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Ny-Ålesund

(nü'-ô`ləso͝on) [New Alesund], town, on Kongsfjorden, NW Spitsbergen island, Svalbard, Norway. Established as a coal-mining settlement, it is now a largely seasonal scientific research center. Ny-Ålesund was (1926) the base of polar flights by Richard ByrdByrd, Richard Evelyn,
1888–1957, American aviator and polar explorer, b. Winchester, Va. He took up aviation in 1917, and after World War I he gained great fame in the air. He commanded the naval air unit with the arctic expedition of D. B. MacMillan in 1925.
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, in an airplane, and by Roald AmundsenAmundsen, Roald
(Roald Engelbregt Grauning Amundsen) , 1872–1928, Norwegian polar explorer; the first person to reach the South Pole. He served (1897–99) as first mate on the Belgica
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, who, with Lincoln EllsworthEllsworth, Lincoln,
1880–1951, American explorer, b. Chicago, Ill. He was a surveyor and engineer in railroad building and later a prospector and mining engineer in NW Canada. He became the financial supporter and associate of Roald Amundsen in his arctic aviation ventures.
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 and Umberto NobileNobile, Umberto
, 1885–1978, Italian aeronautical engineer and arctic explorer. He designed the dirigible Norge and piloted it in the Amundsen-Ellsworth flight over the North Pole in 1926.
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, flew from there to Alaska in the dirigible Norge.
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Indian Arctic station Himadri is located at Ny Alesund, Spitsbergen Island, Norway and serves as a hub of Indian scientific investigations since 2008.
Next port, Ny Alesund, is the most northerly permanent settlement in the world and is home to a scientific research centre.
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Ports of Call: Harwich, Alesund, Honningsvag & North Cape, Longyearbyen & Barentsburg, Ny Alesund, Molde & Adalsnes, Olden & Bergen
Reaching Spitzbergen, well inside the Arctic Circle, we soon arrive at Ny Alesund, just 800 miles away from the North Pole.
Mean cover of vegetation categories on 26 June 1991 at the polar semi-desert site at Ny Alesund based on four 10-m line transects (n = 4), with recording every 100 mm (after Wookey et al.
The polar semi-desert outer fjord site is situated within the Dryas octopetala zone of Svalbard (Brattbakk 1986), 3 km to the west of Ny Alesund (78 [degrees] 56 [minutes] N, 11 [degrees] 50 [minutes] E) at an elevation of 22 m a.
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Two new unprecedented Arctic Circle cruises aboard the Pacific Princess will sail between Dover and Reykjavik through the regions of the far north including a "top of the world" call at the small town of Ny Alesund in Spitsbergen and cruising through the dramatic Magdalenafjord.
ITINERARY: Alesund, Honningsvag & the North Cape, Longyearbyen & Barentsburg, Ny Alesund, Molde & Andalsnes, Olden and Bergen