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Bouvet Island is an uninhabited protected nature reserve in Norway. It is the world's most distant island since it is a subantarctic volcanic island located in the South Atlantic Ocean near the southern end of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It is not included in the Antarctic Treaty System's southern section.
The island is located 1,700 kilometers (1,100 miles) north of Queen Maud Land's Princess Astrid Coast, 1,900 kilometers (1,200 miles) east of the South Sandwich Islands, 1,600 kilometers (990 miles) south of Gough Island, and 2,600 kilometers (1,600 miles) south-southwest of South Africa's coast. It covers an area of 49 square kilometers (19 square miles), with a glacier covering 93 percent of it. The island's heart is an ice-filled crater of a dormant volcano. Along its shore are several skerries and one tiny island, Larsøya. Nyrøysa, formed by a rockfall in the late 1950s, is the only safe spot to land and houses a meteorological station.
The island was discovered on January 1, 1739, by the Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier as part of a French exploration trip in the South Atlantic aboard the ships Aigle and Marie. They failed to reach landfall. He mislabeled the island's location, and it wasn't seen again until 1808 when British whaling captain James Lindsay came upon it and christened it to Lindsay Island. The American sailor Benjamin Morrell claimed the first claim to have landed on the island, albeit this claim is debatable. George Norris seized the island for the British Crown in 1825, naming it Liverpool Island. He also claimed to have seen another neighboring island, which he dubbed Thompson Island, but this was subsequently shown to be a phantom island.
The first Norvegia expedition arrived on the island in 1927 and claimed it for Norway. The island was given its present name, Bouvet Island ("Bouvetøya" in Norwegian), at that time. Following the conclusion of a dispute with the United Kingdom over rights, it was designated a Norwegian dependent in 1930. It was named a natural reserve in 1971.
There is no statutory minimum wage. However, minimum wages are frequently set by collective bargaining agreements in the majority of sectors.
Because Bouvet Island is not a tourist destination, there is no specific visa regulation in effect. For your particular travel purpose, you must receive a special authorization from the Norwegian state/government.
The only method to see Bouvet Island is to join an expedition/researcher group that is heading to the island for scientific research. In rare exceptional instances (such as filming), some persons may be able to receive a permission from the Norwegian government to visit the island for specified activities.
In Norway, employment contracts must be in writing.
Contracts with indefinite periods are desired, however staff may be hired for temporary employment. This is often done for seasonal or project work, trainees, or the replacement of permanent staff who are out for a lengthy period of time, such as those on maternity leave. Temporary employment contracts are limited to one year. Temporary workers who are engaged in general (as opposed to temporary employees who fulfil a specific job or whose employment is restricted to a single project) may not make up more than 15% of all employees. Employees who have worked consistently in a temporary capacity for four years in a row are eligible for a permanent employment.
There is no set length for assignments. This is usually indicated in the employment contract for fixed-term employments.