Arctic Technology

May
09

Field trip with atmospheric pollution students

9 May 2017

The students in the UNIS atmospheric pollution course went on field trips to measure the impact of black carbon on the snow albedo. With the scooter season coming to an end, this was probably one of the last UNIS field excursions by scooter. Despite challenging driving conditions, all the sampling destinations were reached safe and dry so that we could take these amazing pictures!

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Apr
22

March for Science Longyearbyen: A big success!

22 April 2017

Today Longyearbyen marched for science. About 110 people gathered to march for science, not silence.

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Feb
16

A force more deadly than polar bears

16 February 2017

You might think that polar bears – and the potential for attack – are the biggest danger the Norwegian island archipelago of Svalbard. But avalanches kill far more people on Svalbard than polar bears ever have.

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Feb
10

Crushing ice to save platforms

10 February 2017

It’s been a warm winter on Svalbard this year. But this doesn’t apply to the UNIS laboratory where Niek Heijkoop works. There it’s a stable -10° Celsius.

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Jan
06

Icebergs in broken sea ice

6 January 2017

Drifting icebergs can be a serious threat to Arctic and subarctic offshore activities. PhD candidate Renat Yulmetov analysed the drift of icebergs in broken sea ice and investigated the possibility of iceberg towing in sea ice to protect offshore structures. Yulmetov will defend his PhD thesis on 12 January 2017 at UNIS.

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Nov
11

Extended application deadline – Bachelor and Master/PhD courses

11 November 2016

Want to study in Svalbard next spring? We have extended application deadline for some courses in Arctic Geophysics and Arctic Technology. Apply now – first come, first serve!

 

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Sep
16

Lazarus ice

16 September 2016

Global climate change is causing Arctic sea ice to melt at an accelerating rate, increasing the ability of ships and other structures to travel though Arctic waters. But even as they melt, some sea ice structures actually get stronger.

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Jun
03

Summer and autumn courses with extended application possibility

3 June 2016

Some courses in Arctic biology, geology, geophysics, and technology have an extended application possibility – Apply today!

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Mar
04

Autumn courses open for application

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.

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