2017 in snapshots

2017 in snapshots

5 January 2018

With these visual highlights from 2017 we would like to wish you all a great 2018. We look forward to celebrating our 25th anniversary in October – stay tuned!

January:

Student firing a signal flare gun during the safety course AS-101 in January 2017. Photo: Børge Damsgård/UNIS

Student firing a signal flare gun during the safety course AS-101 Arctic Survival and Safety in January 2017.
 Photo: Børge Damsgård/UNIS

February:

Students from the AGF-325/825 course on an excursion to Tellbreen, late February 2017. Photo: Thorben Dunse/UNIS

Students from the AG-325/825 Glaciology course on an excursion to Tellbreen, late February 2017.
Photo: Thorben Dunse/UNIS

March:

Student from the course AG-346 Snow and Avalanche Dynamics on field excursion, March 2017. Photo: Erik Kuschel/UNIS

Students from the AG-346 Snow and Avalanche Dynamics course on field excursion.
Photo: Erik Kuschel/UNIS

April:

AT-211 scientific cruise with Polarsyssel, April 2017. Drone photo: Sebastian Sikora/UNIS

AT-211 scientific cruise with Polarsyssel.
Drone photo: Sebastian Sikora/UNIS

May:

UNIS students on the Norwegian Constitution Day 17 May 2017. Photo: Nina M. Hansen/UNIS

UNIS students celebrating the Norwegian Constitution Day 17 May 2017.
Photo: Nina M. Hansen/UNIS

June:

AG-218 permafrost drilling in Adventdalen, June 2017. Photo: Ole Humlum/UNIS

AG-218 permafrost drilling in Adventdalen, June 2017.
Photo: Ole Humlum/UNIS

July:

AB 327 fieldwork on Longyearbreen, July 2017. Photo: Lise Øvreås/UNIS

AB-327 Arctic microbiology fieldwork on Longyearbreen, July 2017.
Photo: Lise Øvreås/UNIS

August:

Matteo Petit Bon (right) is using point intercept method to assess the biomass in an undisturbing way, by counting and identifying plants within each square, which is then used to calculate how much biomass there is in each plot. Field assistant Cal Bachell keeps track of the findings. Photo: Eva Therese Jenssen/UNIS

PhD student Matteo Petit Bon (right) and field assistant Cal Bachell working in their “office” in Adventdalen.
Read the story here: Linking plant nutrient dynamics and ecosystem processes in a warmer Arctic
Photo: Eva Therese Jenssen/UNIS

September:

Adventdalen, Svalbard in autumn

Sparsely vegetated Arctic tundra in Adventdalen in autumn.
Read the story here: Effects of sea ice on Arctic shrub growth: The importance of biotic interactions
Photo: Mads Forchhammer/UNIS.

October:

RV Lance in Billefjorden, October 2017, during an AGF-214 research cruise. Photo: Inger Lise Næss/UNIS

RV Lance in Billefjorden, October 2017, during an AGF-214 Polar Ocean Climate research cruise.
Read the story here: Cruising Isfjorden – RV Lance’s last research cruise
Photo: Inger Lise Næss/UNIS

November:

In November 2017, UNIS, received a test rig that will help determine the geotechnical properties of the permafrost. Photo: Graham Gilbert/UNIS

In November 2017, UNIS received a test rig that will help determine the geotechnical properties of the permafrost. Here, the first successful cone penetration tests (CPTu) in Svalbard are being done.
Photo: Graham Gilbert/UNIS

December:

Aurora on 19 December 2017, captured by the all-sky camera at the Kjell Henriksen Observatory.

Daytime aurora on 19 December 2017, captured by the all-sky camera at the Kjell Henriksen Observatory.

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