"A contribution to the international marine research community in the far North"
The Kings Bay Marine Laboratory in Ny-Ålesund was officially opened June 1st 2005, and is the northernmost laboratory of its kind in the world. It is an experimental laboratory for research in marine ecology, physiology, biochemistry, as well as some physical sciences like oceanography, marine geology and ice physics.
The laboratory is constructed with smaller rooms and laboratories equipped for different purposes. It is suitable for a range of experimental research with system-control of experimental variables like room and water temperature. It is also appropriate for experiments under ambient conditions such as seawater and light.
The Kings Bay Marine Laboratory is well connected to the infrastructure and services offered by Kings Bay AS. The laboratory is owned and operated by Kings Bay AS, and all use of the laboratory is under Kings Bay AS' administration and supervision. Space in the laboratory is sublet on commercial basis.
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Deadlines for booking space in the Marine Laboratory:
1. For projects planned to take place from May to September: 15th of February
2. For projects planned to take place from October to April: 15th of June
You are welcome to contact Kings Bay AS if you have any questions about the Kings Bay Marine Laboratory:
Research adviser/ Marine Lab Manager, Elisabeth Bjerke Råstad (
Phone: +47 79 02 72 52/ +47 7902 72 35
Fax: +47 79 02 72 97