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
During mid-morning on some day in the next few weeks, a NASA-funded rocket will launch from Andøya Space Center, heading out over the Greenland Sea. The mission is to unravel a mystery in the upper atmosphere.
Wild weather in the Arctic causes problems for people and wildlife
In January 2012, Svalbard was hit by a weather event than only happens once every 500 years. The extreme weather caused problems both for the wildlife and tourism, but it also sparked an interdisciplinary cooperation that has resulted in a scientific article published today.