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The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)

UNIS is the world’s northernmost higher education institution, located in Longyearbyen, at the High Arctic archipelago of Svalbard (78º 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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Snowmobiles in and around Longyearbyen pollute more than the local coal power plant.

Tatiana Drotikova (UNIS / NMBU) is monitoring emissions of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). Exposure to some of these substances can lead to lung cancer, premature births and in average lower birth weights.

Longyearbyen live – 360 degree panorama

Live web camera from the roof of Svalbard Science Centre:

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