Netherlands Polar Programme
The Netherlands Polar Programme funds scientific research into and in the polar regions. On behalf of the Netherlands, the programme wants to contribute to solutions for fundamental scientific and socio-political issues, such as the consequences of climate change.
As a signatory to the Antarctica Treaty the Netherlands is also obliged to carry out scientific research in Antarctica.
There is a Dutch research facility on the Antarctic Peninsula, the Dirck Gerritsz lab, and a research station on Spitsbergen.
Factsheet NPP 2016 ENG PDF, 425 KB