to UNIS - The University Centre in Svalbard
The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)
is the world's northernmost institution for higher education and research,
located in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen at 78°N. UNIS offers high quality
courses at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level
in Arctic Biology, Arctic Geology, Arctic Geophysics and
The NVP-Nansen summer school 2013 “Shipping in Arctic Water: The interaction of sea ice, ship technology, climate change, economy and other operational conditions” will be organized in Longyearbyen 18-25 August.
Graduate and postgraduate students are invited to submit applications by 31 May 2013.
MSc student Evangeline Sessford has studied coastal erosion in Spitsbergen, and one of the study sites was Fredheim in Tempelfjorden. Mitigation techniques have been reviewed resulting in suggestions to protect the coast rather than move the buildings or let nature run its course. Sessford will defend her master thesis on 15 May. Read more
UNIS CO2 Lab: Large reservoir identified
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.