News 2014

Dec
19

Cooperation agreement between UNIS and SINTEF

19 December 2015

On Monday 15 December 2014, UNIS and SINTEF signed a cooperation agreement. The two institutions intend to collaborate on relevant research and infrastructure in Svalbard.

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Dec
18

Joint Norwegian-Russian research project on icy waters

18 December 2014

A research group from UNIS and NTNU in cooperation with Russian researchers have been granted funds to investigate drift ice, icebergs and sea ice actions on offshore installations.

By unis_admin | Arctic Technology . News 2014 . Research
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Dec
12

Cooperation agreement between UNIS and NPI

12 December 2014

On Thursday 11 December 2014, the directors of the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) and the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) signed a cooperative agreement in Oslo.

By unis_admin | News 2014 . Partnerships . Research
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Dec
03

See a fast-flowing glacier surge forward!

3 December 2014

A time-lapse video of the tidewater glacier Kronebreen in Kongsfjorden from the summer 2014 is now available on YouTube. The video was put together by scientists from UNIS and the University of Edinburgh.

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Nov
20

Wild weather in the Arctic causes problems

20 November 2014

In January 2012, the weather in Svalbard was hit by a weather event than only happens once every 500 years. The extreme weather caused problems both for the wildlife and the society, but it also sparked an interdisciplinary cooperation that has resulted in a scientific article published today.

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Nov
17

The most important animal in the Arctic

17 November 2014

Without copepods the entire Arctic marine ecosystem would probably collapse. They hold a key position in the food web as a link between phytoplankton and larger animals in the Arctic. In a new PhD thesis by Daniel Vogedes unknown life history aspects of three copepod species are revealed. Vogedes will defend his thesis at UNIS on Wednesday 19 November 2014.

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Nov
13

Introducing Orthadenella coulsoni

13 November 2014

A mite species has been named after our professor Steve Coulson. Orthadenella coulsoni was found in Siberia and is now fully described in the Journal of Natural History.

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Nov
05

Dinosaur Footprints on the Roof of the World!

5 November 2014

Once upon a time a dinosaur wandered along the beach in Kvalvågen, on the eastern side of Spitsbergen. Some 125 million years later scientists from Oslo, Alaska and UNIS mapped these footprints – the northernmost dinosaur tracks discovered in the world to date.

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Nov
03

Prime Minister visit to UNIS

3 November 2014

On Sunday 2 November the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg visited UNIS. Together with Minister of Justice, Anders Anundsen and Minister of Health, Bent Høie, she got an orientation about the UNIS HSE work and some of our research areas.

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