Indian Arctic Research Station Himadri to Study Climate Change

by OldSailor on July 2, 2008



India inaugurated Arctic Research Station ‘Himadri’ on July 01. India is already having a Research Station in Antarctica since 1982.

Some of the interesting features of Himadri are:

  • Indian Union Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Shri Kapil Sibal inaugurated the Indian research station
  • equipped with state of the art facilities for round the year scientific research with special emphasis on climate change
  • India joins as the 11th country to have established a full-fledged research station in Arctic in addition to Britain, Germany, France, Italy, China, Japan, South Korea, The Netherlands, Sweden and Norway
  • located at Ny-Alesund, Svalbard archipelago and is 1200 kms from the North Pole
  • to be managed by the National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR), an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Earth Sciences
  • the inaugural function at Ny-Alesund was attended by eminent polar scientists, diplomats and policy makers of various countries
  • on this occasion a Memorandum of Understanding on Polar research was also signed between the NCAOR and Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI)

Read more from The Hindu and Thaindian News.

Update: July 04

View inauguration photographs from National Centre for Antarctic & Ocean Research (NCAOR), Goa.

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Nivedita mule March 15, 2012 at 12:27 PM

How to join ‘Indian Arctic research centre Himadri’…what kind of criteria is required?

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