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Research Group

The Arctic Research Group organises and carries out scientific research expeditions in the High Arctic – with a focus on environmental work.

Environmental research expeditions to the High Arctic 

Founded in 1988, the non-profit group formed and run solely by volunteers, seeks to be the grateful recipient of donations and support from individuals and businesses, as well as environmental and prestigious grants.  Support grants have included the Gino Watkins Memorial Trust, Svalbard Miljovernfond and a Rolex Award for Small Expeditions.  Funding is essential to enable the environmental work and everyone involved provides part of the funds, as well as their time, enthusiasm and energy.  There are no paid employees in the Arctic Research Group.

Our patron is Dame Joanna Lumley  DBE, FRGS

“ARG is doing absolutely vital work"


The 2023 Expedition 

Read about our latest expedition to Recherchefjorden, Svalbard. 

A long history of research and expeditions

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We've been doing research expeditions for 35 years. 


Support our work 

Arctic Research Group is a UK registered charity No. 1167722 and survives solely on generous donations, grants, sponsorship and members contributions – please give generously if you would like to support our expeditions.

Please reference your donation with your name or that of your organisation if you want to, or simply 'Anonymous Donation' if not.  If you want to, please e-mail us to let us know that you have donated so that we can thank you. 

Bank Details:

Account Name: Arctic Research Group

Bank Sort Code: 20-63-66

Account Number: 93915891

Bank Name: Barclays Bank


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