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

  • 6-8 November 2017: Svalbard Science Conference where one of the parallell sessions on 8th November is about marine (fjord) systems and is chaired by the Flagship chair
  • 2018: Work group meetings within the Flagship (date and time to be decided)


  • The Kongfjorden System Flagship receved grants from Svalbard Science Forum's Svalbard Strategc Grant. The Application is available under Documents.
  • Spesial issue about the Ecosystems in Kongsfjorden is published in Polar Biology Volum 39, Issues 10 & 11, 2016.