Projects

Apr
27

FAABulous fieldwork in Van Mijenfjorden

27 April 2017

The FAABulous project is having a two-week sea ice campaign in Van Mijenfjorden. The aim of the project is to get a better understanding of how Arctic algae blooms will respond to the severe environmental changes.

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Jan
31

Will there be ice on the Svalbard fjords this winter?

31 January 2017

Last winter we had record-low amount of fjord ice here in Svalbard and the following autumn was unusually warm. But these last few months have been relatively cold. Can we anticipate ice on the fjords this winter? The answer is yes – and no.

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Jan
16

About bamboo, ghost shrimps and a changing Arctic

16 January 2017

Now in the midst of the dark period, it may be appropriate to ask what we really know about life in the north and whether we have enough knowledge to manage resources and waters in a good way. For example, what do we know about bamboo and ghost shrimps on Svalbard?

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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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Oct
19

SuperDARN officially opened

19 October 2016

Norway’s first SuperDARN radar was officially opened today. From now on data from the radar, which signals reach well over the North Pole, will be available to the rest of the world.

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Nov
25

Funding for new Arctic Safety Centre

25 November 2015

UNIS will receive NOK 7 million over the next three years to establish a new centre for Arctic Safety in Longyearbyen. –This is a huge recognition of the UNIS safety management developed over the years, says director of HSE and safety Fred Skancke Hansen.

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Nov
08

UNIS part of new centre for excellence in education: bioCEED

8 November 2013

Today it was announced that bioCEED – Centre for excellence in biology education, is one of three centres getting funding from the Research Council of Norway. The centre is led by the department of biology at the University of Bergen, in collaboration with the department of Arctic Biology at UNIS, department of Education (UiB) and the Institute of Marine Research.

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May
30

UNIS partner in new Arctic petroleum centre

30 May 2013

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy announced yesterday the establishment of the new Research Centre for Arctic Petroleum Exploration (ARCEx). UNIS is partner in ARCEx which will acquire new knowledge about the petroleum resources in the Arctic and environmentally-friendly exploration techniques.

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May
10

UNIS CO2 Lab: Large reservoir identified

10 May 2013

After several water injection tests at the lab site in Adventdalen, the scientists in the UNIS CO2 Lab have concluded that there is a substantial reservoir in the bedrock for CO2 deposit. Now the research company wants to inject CO2 into the reservoir to test it further.

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