museum
[Norwegian Glacier Museum & Ulltveit-Moe Climate Centre]
Website: www.bre.museum.no
Contact name: John Brekke
Address: NO-6848 Fjærland
Telephone: +47-57-69-32-88
Fax: +47-57-69-32-87
Open to the public? / Opening hours: Open daily April-October. April, May, September, October: 10.00-16.00; June, July, August: 09.00-19.00. Open on request November and March
Year of foundation: 1991
Activities: Panoramic film about Jostedalsbreen Glacier – the largest glacier on mainland Europe. The Ulltveit-Moe Climate Centre exhibition – a journey through time, from the creation of the earth, through the last ice age and into the future. Interactive models and individual hands-on experiments with real glacier ice. Outdoors Educational Playground with real size mammoth sculptures.
Collections: The aim of the Norwegian Glacier Museum is to collect, create and disseminate knowledge about glaciers and climate. The exhibitions cover topics within both natural and cultural history, with 24 themes in four main categories. It is shown among others how glaciers build up, how they form the landscape, and why they play an important role in the search for knowledge about past and future climate.
Publications: - John, B. 1996: Fjærland, A Norwegian fjordside settlement. - John, B. 1996: How glaciers move. - John, B. 1999: Walks in the world of ice. - Weichert, K. 2005. Ötzi – The iceman from Hauslabjoch. - Weichert, K. 2009. Our fragile climate.
Notes:

Authorized National Park centre located close to the Jostedalsbreen Glacier. Educational institution collaborating with schools, colleges and universities. Glacier monitoring. The museum was designed by the architect Sverre Fehn, who has won international awards for his works.

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Norsk Folkemuseum [Norwegian Folk Museum]

Type: Museum
[Norwegian Folk Museum]
Website: www.norskfolke.museum.no
Address: Museumsveien 10, Bygdoy, N-0287 Oslo 2
Telephone: +47-22-123700
Fax: +47-22-123777
Year of foundation: 1894
Collections: Since 1951 has incorporated the Saami collection of artefacts from the Ethnografisk Museum, Oslo, comprising 4200 items, the largest such collection in Norway. Library and archives, including films, photographs, tape recordings and manuscripts
Publications: Samiske Samlinger (1952-) [continues Nordnorske Samlinger (1938-51)]

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Norsk Maritimt Museum [Norwegian Maritime Museum]

Type: Museum
[Norwegian Maritime Museum]
Website: www.marmuseum.no
Address: Bygdoynesveien 37, N-0286 Oslo 2
Telephone: +47-24-11-41-50
Fax: +47-24-11-41-51
Year of foundation: 1914
Collections: Carries out research on and collects/displays relating to Norway's maritime history. Library and archives contains manuscripts, e.g. construction plans, concerning the polar ships Gjoa, Fram and Maud. Photographs of polar ships and Antarctic whaling.

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Norsk Ornitologisk Forening [Norwegian Ornithological Society]

Type: Organisation
[Norwegian Ornithological Society]
Website: www.birdlife.no
Address: Kleingarden, Olav Tryggvasonsgt. 2-4, Trondheim
Telephone: +47-73-525142
Publications: Fugleatlas for Finnmark (Frantzen, 1994); Svalbards fugler (Norderhaug, 1989)

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Norsk Polarinstitutt [Norwegian Polar Institute]

Type: Organisation
[Norwegian Polar Institute]
Website: www.npolar.no/en
Address: Framsenteret 9296 Tromsø Norway
Telephone: +47 77750500
Fax: +47 77750501
Open to the public? / Opening hours: 9 - 15 on Mondays to Fridays
Year of foundation: 1948
Activities: National research institute formed by the re-structuring of Norges Svalbard- og Ishavs-Undersokelser (NSIU) [Norwegian Expeditions in Svalbard and the Polar Seas], which ran state-supported expeditions under the leadership of Adolf Hoel from 1928. Although most research is carried out in Svalbard where an all-year station is maintained at Ny-Ålesund (78.55'N), Antarctic expeditions are also mounted to Bouvetøya, Peter I Øy and Dronning Maud Land, where the field station Troll (72.00'S; 2.32'E) is located. Library and archives. National polar mapping centre.
Collections: Polar literature, Umberto-Nobile-archive, trappers' diaries, biographic files, polar clippings from (old) Norwegian newspapers, English translations from Russian scientific papers, ships' diaries, old Arctic maps, historic Arctic ice chart documents, pamphlets
Publications: NPI Reports and other series

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Norsk Polarinstitutt. Biblioteket [The Norwegian Polar Institute Library]

Type: Library
[The Norwegian Polar Institute Library]
Website: www.npolar.no/en/services/library/
Address: Fram Centre, N-9296 Tromsø, Norway
Telephone: +47-77 75 05 89
Fax: +47-77 75 05 01
Open to the public? / Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00-15:45; Friday 9-15 (summer: 9:00-15:00)
Year of foundation: (1928)
Activities: Monthly polar book cafe (wine served).
Notes:

Library collections based on the private collections of Dr. Adolf Hoel, the first leader of "The state supported Norwegian Spitsbergen Expeditions", restructured as Norsk Polarinstitutt in 1948.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: History of expeditions and exploration in the Arctic and Antarctic. Natural sciences. Svalbard literature. Norwegian activities in the Antarctic. Hunters' and trappers' diaries from Svalbard, Jan Mayen and Greenland.

Languages: English, French, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Finnish, Hungarian, Slavic languages, Japanese, Inuit.

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Norsk Polarklubb [Norwegian Polar Club]

Type: Organisation
[Norwegian Polar Club]
Address: PO Box 5072, Majorstua, N-0301 Oslo
Telephone: +47-22-959500
Year of foundation: 1933
Publications: Polarboken (1933-, biennial)
Notes:

Holds four annual meetings with lectures for members.

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Norske Meteorologiske Institutt [Norwegian Meteorological Institute]

Type: Organisation
[Norwegian Meteorological Institute]
Website: www.met.no
Address: PO Box 43, Blindern, N-0313 Oslo 3
Telephone: +47-83-84044
Fax: +47-83-89003
Year of foundation: 1866
Activities: Meteorological Station for North Norway operates weather stations on Spitzbergen, Bjornoya, Hopen and Jan Mayen.
Publications: Norsk Meteorologisk Arbok (?-, annual); and other meteorological series.

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Norske Reindriftssamers Landsforbund (NRL) [Saami Reindeer Herders' Association in Norway]

Type: Organisation
[Saami Reindeer Herders' Association in Norway]
Address: PO Box 508, N-9001 Tromso
Telephone: +47-77-658599
Fax: +47-77-658719
Year of foundation: 1947
Activities: Promotes the economic, professional, social and cultural interests of Saami reindeer herders.

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Norske Samers Riksforbund (NSR) [National Association of Norwegian Saami]

Type: Organisation
[National Association of Norwegian Saami]
Website: www.nsr.no
Address: PO Box 154, N-9730 Karasjok/Karasjohka
Telephone: +47-84-66983
Year of foundation: 1968
Activities: Asserts the rights of the Saami people as a separate ethnic group and as an indigenous population. Endeavours to improve the social, cultural and economic position of the Saami.

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Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani A/S

Type: Organisation
Address: Personalavdelingen, N-9170 Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Activities: Coal-mining company operating range of services on Svalbard.

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Norske Stats Oljeselskap A.S.

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 300, N-4001 Stavanger
Activities: Norwegian subsidiary of Statoil with oil exploration/exploitation interests in the Barents and Norwegian seas and Svalbard areas.
Publications: The geological history of Svalbard: evolution of an Arctic archipelago (Worsley, 1986)

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NORUT Group Ltd

Type: Organisation
Website: www.itek.norut.no
Activities: Consists of four research institutes in Tromso and Narvik whose activities focus chiefly on the Barents and polar regions. Collaborates closely with University of Tromso and Narvik Regional College which are also part-owners.
Notes:

NORUT Information Technology Ltd, N-9005 Tromso; telephone: +47-77-62-94-00; fax: +47-77-62-94-01. NORUT Social Science Research Ltd., N-9005 Tromso; telephone: +47-77-62-94-60. NORUT Technology Ltd., PO Box 250, N-8501 Narvik; telephone: +47-76-94-40-20; fax: +47-76-94-78-90. Norwegian Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture, PO Box 2511, N-9002 Tromso; telephone: +47-77-62-90-00; fax: +47-77-62-91-00

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Norwegian Polar Club

Type: Library
Website: www.npolar.no/polarklubben
Address: Postboks 58 Bygdøy, 0211 Oslo
Telephone: 95 82 77 82
Notes:

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Collections on information services.

A private club with 530 members. Established in 1933.

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NRK/Sameradioen [Saami Broadcasting]

Type: Organisation
[Saami Broadcasting]
Address: N-9730 Karasjok/Karasjohka
Telephone: +47-084-67200
Fax: +47-84-67231

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Ny-Alesund Samlingen

Type: Museum
Address: v/Kings Bay Kull Comp., N-9173 Ny-Alesund, Svalbard
Telephone: +47-79-02-71-11
Fax: +47-79-02-71-13
Year of foundation: 1989

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Olav Bjaalands Museum

Type: Museum
Address: Morgedal, N-3847 Brunkeberg
Year of foundation: 1966
Collections: Olav Bjaaland was a champion skier who accompanied Roald Amundsen to the South Pole. The museum includes displays relating to this expedition and to Bjaaland's other accomplishments.

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Paleontologisk Museum

Type: Museum
Address: Universitet i Oslo, Botanisk Hage, Sarsgate 1, N-0562 Oslo
Telephone: +47-22-851600
Fax: +47-22-851810
Year of foundation: 1916
Collections: Collections include Cambrian-Devonian, Permian, Mesozoic and Pleistocene fossils from Arctic Norway with Svalbard particularly well represented. Library
Publications: Palaeontological Contributions

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Polar- og fiskerimuseet pa Andenes

Type: Museum
Address: N-8480 Andenes
Telephone: +47-76-14-20-88
Year of foundation: 1967

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Polarmuseet i Tromso [Polar Museum in Tromso]

Type: Museum
[Polar Museum in Tromso]
Address: Sondrtollbugt 9, PO Box 900, N-9001, Tromso
Telephone: +47-77-68-43-73
Year of foundation: 1978
Collections: The Polar museum was established in 1978 and was incorporated into Tromso University Museum in 2010. Today, the museum's exhibits focus on winter trapping, seal hunting, polar exhibitions and recent research in the north. A major exhibit, also used on expeditions, is the historic sealing vessel, M/V Polstjerna, one of the only surviving wooden sealers in Norway.

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Rana Museum

Type: Museum
Website: www.rana.museum.no
Address: Fridtjof Nansensgt 22, N-8600 Mo i Rana
Telephone: +47-87-51384.

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Rieber Shipping A/S

Type: Organisation
Address: Based in Tromso and Bergen. Operates (in 1994) a fleet of several icebreakers and ice-strengthened vessels for scientific and other purposes

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Riksarkivet [National Archives]

Type: Library
[National Archives]
Website: www.riksarkivet.no
Address: The National Archives of Norway, Pb 4013 Ullevål Stadion, N-0806 Oslo
Telephone: 47-22-23-74-80
Fax: +47-22-23-74-89
Year of foundation: 1817
Publications: Samkatalog over privatarkiver (1987)

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Roald Amundsens Hjem "Uranienborg"

Type: Museum
Address: Roald Amundsens vei 192, N-1420 Svartskog, Akershus
Telephone: +47-66-80-01-05
Collections: Roald Amundsen's house was given to the State in 1934 and subsequently opened as a memorial museum.

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Roald Amundsens Minne

Type: Museum
Address: Postboks 91, N-1601 Fredrikstad, Norway
Collections: Amundsen's birthplace.

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Rorosmuseet Samisk Avdeling

Type: Museum
Address: Nr. Hwy 30, Docktorjonna, N-7460 Roros
Telephone: +47-724-10500
Fax: +47-724-10571
Year of foundation: 1930
Collections: Small collection of Saami utility articles and clothes.

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Saltdal Museum

Type: Museum
Website: www.museumsnett.no/saltdalmuseum
Address: 8250 Rognan
Telephone: +47-75-69-06-60
Fax: +47-75-68-23-00. Email: salmus@online.no
Collections: These include the cabin of Quest, polar ship employed on many expeditions and best known for its use on the last expedition of Sir Ernest Shackleton.

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Same Kulturrade / Sami Kulturraddi / Saemien Kulturraerie / Samisk Kulturrad [Saami Cultural Council]

Type: Organisation
[Saami Cultural Council]
Address: PO Box 85, Arran, N-8270 Drag/Ajluokta
Telephone: +47-75-773870
Fax: +47-75-773877
Activities: Seeks to stimulate Saami cultural activities through administration of grants for literature, arts and crafts, music, theatre and other projects of value to Saami society in Norway. Funds are also directed towards children, cultural organizations, publishing houses, and national and regional centres for Saami culture. Has formed a division within the Saami Parliament since 1993.

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Samenes Landsforbund (SLF) / Samiid Aednans Saervi [Saami National Union]

Type: Organisation
[Saami National Union]
Address: PO Box 173, N-9845 Tana, Norway
Telephone: +47-89-28450
Fax: +47-89-28065
Year of foundation: 1979
Activities: Seeks to preserve and develop Saami language and culture in the context of general social developments, and to safeguard the livelihood of the Saami population in their settlement areas, especially where heavily outnumbered by other groups.

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Sametinget / Samediggi [Saami Parliament]

Type: Organisation
[Saami Parliament]
Website: www.sametinget.se/english/st/
Address: PO Box 144, N-9730 Karasjok/Karasjohka
Telephone: +47-784-67100
Fax: +47-784-66949
Year of foundation: 1989
Activities: Democratically elected assembly of the Saami people of Norway dealing with all matters of Saami concern. Administers funding to various Saami industrial, cultural and language organizations.

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Sami Sierrabibliotehkka. Samisk Specialbibliotek

Type: Library
Website: www.samediggi.no/artikkel.aspx?AId=92&back=1&MId1=14&MId2=48
Address: Sámediggi - Sametinget, Ávjovárgeaidnu 50, 9730
Telephone: (47) 78 47 40 00
Fax: (47) 78 47 40 90
Notes:

Started 1962 as a part of the local library. Since 1983 a totally governmental library. Since 1988 it has its own executive committee, now appointed by the Sami parliament.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Sami history, culture, language, literature - books, newspapers, magazines, microfilms, LP- and CD-records, music cassettes, video cassettes, maps, language courses.

Languages: All kind of Sami; Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, English, German, French, Russian, Italian, Inuit, Latin, Spanish, Hungarian, Czech

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Samisk Hogskole [Saami College]

Type: Organisation
[Saami College]
Address: N-9520 Kautokeino/Guovdageaidnu
Telephone: +47-784-56372
Year of foundation: 1989

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Samisk utdanningsrad / Sami oanpahusraddi [Saami Educational Council]

Type: Organisation
[Saami Educational Council]
Address: PO Box 143, N-9520 Kautokeino/Guovdageaidnu
Telephone: +47-784-56402
Fax: +47-784-86893
Year of foundation: 1976
Activities: Concerned with curriculum development at all educational levels; safeguarding and development of the Saami language; protecting the rights of Saami students; and providing information about Saami educational needs, opportunities and other matters.
Publications: educational materials.

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Samiske Samlinger [Saami Museum]

Type: Museum
[Saami Museum]
Website: www.museumsnett.no/trastad/Johan_Hansen.htm
Address: Nr. Hwy 96, PO Box 143, N-9730 Karasjok/Karasjohka
Telephone: +47-84-66305
Fax: +47-84-67121
Year of foundation: 1939
Collections: Saami dwellings, handicrafts, clothes, means of livelihood and prehistory.

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SINTEF (Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research at the Norwegian Institute of Technology)

Type: Organisation
Address: Trondheim
Telephone: +47-73-593000
Fax: +47-73-592480
Year of foundation: 1950
Activities: Private research foundation with permanent research station on Svalbard. Organizes Svalbard International Arctic Symposium. Participates in projects relating to the development of the Northern Sea Route.

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Skiforeningen [Association for the Promotion of Skiing]

Type: Organisation
[Association for the Promotion of Skiing]
Website: www.skiforeningen.no
Address: Kongeveienn 5, N-0787 Oslo
Telephone: +47-22-92-32-00
Fax: +47-22-92-32-50
Year of foundation: 1883
Publications: Skiforeningen (1894-, annual); Ski i Norge (Berg, 1993)

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Skimuseet i Holmenkollbakken

Type: Museum
Address: Skiforeningen, Kongevn 5, N-0390 Oslo
Telephone: +47-22-92-32-00
Fax: +47-22-92-32-80
Year of foundation: 1923
Collections: Illustrates the history of skiing in Norway. Polar artefacts on display include many associated with Nansen and Amundsen (e.g. tent, sledge, clothing, provision boxes, and a stuffed husky). Also Scott's skis; history of skiing from prehistoric rock carvings to modern-day polar equipment via traditional skis from different parts of Norway; and the history and development of ski-sport
Publications: Skiforeningen (1894-, annual); Ski i Norge (Berg, 1993)

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Sor-Varanger Museum

Type: Museum
Address: Strand, N-9925 Svanvik
Telephone: +47-85-95113
Fax: +47-85-95138
Collections: Includes materials from East-Saami and Sea-Saami.

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Statens Kartverk (SKV)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.statkart.no/skme
Address: N-3500 Høenefoss
Telephone: +47-32-118100
Fax: +47-32-118101
Year of foundation: 1986 [formerly Norges Geografiske Oppmaling]
Activities: Principal Norwegian topographic survey and mapping organization.
Publications: Nationalatlas for Norge (1983-); topographic map series

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Statistik Sentralbyra (SSB) [Statistics Norway]

Type: Organisation
[Statistics Norway]
Website: www.ssb.no
Address: Salg- og abonnementservice, PO Box 8131, Dep, Kongensgt 6, N-0033 Oslo 1
Telephone: +47-22-86464604
Fax: +47-22-864627
Publications: Fortegnelse over Norges offisielle statistikk og andre publikasjoner utgivv av Statistisk Sentralbyra 1828-1976 (1978); Historisk Statistikk (1914-, every 10 years); Regionalstatistikk (?-, 10pa); Statistik Arbok (1880-); Statistik Manedshefte (1882-, 12pa); and other statistical series and reports. Guide: Veiviser i Norsk Statistikk (1995).
Notes:

Northern office: PO Box 1260, N-2201 Kongsvinger

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Statsarkivet I Tromso [Tromso Department of the National Archives of Norway]

Type: Library
[Tromso Department of the National Archives of Norway]
Website: www.riksarkivet.no/tromso
Address: Huginbakken 18, Breivika, Postadress: 9293 Tromsø, Norway
Telephone: +47-77-64-72-00
Fax: +47-77-64-72-01
Year of foundation: 1987
Notes:

Official repository for government archives for Tromso, Finnmark and Svalbard. Arctic holdings (ca. 500m.) includes material relating to the activities of government agencies, private companies and labour associations in Svalbard.

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Svalbard Museum

Type: Museum
Website: www.svalbardmuseum.no
Address: PO Box 521, N-9170 Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Telephone: +47 79026490
Fax: +47 79026491
Year of foundation: 1982
Collections: Norways Arctic Museum - The exhibition presents fragments of Svalbard's 400-year history and describes factors that help support life and the activities taking place here, which together reveal the close relationship between sea and land, nature and cultural history.

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Svanhovd Miljosenter [Svanhovd Environmental Centre]

Type: Organisation
[Svanhovd Environmental Centre]
Website: www.svanhovd.no
Address: Norsk Institutt for Planteforsking, N-9925 Svanvik
Telephone: +47-78-995037
Fax: +47-78-995122
Activities: Government institute carrying out research and providing information services relating to the natural environment of the Barents Region, with special emphasis on north-west Russia.
Publications: Barentswatch (annual); Newsletter (8-12pa); Reports; monthly newspaper abstracting service for articles about north-west Russia.

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Sysselmannen pa Svalbard [Governor of Svalbard]

Type: Organisation
[Governor of Svalbard]
Address: N-9170 Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Telephone: +47-790-23100
Fax: +47-790-21166
Activities: Highest civil authority in Svalbard, responsible to the Norwegian Government.

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Tana Museum

Type: Museum
Address: Polmak, N-9845 Tana
Telephone: +47-85-29018.

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The University Centre in Svalbard

Type: Organisation
Website: www.unis.no
Address: PO Box 156, N-9171 Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Telephone: +47-79-022330
Fax: +47-79-023301
Year of foundation: 1994

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Troms County Administration, Fylkeshuset, N-9005 Tromso

Type: Organisation

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Tromso Museum

Type: Museum
Website: http://uit.no/tmu
Address: Universitet i Tromso, Lars Thoerings vei 10, N-9006 Tromso
Telephone: +47-77-645000
Fax: +47-77-645520
Year of foundation: 1872
Collections: Includes extensive holdings of geology, botany, terrestrial and marine zoology, archaeology, Saami ethnography and recent history for northern Norway, Svalbard and the Arctic in general. Exercises responsibility for the protection of ancient monuments on Svalbard. The central collection of Svalbard archaeological artefacts is maintained by the Department of Svalbard and Arctic Archaeology. Another department is devoted to Saami ethnography. Arctic botanical garden and arboretum. The Library and Archives has extensive northern holdings
Publications: Acta Borealia (1984-, 2pa) [continues Acta Borealia. Ser. B. (1952-79)]; Acta Borealia. Ser. A. (1951-75); Ottar (1954-, 5pa); Tromso Museum Skrifter (1925-); Tromura [Fellesserie (1979-), Kulturhistorie (1982-), Museologi (1978-), and Naturvitenskap (1978-)]; Way North (1992-, annual)

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Universitet i Oslo, Avdeling for Namnegransking

Type: Organisation
Address: PO Box 1011 Blindern, N-0315 Oslo
Telephone: +47-22-85-43-755
Fax: +47-22-85-43-81
Year of foundation: 1921
Activities: Research and teaching centre for the study of place and personal names in the Scandinavian languages.
Publications: Islansk navnebibliografi. Faeroysk navnebibliografi (Ellingsve, 1984); Norsk stadnamnbibliografi (Larsen, 1981); Nytt om Namn (1984-, 2pa); Skrifter fra Norsk Stadnamnarkiv (1960-)

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Universitet i Tromso

Type: Organisation
Website: www.arctic.uit.no
Address: Roald Amundsen Center for Arctic Research, AAB/UITO, Breivika, PO Box 635, N-9001 Tromso
Telephone: +47-69-34-83-26
Fax: +47-77-67-66-72
Year of foundation: 1989
Activities: Umbrella organization for all those involved in polar research at University of Tromso irrespective of institute affiliation.
Publications: Newsletter (1989-)

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Universitet i Tromso, Auroral Observatory

Type: Organisation
Address: IMR, N-9000 Tromso
Fax: +47-83-89852
Activities: Operates a network of Arctic field stations.

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Universitet i Tromso, Breivika

Type: Organisation
Address: N-9000 Tromso
Telephone: +47-83-44000
Year of foundation: 1968
Activities: Has particular interests in northern Norway and the polar regions. Runs scientific stations at Adventdalen (nr. Longyearbyen), Ny Alesund (78.55'N; 11.56'E), Bjornoya, and Hopen (all Svalbard), and Jan Mayen; also, Forsheim Research Station (68.00'N; 18.00'E). Operates the research vessels R/V Jan Mayen, with icebreaking capacity, and Johan Ruud.

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Universitet i Tromso, Division of Arctic Biology

Type: Organisation
Address: Breivika, N-9001 Tromso
Telephone: +47-83-44854
Fax: +47-83-80706

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Universitet i Tromso, Institute of Language and Literature

Type: Organisation
Address: Saami Department, PO Box 1090, N-9037 Tromso
Telephone: +47-83-44240
Fax: +47-83-44239

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Universitet i Trondheim

Type: Organisation
Website: www.ntnu.no
Address: Sverres gt. 1, N-7030, Trondheim
Telephone: +47-7-595000
Year of foundation: 1968
Activities: Offers introductory courses in polar studies. Professorship in Arctic Technology established in 1994 at Faculty of Civil Engineering, Norwegian Institute of Technology.

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Universitetsbiblioteket I Oslo [University of Oslo Library]

Type: Library
[University of Oslo Library]
Website: www.ub.uio.no
Address: Drammensveien 42, N-0242 Oslo 2, Norway
Telephone: +47-22-55-36-30
Fax: +47-22-434497
Year of foundation: 1811
Notes:

Deposit library responsible for compilation of the national bibliography. The Fridtjof Nansen Collection includes photographs, graphic art, drawings and imprints concerning Nansen.

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Universitetsbiblioteket I Tromsø - the University Library of Tromsø

Type: Library
Website: www.ub.uit.no
Address: Breivika, N-9037 Tromsø, Norway
Telephone: +47 776 44000
Fax: +47 776 44590
Year of foundation: 1968

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Universitetsbiblioteket I Trondheim [University of Trondheim Library]

Type: Library
[University of Trondheim Library]
Website: www.ntnu.no/ub
Address: Erling Skakkes gt. 47C, N-7004 Trondheim, Norway
Telephone: +47-73-592205
Fax: +47-73-592202
Year of foundation: 1760
Notes:

University Library containing an extensive Saami collection. Since 1980, it has maintained the Samisk Bibliografi/Samisk database, a comprehensive bibliography of everything published about the Saami or written in the Saami languages.

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University Centre In Svalbard (UNIS). Library

Type: Library
Website: www.unis.no/40_LIBRARY_SERVICES/library_information.htm
Address: P.O. Box 156, N-9171 Longyearbyen, Norway
Telephone: (+47) 79 02 33 09
Fax: (+47) 79 02 33 01
Open to the public? / Opening hours: No
Year of foundation: 1993/94 (then moved and got enlarged in 1995 and 2005)
Notes:

A special library for students and staff at UNIS as well as staff at The Norwegian Polar Institute in Longyearbyen. The library is 333 m² (including one small computer classoom and two group rooms). The northernmost library in the world.

COLLECTIONS ETC.: Books and periodicals within geology, biology, geophysics and technology, mainly related to polar regions or cold regions, and Svalbard in particular. Most current journals are full text. Fast access to databases and full text.

LANGUAGES: Mainly documents in English and Norwegian. Also some in Danish, Swedish, German, Russian and other languages.

LIBRARY CATALOGUE: http://ask.bibsys.no/ask/action/smpsearch?kilde=biblio%3AUNIS&lang=en

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Vadso Museum

Type: Museum
Address: Hvistendahlsgt. 31, N-9800 Vadso
Telephone: +47-78-95-29-55.

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Varanger Samiske Museum / Varjjat Saami Musea

Type: Museum
Address: N-9820 Varangerbotn
Telephone: +47-78-958255
Fax: +47-78-958256
Year of foundation: 1983
Collections: Documents and exhibits the cultural history of the local area, including prehistory and the Sea Saami settlement.

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Vardohus Museum

Type: Museum
Address: Per Larsensgt. 32, PO Box 250, N-9951 Vardo
Telephone: +47-78-988075
Year of foundation: 1894
Collections: Natural and cultural history of region
Publications: Vardo: a bibliography; Yearbook (1953-)

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Velfjord Bygdemuseum

Type: Museum
Address: at Strom nr. Hwy 803, N-8960 Hommelsto
Telephone: +47-75-024334
Year of foundation: 1939
Collections: Open air museum including Saami dwellings. Has archives relating to Saami culture
Publications: Tia va' sann (1989)

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Zoologisk Museum

Type: Museum
Address: Universitet i Oslo, Botanisk Hage, Sarsgate 1, N-0562 Oslo 5
Telephone: +47-22-851600
Fax: +47-22-851837
Year of foundation: ca. 1813
Collections: Include specimens from both the Arctic and Antarctic.

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