Glacier detective Lis is the winner!

Glacier detective Lis is the winner!

Top image: “Glacier detective” Lis Allaart. Photo: Jordan Mertes.

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.

7 June 2017
Text: Geoforskning.no/UNIS (translation)

Lis Allaart, former UNIS master student and now PhD fellow at the Department of Geoscience at UiT – The Norwegian Arctic University is the winner of the annual dissemination competition run by the online geoscience magazine Geoforskning.no. Lis Allaart’s winning contribution, “What happened to the glacier?”, is based on the master’s thesis she completed in 2016 at UNIS and NTNU, under the supervision of UNIS professor Ólafur Ingólfsson.

Here is the jury’s reasoning:
Lis Allaart has solved the “task” with a different, creative and playful approach. The reader is taken on a detective assignment where the answers to the riddle appear along the way.

The author has clear narration and the text is easily read. The problems and methods are presented in an understandable manner. The text provides good insight into geological working methods in the field. Allaart has been active in research, and with a clear conclusion on the climate aspect, the text becomes societal.

The contribution is surprising and fun, and Lis Allaart is a worthy winner of geoforskning.no’s dissemination competition.

Read the winning contribution here (in English)

We congratulate Lis Allaart on her win!

About the competition:
The competition was organized by geoforskning.no in cooperation with Norway’s geoscience institutes and Aftenposten Viten for the third consecutive year. The aim of the competition is to encourage the country’s geoscience communities to disseminate research results to the outside world. As is known, a research project is not completed before it is disseminated.