The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) is the world’s northernmost higher education institution, located in Longyearbyen at 78º N. We provide research-based education of the next generation of Arctic experts in biology, geology, geophysics and technology.
- ARCeX – Research Centre for Arctic Petroleum Exploration
- Arctic Safety Centre
- bioCEED – Centre for Excellence in Biology Education
- Birkeland Centre for Space Science
- Kjell Henriksen Observatory
- LYSEF – Longyearbyen Science and Education Forum
- SIOS – Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System
- The Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research
- UNIS CO2 Lab
28 June 2016 The department of Arctic biology at UNIS has for an extended number of years done research and education on the vegetation in Adventdalen and the species eating it – geese as well as reindeer. This year’s total count of reindeer in Adventdalen has just finished.
24 June 2016 From 9 until 15 June, the annual Outreach Cruise took place on board R/V Helmer Hanssen in the waters surrounding Spitsbergen. Business executives, politicians, researchers, and representatives from public management took part in the cruise to witness the changing Arctic and to learn about the research activity taking place in the archipelago and surrounding sea areas.
23 June 2016 Imagine an Arctic bird cliff in summer, teeming with fledging chicks and predators waiting below. Now fast-forward to a short time later and picture a quiet breeding cliff dusted in snow. What evolutionary adaptations and constraints shape when birds breed in seasonal environments? And when conditions change, will birds breed at the “right” time?
Longyearbyen live – 360 degree panorama
Live web camera from the roof of Svalbard Science Centre: