News 2016

Dec
29

2016 in snapshots

29 December 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, we would like to share some glimpses of fieldwork and student life from the past year with you. We wish you a wonderful 2017!

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Dec
19

Opening hours Christmas 2016

19 December 2016

The UNIS reception will have the following opening hours before and after Christmas:

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Dec
13

Temperature variations and trends at 90 km height in the Arctic atmosphere

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.

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Dec
09

Meroplankton in Svalbard waters

9 December 2016

Meroplankton are important in Arctic marine environment, but their dynamics and ecological role in marine coastal ecosystems are poorly understood. Eike Stübner has investigated these benthic invertebrate larvae and her research shed some light on the function of meroplankton in the Arctic. Stübner will defend her PhD thesis at UNIS on 14 December.

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Dec
01

International Permafrost Association (IPA) secretariat opened at UNIS

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.

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Nov
21

New UNIS weather station – now in the sea!

21 November 2016

UNIS has recently deployed a new underwater measurement station in Isfjorden. Now everyone can monitor the temperature, currents, tides and biological activity via the internet.

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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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Nov
10

Evacuation lifted

10 November 2016

Yesterday evening the Governor of Svalbard lifted the evacuation for parts of Longyearbyen, including Nybyen, where most UNIS students live. This afternoon 86 happy UNIS students embarked on the bus taking them home to Nybyen.

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Nov
08

Evacuation of Nybyen continues

8 November 2016

The Governor has decided to uphold the evacuation until further notice. The Governor and experts will evaluate the situation again tomorrow Wednesday 9 November. All evacuated UNIS students will stay in temporary housing until the evacuation is lifted.

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