News 2019

Nov
14

Fate of copepods in a warming Arctic dependent on the algae season

14 November 2019

The duration of the productive season is crucial for the Arctic copepod Calanus glacialis to have higher success than its Atlantic sibling C. finmarchicus in a changing Arctic, concludes PhD candidate Maja Hatlebakk in her doctoral thesis. Hatlebakk will defend her thesis on Wednesday 20 November at UNIS.

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Nov
11

Marine drones on Svalbard

11 November 2019

Mini-research ship lands safely in Longyearbyen after two month drift west of Svalbard.

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Nov
06

Extended application deadline – Bachelor and Master/PhD courses spring 2020

8 November 2018

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

 

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Oct
23

Heavy rainfall events in Svalbard

23 October 2019

In a master’s thesis recently completed at the University of Oslo and the University Center in Svalbard (UNIS), Ola Aashamar has studied how well strong precipitation events at Svalbard are represented in the weather model AROME-Arctic.

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Oct
08

Atlantification of the marine ecosystem in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard

8 October 2019

Climate warming is rapidly altering the physical marine environment in fjords on the west coast of Svalbard towards a more temperate state. Reductions in sea ice cover and increased ocean temperatures are evident, resulting in changes of ice-associated and pelagic ecosystems.

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Oct
04

One million NOK to the Arctic Safety Centre

4 October 2019

Yesterday, the government presented their new business strategy for Svalbard at UNIS. One of the concrete results is the allocation of one million NOK to the Arctic Safety Centre (ASC). – Very positive news, says UNIS director Harald Ellingsen.

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Oct
01

UNIS seeks new director

1 October 2019

UNIS is seeking a new managing director. Application deadline is 25 October 2019.

By Petter Sele | News 2019 . Press Releases
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Sep
09

Apply now for spring courses 2020

9 September 2019

Application is now open for UNIS spring courses. The application deadline is 15 October 2019.

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Sep
06

About cod, the climate, polar cod and benthic animals

6 September 2019

In July 1873 some nets were put out by whalers in Raudfjorden in Svalbard, to obtain food. They had expected to catch Arctic char, but ended up filling the nets with cod.

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