Villum Research Station at Station Nord, Greenland

Villum Research Station - an Arctic research facility

  • Villum Research station is a top modern research station  
  • VRS is multidisciplinary platform
  • VRS is open year round
  • It consists of
    • A Base station
    • A Mobile Station
    • An Air Station
  • VRS is a step-stone for field studies in North East Greenland.

Villum Research Station in brief

Villum Research Station is a research facility at the military outpost Station Nord in high arctic North Greenland (81°36’ N, 16°40’ W).

The station is a substantial upgrade of an existing air pollution monitoring station at Station Nord. Villum Research Station is situated at the northeastern corner of Greenland, on the small peninsula Princess Ingeborg Peninsula. The nearest town is Longyearbyen on Svalbard (Norway), 720 km east of Station Nord, while the nearest town in Greenland is Ittoqqortoormiit, 1,250 km south of Station Nord. Station Nord is a gateway to the national park of NE Greenland, and a support and refurbishment base for the Danish dog sledge patrol Sirius.

Villum Research Station is owned by the Greenland Government and is being operated by Aarhus University (Denmark) in cooperation with the Danish Defense (the Arctic Command). The station was founded in 2014 based on means provided by the Danish private fund Villum Foundation.

The station hosts individual scientific projects focusing on atmospheric, marine and terrestrial research. In addition to this, the station is also used as a permanent base for an extensive long-term monitoring programme with main focus on atmospheric pollution, but also including effects of Climate Change on arctic marine and terrestrial ecosystems.

The station is open for access throughout the year, and it can host up to 14 scientists at a time.

Overview of the web site

See the left menu for a number of further items.

Pamphlet

There is a pamphlet on Villum Research Station (pdf file, opens in new window).

News

Sunrise near Villum Research Station. Photo: Christel Christoffersen

Hygroscopic properties of atmospheric particles in the Arctic

2016.11.04 |

Preliminary results from a campaign at Villum Research Station in spring 2016 were reported in the August issue of the Danish journal “Dansk Kemi”.

Documentary film

2016.06.08 |

A new documentary film tells the story of the construction of Villum Research Station.

Annual report 2015 is available

2016.05.19 |

The first annual report of Villum Research Station - for the year of 2015 - has been published in May 2016.