The Czech Arctic Research Station is named after the Czech-Canadian polar ecologist Josef Svoboda and is operated by the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice with the support of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague.

The station is located in the central part of the Svalbard archipelago (map) and consist of three parts:

The station is used by Czech and foreign scientists and offers all the comfort and logistics facilities for research in Svalbard.

Station may be used only for scientific purposes under a contractual agreement with the operator.  All research projects must be registered in Research in Svalbard database.


Julius Payer House Nostoc Clione
Capacity 8 persons 13 persons 4 (10*) persons
Availability All season Jul-Sep** May-Nov**
Communication Wi-Fi, cellphone satellite phone, VHF satellite phone, VHF

*for one day cruises **access may be arranged outside of this period upon prior negotiation