A bi-national station
Ny-Ålesund Science manager's committee (NySMAC)
The arctic research site Ny-Ålesund is characterised by the co-existence of research activity in a wide range of disciplines, performed by several institutions from different nations. In order to enhance cooperation and coordination amongst research activities, the institutions which have frequent research activities in Ny-Ålesund, are working together in the Ny-Ålesund Science manager's committee (NySMAC). This committee regularly convenes international scientific seminars and workshops focusing on topics related to research carried out in the Ny-Ålesund area, and publishes the news bulletin Ny-Ålesund Newsletter twice yearly.
The Governor of Svalbard (Sysselmann)
The archipelago Svalbard is administered by a Norwegian governor, the Sysselmann. He administers also all research activities on Svalbard. An online data base of recent and current research projects on Svalbard is maintained by the Svalbard Science Forum SSF.
The German national committee on Arctic & Antarctic research (LA SCAR/IASC)
The German research council "Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft" (DFG) is the German representation at the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC). DFG hosts the national committee on Arctic and Antarctic research, which co-ordinates the polar research activities of the German universities, research institutions, and the Alfred Wegener Institute as the central polar research institution. Research activities at the AWIPEV-Base are reported to the LA SCAR/IASC.
The International Arctic Science Council (IASC)
The International Arctic Science Committee is a non-governmental organisation to encourage and facilitate cooperation in all aspects of Arctic research, in all countries engaged in Arctic research and in all areas of the Arctic region.
The IASC member organisations are national science organisations covering all fields of arctic research. Each national member organisation has a mechanism to provide ongoing contact between its council member and its arctic science community. IASC draws on this structure to identify scientific priorities, members of working groups, etc. An international science programme planned or recommended by IASC should be of high priority to arctic or global science.