7 June 2017
Lis Allaart is this year’s winner of geoforskning.no dissemination competition with her contribution as “glacier detective”. The winning contribution, “What happened to the glacier?”, is based on the master’s thesis she completed at UNIS in 2016.
6 January 2017
The annual happening Svalbardseminaret (Svalbard Seminar Series) is organized by UNIS in collaboration with the Norwegian Polar Institute and the Governor of Svalbard. This year’s seminar series starts on 17 January and offers lectures in polar history, research, and fine arts.
24 June 2016
From 9 until 15 June, the annual Outreach Cruise took place on board R/V Helmer Hanssen in the waters surrounding Spitsbergen. Business executives, politicians, researchers, and representatives from public management took part in the cruise to witness the changing Arctic and to learn about the research activity taking place in the archipelago and surrounding sea areas.
5 February 2016
Scientists from Oslo School of Architecture and Design and Tromsø Academy of Landscape and Territorial Studies have, together with architecture and landscape architecture students, studied Longyearbyen as a place and Svalbard as a territory.
18 January 2016
The Svalbard Seminar Series (Svalbardseminaret) is an annual collaboration between the Governor of Svalbard, the Norwegian Polar Institute and UNIS, covering various topics relevant to inhabitants and visitors. This year, the seminar series opens Thursday 21 January and continues biweekly until Thursday 11 February.
12 November 2015
How can a scientific report about PCB in Svalbard be shared in an effective way to the public? By making a children’s book of course! Introducing “Bjorny and the red dust”, based on a report that UNIS contributed to. The book release will be at Svalbard Museum 14 November at 14:00.