Swedish Polar Research Secretariat

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The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat is a government authority under the Ministry of Education and Research. Its task is to promote Swedish polar research by organising and leading research expeditions to Antarctica and the Arctic, primarily as part of international efforts.

The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat is the agency that issues permits to Swedish citizens, pursuant to the Swedish Antarctic Act (2006:924).

The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat's main office and workshop are located at Djurgården in Stockholm. Since 2010 the Secretariat manages the Abisko Scientific Research Station in sub-arctic Sweden.

The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat manages the Swedish research stations in Antarctica, Wasa and Svea.

The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat charters the icebreaker Oden from the Swedish Maritime Administration for research expeditions to the Arctic Ocean.

Directors-General[edit]

  • Anders Karlqvist (1984–1993, 1995–2009)
  • Olle Melander (1993–1995)
  • Björn Dahlbäck (2010-)

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