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Nicolaus Copernicus University Polar Station, Kaffiøyra (NW Spitsbergen)

Logo Hahut Nicolaus Copernicus University Polar Station is the northernmost Polish research unit. It is located in the northern part of coastal plain called Kaffiøyra (Coffee Plain), on the northwestern Spitsbergen, the biggest island in the arctic archipelago Svalbard.

Hahut (this is the name of NCU Polar Station) provides facilities for the organization of Nicolaus Copernicus Polar Expeditions. So far there were orginized thirty seven Expeditions. Members of them were scientist from both Polish and foreign research units, students, climbers, speleologists and divers.

In base on Station we conduct research mainly in glaciology, hydrology, geomorphology and climatology.

Please browse our website to get further informations.





Localization of NCU Polar Station - click to enlarge
(Król M., Ćmielewski M., 2010, Sattelite Orthofotomap - Forlandsundet - Spitsbergen)

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Whole map is available to download in Research section




Hahut in spring and summer time - click to get larger