Arctic Geology

Apr
26

Drones help reveal the secrets of glacier crevasses

26 April 2019

Many of the glaciers in Svalbard are heavily crevassed. A multidisciplinary research group is now using drones to create high-resolution maps of glacier surfaces to study how crevasses influence the rate of heat exchange with the atmosphere.

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Apr
15

Gas hydrates in Svalbard

15 April 2019

The cold of Norway’s High Arctic may just be cold enough to push natural gas into a different phase; one where natural gas combines with a cage of water molecules to form a hydrate structure.

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Jan
25

Summer/autumn courses 2019 open for application

25 January 2019

Apply now for our summer semester courses! The application deadline is 15 February 2019.

 

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Dec
03

Dialogue Café: Communication between science and Longyearbyen local community

3 December 2018

On Thursday 6 December we invite the public to an open dialogue café where scientists and local actors discuss societal challenges and possibilities in the ongoing climate change. The dialogue café will take place in “Møysalen” at UNIS 15:30–18:00.

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Nov
27

Holocene glacier history of Svalbard: Retracing the style of (de-)glaciation

27 November 2018

UNIS PhD candidate Wesley Farnsworth has studied the Holocene glacial history of Svalbard through detailed mapping and compiling a mosaic of data from terrestrial, marine and lacustrine sedimentary archives. Farnsworth will defend his doctoral thesis on 6 December at the University Centre in Svalbard, UNIS.

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Sep
05

Apply now for spring courses 2019

5 September 2018

Application is now open for UNIS spring courses. The application deadline is 15 October 2018.

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Apr
20

Deglaciation of the northern Svalbard margin

20 April 2018

Oscar Fransner has studied the role of different glacial / non-glacial sedimentary processes in shaping the glaciated continental margin of the northern Barents Sea. Fransner will defend his PhD thesis Friday 4 May at UNIS.

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Mar
15

Triassic development of the Norwegian Barents shelf

15 March 2018

Mark Mulrooney has studied the Triassic development of the Norwegian Barents shelf using case studies from the Hammerfest Basin (offshore) and Svalbard (onshore). Mulrooney will defend his PhD thesis Wednesday 21 March at the University of Oslo.

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Jan
23

Summer/autumn courses 2018 open for application

23 January 2018

Apply now for our summer semester courses (and autumn semester courses in Arctic Geophysics)! Application deadline is 15 February 2018.

 

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Fax: +47 79 02 33 01
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Address: P.O. Box 156 N-9171 Longyearbyen
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