The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that UNIS will get funding to establish a new Arctic Safety Centre in Longyearbyen. UNIS will receive NOK 7 million 2015-2018 to establish a new centre for Arctic Safety in Svalbard. The funding is part of the MFA programme “Arctic 2030”.

The purpose of the Arctic Safety Centre is to contribute to as safe and sustainable human activity in the High Arctic as possible. This is to be achieved through a combination of natural science education, with a special focus on the climate, and research-based knowledge and competence within risk and safety-related disciplines.

Within the next couple of weeks the project organisation will be designed and the position of the project leader will be announced.

For more information: UNIS news.