Thor Iversen (1873–1953) was a Norwegian advisor to the Board of Fisheries. From 1923 he was in charge of the inspection of hunting and fishing in the Arctic Ocean. Among his books are Drivis og selfangst from 1927, and Ishavsøya Hopen from 1941.
The Arctic Ocean is the smallest and shallowest of the world's five major oceans. The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) recognizes it as an ocean, although some oceanographers call it the Arctic Mediterranean Sea or simply the Arctic Sea, classifying it a mediterranean sea or an estuary of the Atlantic Ocean. It is also seen as the northernmost part of the all-encompassing World Ocean.
The highest mountain of Hopen is called Iversenfjellet, and the southernmost point of the island is called Kapp Thor, both named after him.
Iversenfjellet is the highest mountain of Hopen in the Svalbard archipelago. It has a height of 371 m.a.s.l. and is located at the southern portion of Hopen. The mountain is named after fisheries consultant Thor Iversen.
Kapp Thor is the southernmost point of Hopen in the Svalbard archipelago. It is named after fisheries advicer Thor Iversen.
Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. Situated north of mainland Europe, it is about midway between continental Norway and the North Pole. The islands of the group range from 74° to 81° north latitude, and from 10° to 35° east longitude. The largest island is Spitsbergen, followed by Nordaustlandet and Edgeøya. Administratively, the archipelago is not part of any Norwegian county, but forms an unincorporated area administered by a governor appointed by the Norwegian government. Since 2002, Svalbard's main settlement, Longyearbyen, has had an elected local government, somewhat similar to mainland municipalities. Other settlements include the Russian mining community of Barentsburg, the research station of Ny-Ålesund, and the mining outpost of Sveagruva. Ny-Ålesund is the northernmost settlement in the world with a permanent civilian population. Other settlements are farther north, but are populated only by rotating groups of researchers.
Hopen is an island in the southeastern part of the Svalbard archipelago (Norway). Hopen was discovered in 1596 by Jan Cornelisz Rijp during the third expedition by Willem Barentsz, trying to find the Northeast Passage. Later, in 1613, its name was given by Thomas Marmaduke of Hull, who named it after his former command, the Hopewell.
Kongsøya is an island in Svalbard, Norway. It is the largest of the islands in King Charles Land. Its area is 191 square kilometres (74 sq mi). The other main island in the chain is Svenskøya.
Prof Sven Ludvig Lovén, was a Swedish marine zoologist and malacologist. The Sven Loven Centre for Marine Sciences at both Kristineberg and Tjärnö are named in his honour.
Isfjord Radio is a coast radio station and weather station located at Kapp Linné on the island Spitsbergen in Svalbard, Norway. The station was established in 1933, and has played an important role in the telecommunications between the Svalbard archipelago and the outside world. The station was destroyed during World War II, and rebuilt in 1946. The station was important for ships traffic and air traffic. Satellite communications were established in 1979, but depreciated when a fiber optic cable between Svalbard and the mainland was finished in 2004. Isfjord Radio was automated and depopulated in 1999. Parts of the outdated installations have been preserved as a historical site.
Hopen Radio is a coast radio station and the only settlement on the island of Hopen in Svalbard, Norway. It is located between Kollerfjellet and Werenskioldfjellet.
Platenhalvøya is a peninsula at Nordaustlandet, Svalbard, between Zorgdragerfjorden and Duvefjorden. The peninsula constitutes the northeastern part of Prins Oscars Land. The mountains Binneyfjellet and Goodenoughfjellet are among the highest peaks of Nordaustlandet.
Beisaren is the northernmost point of the island of Hopen in the Svalbard archipelago. It is named after hunter Berner Jørgensen, whose nickname was "Beisaren".
Kapp Platen is a headland at Nordaustlandet, Svalbard, the northernmost point of Prins Oscars Land. The headland is named after Swedish naval officer and politician Baltzar Julius Ernst von Platen. Kapp Platen includes the mountain Havsula.
Kapp Altmann is a headland at the southern side of Kongsøya in Kong Karls Land, Svalbard. It has a length of 1.9 kilometers and a width between 100 and 200 meters. Outside the spit are two small islands. The headland is named after Arctic explorer Johan Andreas Altmann. Kapp Altmann defines the western extension of the bay Breibukta.
Kapp Koburg is a headland at the western part of Kongsøya in Kong Karls Land, Svalbard. It is located at the western side of Hårfagrehaugen, and defines the southwestern extension of the bay Bünsowbukta.
Kapp Hammerfest is a headland on Svenskøya in Kong Karls Land, Svalbard. It is the most southern point of Svenskøya, and the headland has a length of about 1.5 kilometers. The headland is named after the Norwegian city of Hammerfest. North of the headland, at the western side of the Svenskøya, is Kyrkjevika with Antarcticøya and other smaller islands.
Kapp Weissenfels is a headland on Svenskøya in Kong Karls Land, Svalbard. It is the most eastern point of Svenskøya, and the headland has a length of about 1.2 kilometers. The headland is named after the German city of Weißenfels. The outer point is about 25 meters high, and serves as a breeding place for guillemot, kittiwakes and ptarmigan. Nearby are sand beaches with undulating sand dunes.
Hornbækbukta is a bay at the southeastern side of the Norwegian island of Jan Mayen. It has a width of 2.2 kilometers, and extends from the headland of Fugleodden to the southwest, to Kapp Wien to the northeast. The bay is named after hydrographer Helge Hornbæk.
Kollerfjellet is a mountain at Hopen, Svalbard. It has a height of 304 m.a.s.l., and its first known ascent was made in 1924 during topographic works.
Werenskioldfjellet is a mountain at Hopen, Svalbard. The mountain is named after Norwegian geologist and Arctic explorer Werner Werenskiold.
Davisodden is a headland in Nathorst Land at Spitsbergen, Svalbard. It is named after American geomorphologist William Morris Davis. The headland is located at the northern side of Van Keulenfjorden, and is a river delta made by the river flowing through Davisdalen. Davisdalen extends from the mountain ridge of Mjellegga down to Davisodden. Its river is fed from several glaciers, including Martinbreen and Charpentierbreen.
Kapp Toscana is a headland at the southern side of Van Keulenfjorden in Wedel Jarlsberg Land at Spitsbergen, Svalbard. It is named after an Austrian family. West of the headland is the bay of Bourbonhamna, extending from Kapp Toscana to Kapp Madrid. East of the headland is the bay of Ingebrigtsenbukta, extending from Kapp Toscana to Ålesundneset.
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