China's Huanghe Arctic Station resumes operations on Svalbard
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China's Huanghe Arctic Station resumes operations on Svalbard

A new Chinese Arctic expedition team has arrived at the Huanghe Arctic Station, which is located on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard (Spitsbergen) in the Arctic Ocean. The station has resumed operations for the first time since 2020.

According to the director of the station, He Fang, approximately 41 members of the expedition will work at the station this year. Over the next seven months, they will conduct a number of research activities.

He Fang added that during the entire stay at the station, the team will conduct field research as part of nine research projects in four main areas, including terrestrial ecology, marine ecology, space physics and glacier monitoring in the Arctic region.

The expedition will also cooperate with their Norwegian colleagues as part of a joint research program to study environmental pollutants in the Arctic.

Opened in July 2004, the Huanghe Station is China's first Arctic research station. It is located in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, at 79 degrees north latitude. China is the eighth country to set up an Arctic research station on the archipelago.