Arctic Mars Analog Svalbard Expedition
Arctic Mars Analog Svalbard Expedition (AMASE) uses Mars analog sites on Svalbard for testing of science questions and payload instruments onboard Mars missions. AMASE has arranged annual expeditions on Svalbard since 2003 and is run by Vestfonna Geophysical AS and funded by the Norwegian Space Centre, ESA and NASA.
Payload instruments CheMin and SAM onboard NASA´s Curiosity rover were deployed on AMASE in 2006-2011. Field deployment of payload instruments onboard ESA´s ExoMars rover has been ongoing since 2007.