15 February 2017
Tunabreen, the iconic glacier in Tempelfjorden, is well-known to residents of Svalbard and the throngs of tourists that visit each year. The last known surge of Tunabreen was in 2004 and scientists have believed that the glacier has a 35–40 year surge interval, suggesting a new surge around year 2040. However, new satellite imagery suggests that Tunabreen is starting to surge now, decades earlier than expected.
1 December 2016
The International Permafrost Association (IPA) and The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) are pleased to announce that the IPA Secretariat will be officially located and hosted at UNIS from 1 December 2016 until 2020.
4 March 2016
Apply now for UNIS autumn semester courses! There are 39 courses on bachelor, master and PhD level that are now open for application. The duration of the courses ranges from two weeks up to a whole semester. The application deadline is 15 April 2016.