Arctic Station - Dirigibile Italia

The Arctic Station Dirigibile Italia is funded and managed by the National Research Council of Italy (CNR). The station was opened in 1997 and named “Dirigibile Italia” in honour of Umberto Nobile’s airship expedition of 1928. Dirigibile Italia supports multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research activities under the coordination of the Department of Science of the Earth System and Technology for the Environment of CNR (DSSTTA).

The station is located in Ny-Ålesund (78°55′ N, 11°56′ E) on the shores of Kongsfjorden, on the west coast of Spitzbergen, the largest island of the Norwegian Archipelago of Svalbard. Ny-Ålesund was a mining village until 1963. During the 1990’s it was transformed into a multidisciplinary science settlement, and today stations from 12 different nations host researchers from up to 20 different countries.


CNR - National Research Council - Department of Earth System Science and Environmental Technologies - Piazzale Aldo Moro, 7 - 00185 Rome - ITALY - E-Mail: angelopietro.viola AT

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