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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 Arctic Technology.
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“Snowball Earth” mystery solved

24.08.15

The deep freeze of the Earth some 650 million years ago was not total. New research by UNIS professor Doug Benn and an international team shows that the climate was sensitive to variations in the Earth's orbit around the sun, resulting in cycles of ice sheet retreat and allowing lakes to form, rivers to flow, and simple microbial life to flourish.

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Atlantic water drives climate in Arctic

21.08.15

During the last 132,000 years, the Arctic climate varied significantly and this was closely related to the strength and variability in the inflow of Atlantic Water to the Arctic, according to a new PhD thesis by Teena Chauhan. The thesis will be defended at UNIS on Thursday 27 August 2015.
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A to Z student guide to Longyearbyen

19.08.15

New in town? Wondering what Bruktikken is, or what to do in your spare time? Here is a quick guide to (almost) everything you need to know about Longyearbyen and Svalbard.

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SIOS
Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System
UNIS CO2 LAB

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE
20 MARCH 2015

KJELL HENRIKSEN OBSERVATORY
(Aurora station)

SPEAR RADAR

BIRKELAND CENTRE for SPACE SCIENCE

WEATHER
Realtime weather data and downloadable historical data.

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ANNUAL REPORTS

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