13 December 2016
Silje Eriksen Holmen has investigated temperatures in the middle atmosphere (the mesosphere) over Longyearbyen and Tromsø and has found that temperature varies periodically according to atmospheric wind patterns and waves. Holmen will defend her PhD thesis at UNIS on 19 December 2016.
23 September 2016
The Greenland ice sheet is not entirely white. Parts of the ice sheet have darkened since 1996, leading to increased melting. PhD candidate Thomas Gölles has developed tools to study the interplay of particle accumulation, ice flow and ice melt. Gölles will defend his dissertation at UNIS on 29 September.
3 June 2016
Some courses in Arctic biology, geology, geophysics, and technology have an extended application possibility – Apply today!
22 March 2016
If you are longing for sea ice, the development so far is indeed depressing. This winter is unusually warm in Svalbard and we may face the largest failure in sea ice formation in West-Spitsbergen ever, according to scientists from UNIS and the Murmansk Marine Biological Institute.
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.
15 May 2015
A new NASA study finds the last remaining section of Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf, which partially collapsed in 2002, is quickly weakening and is likely to disintegrate completely before the end of the decade. UNIS associate professor Chris Borstad is part of the scientific team behind the study.