Reverse Osmosis & Water Treatment in Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Svalbard is an archipelago between the Arctic Ocean, Barents Sea, Greenland Sea, and Norwegian Sea, north of Norway. Svalbard is the northernmost part of the Kingdom of Norway. It consists of nine main islands including Spitsbergen and Bjornoya (Bear Island). It is home to about 2,000 people.
Glaciers and snowfields cover 60% of the total area.
Spitsbergen Island is the site of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a seed repository established by the Global Crop Diversity Trust and the Norwegian Government.
The islands are mostly covered by wild, rugged mountains and much of high land is ice covered. The west coast is clear of ice for about one-half of the year. There are fjords along west and north coasts.
Ice floes often block the entrance to Bellsund (a transit point for coal export) on the west coast and occasionally make parts of the northeastern coast inaccessible to maritime traffic.
Climate: arctic, tempered by warm North Atlantic Current; cool summers, cold winters; North Atlantic Current flows along west and north coasts of Spitsbergen, keeping water open and navigable most of the year.
Completed Water Purification Projects for Svalbard and Jan Mayen: