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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 Arctic Technology.
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Blue mussels in Longyearbyen. Photo: Peter Leopold

 

Svalbard Blue mussels on the menu?

24.10.14

The first blue mussels discovered on Svalbard in modern times, turned up in 2004. Blue mussels have been able to live so far north in prehistoric times, when the climate was much warmer than today. With the gradually warming Arctic of present day, it was no surprise that mussels were found a decade ago. The blue mussel is thus a valuable modern climate indicator for Svalbard and the Arctic.

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Investigating ocean currents both top-down and bottom-up

07.10.14

This autumn six moorings were placed around Svalbard to measure ocean bottom pressures at the sea floor. Using satellite data to measure current strengths at the ocean surface, more reliable data will be produced on the warm water transport to the Arctic Ocean.

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Climate-Cryosphere-Carbon cruise 2014

02.10.14

On 4. July a large international expedition of scientists, including UNIS students and staff, set sail from Tromsø towards the East Siberian Arctic Ocean. The expedition, expected back in Tromsø this coming weekend, is part of a Swedish-Russian-US collaborative research program to study the linkages between Climate, Cryosphere and Carbon cycle.
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