The observatory is located on Zeppelin Mountain, close to Ny-Ålesund in Svalbard. At 79°N, the station lies in an undisturbed arctic environment, far from major sources of pollution.
The observatory’s unique location makes it an ideal platform for monitoring changes in global atmosphere and pollution. The observatory has been in operation since 1989.
Read more on NILU’s web pages: Zeppelin observatory
The Birkenes observatory in Agder is NILU’s oldest observatory; it has been in operation since 1971. It is one of the longest-running sites in Europe.
The Birkenes observatory has long been among the most important stations in Europe for measuring transboundary air pollution.
Read more on NILU’s web pages: Birkenes observatory
The Trollhaugen observatory is located on Trollhaugen mountain, not far from the Norwegian research station Troll in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica.
Some of the most important activities at NILU’s Trollhaugen observatory in Antarctica are characterising the composition of the atmosphere, and measuring seasonal/annual variations in and transport of air pollutants to the region.
Read more on NILU’s web pages: Trollhaugen observatory