Kongsfjorden System

Undewater plants and marine life with a diver
Photo: Peter Leopold

Kongsfjorden is directly influenced by inflow of warm atlantic water and is therefore a highly sensitive marine system to climate change in the Arctic and represents one of the most comprehensive environmental monitoring locations in the Arctic. The Kongsfjorden System Flagship brings together the scientists working on this system, to increase cooperation and coordination.

Upcoming activities

  • SAVE THE DATES: Svalbard Science Conference 5-6 November 2019, Oslo, Norway.
  • EU proposal: Effects of the retreating cryosphere on Arctic marine biodiversity and ecosystem services.


  • The Kongfjorden System Flagship submitted a new proposal to Svalbard Science Forum's Svalbard Strategc Grant: Project description.
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