to UNIS - The University Centre in Svalbard
The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)
is the world's northernmost institution for higher education and research,
located in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen at 78°N. UNIS offers high quality
courses at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level
in Arctic Biology, Arctic Geology, Arctic Geophysics and
MSc student Evangeline Sessford has studied coastal erosion in Spitsbergen, and one of the study sites was Fredheim in Tempelfjorden. Various mitigation techniques for the cultural heritage at Fredheim have been reviewed resulting in suggestions to protect the coast rather than move the buildings or let nature run its course.
Sessford will defend her master thesis at UNIS on 15 May.
After several water injection tests at the lab site in Adventdalen, the scientists in the UNIS CO2 Lab have concluded that there is a substantial reservoir in the bedrock for CO2 deposit. Now the research company wants to inject CO2 into the reservoir to test it further.
New understanding of Greenlandic glacier melt and sea-level rise
A new study led by Dr Faezeh Nick, recently post doc at UNIS, provides
new insight into climate change impact on Greenland glaciers and
subsequent contribution to future sea-level rise. The study is published
in Nature this week. Read more