The Governor of Svalbard has published an updated brocure on safety in the field in Svalbard. The brochure is published in cooperation with Visit Svalbard, UNIS, Norwegian Polar Institute and Longyearbyen Red Cross.
Proposal for management plan for Sør-Spitsbergen, Forlandet and Nordvest-Spitsbergen national parks and bird sanctuaries and amendments to the protection regulation is now open for consultation. Consultation deadline is 01.11.2016.
The Norwegian avalanche warning service provides regional avalanche forecasts for Nordenskiöld Land in Svalbard. Avalanche forecasts for this region will be published during the period from 28 January to 31 May.
The Governor appeals to the public to minimize snow mobile driving on the ice when polar bears are present. The most important feeding period for polar bears is in springtime when seals are on the ice, and it is important that the bears can hunt undisturbed.