The Danish Polar Centre is a knowledge, service and facilitation centre for researchers, public agencies and institutions who are engaged in polar research and Arctic conditions.  Our purpose is:

- to strengthen Danish Arctic and Antarctic research both nationally and internationally;

- to support Danish participation in international polar research and give advice on logistics in deserted areas of Greenland;

- to disseminate information about polar research to researchers and others;

- to contribute to the strengthening of public interest in polar research and the polar areas.

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DPC has four departments: Logistics, research coordination, information and administration.  We are led by Head of Center Peter Sloth.

The Danish Polar Centre is a center in the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation (Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, VTU).

The Danish Polar Centre is located in a former cooper’s workshop at Grønlandske Handels Plads in Christianshavn, Copenhagen.  Our neighbour is Bryggen which, apart from housing the representative offices for Greenland, the Faro Islands and Iceland, is also a North Atlantic arts centre.