Monday, August 29, 2016

Dirigibile Italia Arctic Station - Ny-Ålesund, Norway

The Italian Arctic research station "Dirigibile Italia", inaugurated in 1997, was named after the ill-fated airship "Italia". The Italia crashed on 5 May 1928 while returning to Ny-Ålesund after an expedition that took it to the North Pole. Research at the station is focused on climate and the environment.