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International Exchange Agreements

NIPR concludes research agreements and memorandums of understanding with foreign universities and research institutes for the sake of promoting collaboration projects, academic exchange and graduate university education.

President of Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Prof. Mlynek and his delegation visited NIPR and Director of Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Prof. Lochte signed a renewed agreement on cooperation in research and logistic operation in the Arctic and Antarctic in October 2013.

Memorandum of Cooperation was signed in Tokyo with Dr. José Retamales, Director Nacional of the Chilean Antarctic Institute in July 2013.

International exchange agreements

As of August 1, 2016

Country Institute Name of Contract
Australia Australian Antarctic Division Statement of Commitment by the National Institute of Polar Research and the Australian Antarctic Division on Cooperation in Research
Australia Australian Antarctic Division Working Arrangement for the Deployment of Drifting Buoys between the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) and the National Institute of Polar Research, Japan (NIPR)
Australia Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC), University of Tasmania Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Center Other Participants Agreement
Australia Geoscience Australia Memorandum of Understanding Supply of Temora Reference Material
Australia Geoscience Australia

Statement of Cooperation in Antarctic Geoscience between the National Institute of Polar Research, the Research Organization of Information and Systems, Japan and the Commonwealth of Australia represented by Geoscience Australia

Australia Macquarie University Multi Institution Agreement Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) Science Grant Program Grant
Belgium Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Memorandum of Understanding between National Institute of Polar Research, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Université Libre de Bruxelles and Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Belgium, Finland, Germany, India, Netherland, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, UK Belgian Federal Science Policy Office, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Norwegian Polar Institute, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, South Africa National Antarctic Programme, Swedish Polar Research Secretariat, British Antarctic Survey Terms of Reference Dronning Maud Land Air Network (DROMLAN)
Chile Chilean Antarctic Institute Memorandum of Cooperation between the National Institute of Polar Research of Japan and the Chilean Antarctic Institute
China Polar Research Institute of China Agreement on Cooperation in Polar Science Technology between Research Organization of Information and Systems National Institute of Polar Research, Japan and Polar Research Institute of China, China
Denmark Greenland Instituteof Natural Resources

Memorandum of Understanding between the National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR) Research Organization of Information and Systems and the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources on Cooperation in Research and Logistics

Denmark Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen

Agreement of Cooperation for THE EAST GREENLAND DEEP ICE CORE DRILLING PROJECT between National Institute of Polar Research, Research Organization of Information and Systems and Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen

Finland Finnish Meteorological Institute Memorandum of Understanding between the National Institute of Polar Research, the Research Organization of Information and Systems and the Finnish Meteorological Institute on Cooperation in Research
France Centre national de la recherche scientifique Agreement on Academic Exchange and Cooperation
France Centre national d'études spatiales, Institut national de l'information géographique et forestière Agreement between Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), Government agency of industrial and commercial nature and Institut national de l’information géographique et forestière (IGN), Government agency of administrative nature and National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR) Research Organization of Information and Systems
Germany Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research Statement of Commitment by the National Institute of Polar Research, the Research Organization of Information and Systems of Japan and the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research on Cooperation in Research and Logistic Operation in the Arctic and Antarctic
Germany Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research ANNEX - I
Cooperation Agreement on Geoscientific Investigation to Statement of Commitment by the National Institute of Polar Research, the Research Organization of Information and Systems of Japan and the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research on Cooperation in Research and Logistic Operation in the Arctic and Antarctic
Iceland Science Institute, University of Iceland Agreement of Cooperation for the Iceland-Syowa Conjugate Campaign between Research Organization of Information and Systems National Institute of Polar Research and Science Institute, University of Iceland
Korea Korea Polar Research Institute Agreement on Cooperation for Polar Research between National Institute of Polar Research, Research Organization of Information and Systems, Japan and Korea Polar Research Institute
Korea orea Institute of Construction Technology Agreement between National Institute of Polar Research, Research Organization of Information and Systems of Japan and Korea Institute of Construction and Technology of the Republic of Korea
Malaysia Universiti Sains Malaysia Collaborative Research Agreement
Malaysia Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Cooperation Agreement between Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Research Organization of Information and Systems National Institute of Polar Research for Lower and Upper Atmospheric Observation Project in Iceland
Norway UiT The Arctic University of Norway Agreement on Academic Exchange and Cooperation between the Faculty of Science at the University of Tromsø and the National Institute of Polar Research, Research Organization of Information and Systems, Japan
Norway Norwegian Polar Institute Memorandum of Understanding between Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway and National Institute of Polar Research, the Research Organization of Information and Systems, Japan
Norway UiT The Arctic University of Norway Collaboration Agreement
Norway, Germany, Italia, Finland, China, UK, France, Sweden, Poland UNIS, NPI, Met, NERSC, AWI, CNR, FMI, UH-Phys, PRIC, BAS, IPEV, SU, IGF-PAS SIOS Consortium Agreement, 05 April - 2016
Russia The Melnikov Permafrost Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences Implementation Arrangement between Melnikov Permafrost Institute of Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences (MPI) and the National Institute of Polar Research, the Research Organization of Information and Systems (NIPR) on Land Surface, Snow and Ice Research in the Yakutsk Region
Russia Institute for Biological Problems of Cryolithozone, Russian Academy of Sciences Implementation Arrangement between Institute for Biological Problems of Cryolithozone of Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences (IBPC) and the National Institute of Polar Research, the Research Organization of Information and Systems (NIPR) on Observations for Energy/Water/ Carbon Cycle in Yakutia
Sweden Swedish Institute of Space Physics Agreement of Cooperation for Auroral Studies with ALIS between the Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Sweden and the National Institute of Polar Research, Research Organization of Information and Systems, Japan
Thai National Science Museum, Thailand Memorandum of Understanding for Mutual Cooperation between National Science Museum Thailand and National Institute of Polar Research Japan
USA International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska

Memorandum of Understanding between the National Institute of Polar Research, Research Organization of Information and Systems (Japan) and the International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks (USA)

USA SETI Institute Memorandum of Understanding between the National Institute of Polar Research, the Research Organization of Information and Systems and the SETI Institute on Cooperation in Research and Logistics in Antarctica
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