2017:

Date Topic Speakers
19 Sep 2017 13:15– PhD defense: Glacier dynamics in the fjords of Svalbard, inferred from submarine landforms and marine sediment cores Anne Elina Flink
19 Sep 2017 10:15–11:00 PhD trial lecture: Current and future sea level rise in the context of past global ice dynamics and sea level histories Anne Elina Flink
12 Sep 2017 16:00–17:00 Master thesis presentation: The heat of the glacier or should I pee in the ice cave? (more info, PDF) Andreas Alexander
6 Sep 2017 10:15–11:00 Lunch Seminar: Microplastics
Part 1: “Plastic and microplastic in the Northern Arctic; Svalbard: First results and a quest for reliable methods”
Part 2: “Fibers, fish and food: the microfiber pollution problem and solution”
Part 1:
Dorte Herzke, Norwegian Institute for Air Research and Jan H. Sundet, Institute of Marine Research
Part 2:
Rachael Z. Miller, The Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean
5 Sep 2017 19:00– Folkemøte: Mikroplast (in Norwegian)
Hvert år slippes det ut flere millioner små plastfibre gjennom avløpsvannet fra Longyearbyen. Hvordan kan vi redusere dette utslippet?
Les mer om prosjektet
Dorte Herzke, Norwegian Institute for Air Research and Jan H. Sundet, Institute of Marine Research
1 Sep 2017 13:15–14:00 Lunch Seminar: Periglacial environments in Japan: Comparison with Svalbard Tatsuya Watanabe (Kitami Institute of Technology): Permafrost and perennial ice in Hokkaido, northern Japan
Norikazu Matsuoka (University of Tsukuba): Seasonal frost and needle ice in central Japanese Mountains
18 August 14:15–18:00 Semester Opening
7–17 August 2017 Svalbardkurset
31 July–5 August 2017 NVP International Summer School 2017
3 Aug 2017 18:30-19:30 NVP Public lecture: Canadian Arctic Policy – A Careful Balance Bob Paquin, Canadian International Arctic Centre
2 Aug 2017 18:30-19:30 NVP Public lecture: GoNorth – Geosciences in the northern Arctic – a national research initiative Matthias Forwick
University of Tromsø
20 July 2017 Brown Bag Lunch Seminar: Human impact and the Arctic environment – using microbes as environmental engineers. Read abstract (PDF) David Pearce
14 June 2017 Brown Bag Lunch Seminar: The role of permafrost and ground ice in Arctic slope processes Graham Gilbert
12–13 June 2017 Seminar: Fremtidens energiforsyning i Longyearbyen (see programme and info here)
26 May 2017 13:15 Master thesis presentation: Glacial history and Geomorphology of Trygghamna, western Svalbard Nína Aradóttir
22 May 2017 SVALGREEN workshop (Svalbard–North Greenland cooperation) See programme (PDF)
5 May 2017 12:15–13:00 Brown Bag Lunch Seminar: Changing Arctic sea ice: implications for climate, ecosystems and society
Sebastian Gerland
5 May 2017 09:15–10:00 Trial lecture: Glacier mass balance – methods, drivers and trends Jakob Abermann
3 May 2017 12:15-13:00 Brown Bag Lunch Seminar: Thermodynamics of firn layer at Lomonosovfonna (more info in PDF)
Sergey Marchenko
24 April 2017 13:15–14:00 Trial lecture for open position in glaciology: Unlocking the secret drainage systems of Svalbard glaciers with inverse deduction Prof. Andy Hodson
31 March 2017 10:00–10:30 Open discussion: Independant research and independant art? (Organised by Artica Svalbard) William Nygaard, UNIS students
29 March 2017 Brown Bag Evening Seminar: Snow science and decision making (more info in PDF) Jordy Hendrikx
23 March 2017 Open seminar: The Meaning of Life / Part Music for Double Bass by John Lely Einar Duenger Bøhn / Michael Francis Duch
21 March 2017 Brown Bag Lunch Seminar: Polar ice – at the edge of science and politics Ingrid Bay-Larsen
20 March 2017 12:15–13:00 Brown Bag Lunch Seminar: Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) – Turn ALL Students Into Scientists

The seminar was streamed and can be seen here: https://youtu.be/OjRz_t6FVsc

Sehoya Cotner
13 March 2017 16:30–17:30 Open seminar: Prerequisites for further development in the north Sturla Henriksen
13 March 2017 13:15–14:00 Brown Bag Lunch Seminar: When is all the sea ice gone? Dirk Notz
7 March 2017 12:15–13:00 Brown Bag Lunch Seminar: PhD learning hurdles in STEM disciplines

The seminar was streamed and can be seen here: https://youtu.be/7zynQ9wNXMU

Anders Ahlberg
2 March 2017 09:00–12:30 Dialogue meeting: New strategy for research and higher education in Svalbard Norwegian Research Council
28 Feb 2017 15:30–18:30 PhD defense: “A study of dayside open/closed field line boundary dynamics using simultaneous ground-based optical and HF radar observations Xiangcai Chen
28 Feb 2017 14:30–15:15 Trial lecture: “Challenges in radio wave communication and navigation at auroral latitudes” Xiangcai Chen
25 Feb 2017 16:00–17:35 Longyearbyen sykehus 100 år: Populærvitenskapelige foredrag Kristin Furu Grøtting, Ulf Aasebø, Mads Gilbert, Tore Dahlberg
6–20 Feb 2017 General course: AGF-216 The Stormy Sun and the Northern Lights Pål Brekke
16 Feb 2017 18:30–21:30 Polar bear safety: Practical training on the shooting range
Download programme (PDF)
15 Feb 2017 19:00–22:00 Public seminar: Parasitic and viral diseases in Svalbard
Download programme (PDF)
Mads Forchhammer, Eva Fuglei and Torill Mørk
14 Feb 2017
19:00–22:00
Public seminar: Polar bears and safety
Download programme (PDF)
Jon Aars and Magnus Andersen, the Norwegian Polar Institute /
The Governor of Svalbard
7 Feb 2017 19:00–22:00 Public seminar: Avalanche awareness – a seminar on how to avoid avalanche risk
Download programme (PDF)
Martin Indreiten and Holt Hancock
23 Jan–6 Feb 2017 General course: SH-201 The History of Svalbard Thor Bjørn Arlov
1 Feb 2017
14:15–15:00
Lunch Seminar: Higher Education for Sustainable Development (more info, PDF) Astrid T. Sinnes, associate professor in science education, NMBU
31 Jan 2017 19:00–21:00 Svalbardseminaret (see PDF of full programme)
Fangstmenn og fangstkvinner /
Andrée-ekspedisjonen: Å løse en gåte
Per Kyrre Reymert og Tora Hultgreen/
Bea Uusma
27 Jan 2017 14:00–14:45 Lunch Seminar: A View from Space
Kevin A. Ford, former NASA astronaut and
former commandor of the
International Space Station
26 Jan 2017 19:00-21:00 Svalbardseminaret (see PDF of full programme)
Imagining the Arctic (presentation in English) / Lyden av Arktis
Jérémie McGowan /
Cathrina Roos Bilsbak og Lasse Thoresen
24 Jan 2017 19:00–21:00 Svalbardseminaret (see PDF of full programme)
Polish Polar Station Hornsund (presentation in English) / Geodesistasjonen i Ny-Ålesund
Adam Nawrot /
Per Erik Opseth
19 Jan 2017 19:00–21:00 Svalbardseminaret (see PDF of full programme)
Tragedien i Svenskhuset /
En rotur i historisk kjølvann
Kjell Kjær og Ulf Aasebø /

Tommy Sjöö Frantzen

17 Jan 2017 19:00–21:00 Svalbardseminaret (see PDF of full programme)
Om hval og hvalforskning på Svalbard
Servering av mat og salg av drikke i UNIS-kantina
Christian Lydersen
12 Jan 2017 10:15–11:00 Trial lecture: “Oil and Gas in the Arctic: Past, Present and Future – Technological challenges with respect to fixed versus floating structures” Renat Yulmetov
12 Jan 2017 13:15 PhD defense: “Observations and Numerical Simulations of Icebergs in Broken Ice” Renat Yulmetov
9 Jan 2017
09:00–11:00
Semester opening
See programme (PDF)

2016:

19 Dec 2016 10:15–11:00 Trial lecture, Arctic Geophysics: “From PMSE to PMWE, related phenomena or not? Our current understanding” Silje Eriksen Holmen
19 Dec 2016 12:30 PhD defense, Arctic Geophysics: “Trends and variability in polar mesopause region temperatures attributed to atmospheric dynamics and solar variability” Silje Eriksen Holmen
14 Dec 2016 10:15–11:00 Trial lecture, Arctic Biology: “What are the forces that form seasonality in the marine organisms?” Eike Stübner
14 Dec 2016 13:15 PhD defense, Arctic Biology: “Seasonality of Meroplankton in Svalbard Waters” Eike Stübner
6 Dec 2016 20:00–22:00 Operafjellulykken Tore Dahlberg and Erik Nygaard
23 Nov 2016
12:15–13:00
Lunch Seminar:
Life on Glaciers
Alexandre Anesio
23 Nov 2016 19:00 Informasjonsmøte: Skred NVE, Sysselmannen, Longyearbyen Lokalstyre
15–17 Nov 2016 Learning Forum
15–16 Nov 2016 Forskning.no seminar
9 Nov 2016
12:15–13:00
Lunch Seminar:
Genome protection in a stressful environment – from sea urchins to fish
Helena Reinardy
28 Sep 2016 PhD Trial lecture:
Feedback loops in the ice sheet-climate interaction and associated time scales
Thomas Gölles
22 Sep 2016
  • Research opportunities at Villum Research Station, Station Nord, Greenland (see PDF of presentation)
  • Air pollutants and climate studies at Villum Research Station
  • Infrastructure and logistics at Villum Research Station (see PDF of presentation)
Henrik Skov

 

Jørgen Skafte

21 Sep 2016 Lunch seminar: Innovation Norway in Svalbard Marit Karlsen Brandal
20 Sep 2016 Guest lecture: Beyond bases: Scaling up conservation in the polar regions Tom Hart
12 Sep 2016 Lunch seminar: The Russian Scientific Center, Barentsburg (see PDF of presentation) Anna Nikulina
9 Sep 2016 Semester opening (see programme in PDF)
8 Sep 2016 Discussion forum: Marine litter around Svalbard (more info in PDF) Jannike Falk-Andersson
5–7 Sep 2016 AECO Tourism Conference
12 Aug 2016 Lunch seminar: Rewilding is the new Pandora’s box in conservation David Nogués-Bravo
30 Jul–9 Aug 2016 Svalbardkurset
4 Jul 2016 09:15-10:00 Trial lecture for open position in Boundary Layer Meteorology: Aspects of modeling the atmospheric boundary layer in polar regions: from turbulent flux measurements to operational weather forecasting Teresa Valkonen
22 Jun 2016 09:15–10:00 Trial lecture for open position in Boundary Layer Meteorology:
“Eddy covariance measurements over the ocean: results from ship- and UAV-based systems, and their potential role in future ACSI research”
Dr. David Tupman
21 Jun 2016 08:45–12:00 EPOS (European Plate Observing System) Norway Seminar
See programme (PDF)
21 Jun 2016 09:15–10:00 Trial lecture for open position in Boundary Layer Meteorology:

“Measuring turbulent fluxes in the atmospheric surface layer: basics of the eddy covariance technique”

Dr. Ivan Mammarella
9–15 Jun 2016 UiT Outreach 2016 Cruise
26 May 14:00–14:45 Brown Bag Lunch Seminar:
Acclimation, adaptation and sensitivity to global change in marine invertebrates
Piero Calosi, Professor, Département de biologie, chimie et géographie, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada
24 May 2016
12:15–13:00
Brown Bag Lunch Seminar:
How to put monetary values on marine and coastal ecosystem services and biodiversity? Valuing environmental damage costs from marine oil spills.
Ståle Navrud, Professor, School of Economics and Business, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
4 May 2016
12:15-13:00
Brown Bag Lunch Seminar:
Svalbard Science Destination – Science tourism starting up
Eivind Trondsen and Håvard Tjora
2 May
10:30–12:30
Campus development plan: Open meeting Statsbygg/Juul Frost Architects
25 Apr  13:15–14:00 Trial lecture: How water flow on top of glaciers impacts their climate sensitivity Carl E. Bøggild
20 Apr  12:15–13:00 Brown Bag Lunch Seminar:
NORMAP (Norwegian Satellite Earth Observation Database for Marine and Polar Research)
Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
20 Apr  13:15–14:00 Trial lecture: The analogue revolution – future direction for Svalbard glacier research? Dr. Thomas Schuler
20 Apr  17:30–21:30 Open day: Kjell Henriksen Observatory and EISCAT LySEF – Longyearbyen Science and Education Forum
19 Apr
12:15-13:00
Brown Bag Lunch Seminar:
The hidden life in the Arctic sea ice: Algae, animals and many challenges
Rolf Gradinger, Professor in Arctic and marine biology, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway
14 Apr
19:00
Seminar: Exploration of the Arctic Ocean (seminar in Norwegian) Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center & The Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research
12 Apr Brown Bag Lunch Seminar:
Oil and gas in Arctic – Challenges and opportunities (Pdf)
Bengt Lie Hansen, NLH Energy Consulting and The High North Center, Nord University
5 Apr
12:15–13:00
Information meeting, University of Stavanger:
Studies and student life in Svalbard
UNIS students/staff
4 Apr
14:15–15:00
Information meeting, University of Agder:
Studies and student life in Svalbard
UNIS students/staff
31 Mar
17:00–18:30
Information meeting, University of Oslo:
Studies and student life in Svalbard
UNIS students/staff
3 Mar
09:00–10:00
Horizon2020 and funding opportunities Janicke Giæver, Norwegian Research Council
18 Feb  12:15–13:00 Brown Bag Lunch Seminar:
Geoscience Atlas of Svalbard – some highlights
Winfried Dallmann, UNIS
8–17 Feb Exhibition:
Longyearbyen as a place and Svalbard as a fluid territory
Oslo School of Architecture and Design & Tromsø Academy of Landscape and Territorial Studies
8–17 Feb Open course:
The Stormy Sun and the Northern Lights
Pål Brekke
17 Feb Lunch seminar:
The Disaster of Franklin: 19th Century Exploration in the 21st Century Arctic
Adriana Craciun, Professor of English, UC Riverside, USA
11 Feb  20:00–22:00 Svalbard Seminar Series (presentations in Norwegian):
1) Snøskredvarsel på Svalbard
2) Reiselivets gjesteundersøkelse 2014–2015
1) NVE/UNIS
2) Visit Svalbard
9 Feb  20:00–22:00 Svalbard Seminar Series (presentation in Norwegian):
Operafjellulykken
Erik Nygaard (former sergeant, The Governor of Svalbard) and Tore Dahlberg, former senior medical consultant, Longyearbyen hospital
5 Feb
16:15–18:00
SH-201 The History of Svalbard:
The development of permanent settlement and the local history of Longyearbyen
Thor Bjørn Arlov, NTNU/UNIS
4 Feb SH-201 The History of Svalbard:
Svalbard in national and international politics: problems of strategy and sovereignty
Thor Bjørn Arlov, NTNU/UNIS
3 Feb SH-201 The History of Svalbard:
The development of governance and environmental protection
Thor Bjørn Arlov, NTNU/UNIS
2 Feb SH-201 The History of Svalbard:
The industrialization of Svalbard: Exploration and mining from Søren Zakariassen to Svea Nord
Thor Bjørn Arlov, NTNU/UNIS
2 Feb Svalbard Seminar Series (presentations in Norwegian):
1) FRAM-2014/15 – en helårs isdrift i det 21. århundre
2) Jordens eldste isbjørn – et geologisk drama (See presentation on SlideShare)
 

1) Yngve Kristoffersen, Professor emeritus, University of Bergen
2) Ólafur Ingólfsson, Professor, UNIS

1 Feb SH-201 The History of Svalbard:
The great (and not so great) polar expeditions from Svalbard
Thor Bjørn Arlov, NTNU/UNIS
29 Jan SH-201 The History of Svalbard:
The scientific exploration of Svalbard and modern polar research
Thor Bjørn Arlov, NTNU/UNIS
28 Jan Svalbard Seminar Series (presentations in Norwegian):
1) Norwegian Young sea ICE cruise (N-ICE2015) (See presentation on SlideShare)
2) Store Norske, Staten og Svalbard (See presentation on SlideShare)
 

1) Harald Steen, Norwegian Polar Institute
2) Thor Bjørn Arlov, NTNU/UNIS

26 Jan Svalbard Seminar Series (presentations in Norwegian):
1) Miljøgifter på Svalbard (See presentation on SlideShare)
2) Plast på Svalbard (See presentation on SlideShare)
1) Solvår Reiten, Adviser, The Governor of Svalbard
2) Geir Wing Gabrielsen, Norwegian Polar Institute
21 Jan Svalbard Seminar Series (presentation in Norwegian):
Sjøfugler på Svalbard (See presentation on SlideShare)
Hallvard Strøm, Norwegian Polar Institute
11 Jan Spring semester opening See programme here

2015:

17 Dec 2015 Lunch Seminar:

1) Warming-induced tree expansion in the Arctic – mycorrhizal effects on N cycling and C sequestration

2) Conservation of EM fungi in boreal forests – the value of retention forestry and Red Lists

 

1) Karina Clemmensen, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

2) Anders Dahlberg, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

16 Dec 2015 Disputation:

“Richness and community structure of High Arctic fungi through space and time explored using high-throughput sequencing”

Sunil Mundra, UNIS/UiO
23 Nov 2015 Lunch Seminar:

Observing aurora with a radio telescope

Derek McKay, PhD student
16 Nov 2015 Lunch Seminar:

Conjugate hemisphere observations of auroral sunstorms

James Weygand, University of California, Los Angeles
6 Nov 2015 Disputation:

“Geological controls on fluid flow and seepage in western Svalbard fjords”

Srikumar Roy, UNIS/UiB
4 Nov 2015 Lunch Seminar:

The mysteries of Research in Svalbard (the RiS database)

Thorbjørn Gilberg, Senior Adviser, Svalbard Science Forum
21 Oct 2015 Lunch Seminar:

Svalbard to the Himalayas – Improving glacial lake outburst flood prediction

Sarah Thompson, Postdoc, UNIS
14 Oct 2015 Lunch Seminar:

Transitioning from coal – an invitation to use Svea as a base for research and academic work (download PDF of presentation)

Aleksander Askeland, Director of Sales & Business Development, Store Norske (SNSK)
13 Oct 2015 Disputation:

“Surge-type glaciers: controls, processes, distribution”

Heïdi Sevestre, UNIS/UiO
7 Oct 2015 Lunch Seminar:

Regional auroral forecasts – Why is it so difficult to predict the aurora?

Noora Partamies, Associate Professor in Middle Atmospheric Physics, UNIS
18–24 Sep 2015 Interdisciplinary Polar Studies in Svalbard (IPSiS) meeting
10 Sep 2015 Lunch Seminar:

Reclamation processes at the largest surface coal mine in USA (North Antelope Rochelle Mine, Wyoming). Reclamation principles, rules, and processes occurring at the mine on a daily basis.

Anna Krzyszowska Waitkus, Environmental consultant, Laramie, Wyoming, USA
27 Aug–1 Sep 2015 2nd Boreal Triassic Conference 2015
27 Aug 2015 Disputation:

“Late Quaternary paleoceanography of the northern continental margin of Svalbard”

Teena Chauhan, UNIS/UiT
9 Jul 2015 Lunch Seminar:

Zoonotic parasites in Arctic wildlife. Is there a lot of parasites in “terrestrial” wildlife (mainly carnivores) in Svalbard? Running research on parasites that could have zoonotic potential in Svalbard.

Eva Myšková, PhD student at Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
2 Jul 2015 Lunch Seminar: 

Polar Ecology Courses under the auspices of the Czech Arctic Research Infrastructure.

Jakub Ondruch, PhD candidate, Department of Geography at Masaryk University, Czech Republic
24 Jun 2015 Lunch Seminar:

The history of the Institute of Marine Research/
Aquaculture in Norway

Erlend Moksness/Ole Torrissen

Institute of Marine Research, Norway

20 May 2015 Lunch Seminar:

Effects of terrain movements in ice-rich permafrost landscape

Jaroslav Obu, PhD Candidate, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany
15 May 2015 Lunch Seminar:

Does Atlantic mackerel visit Svalbard for pleasure or out of need?

Leif Nøttestad, Institute of Marine Research, Norway
13 May 2015 Lunch Seminar:

Develop your research career with a Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowship

Thorbjørn Gilberg, Senior adviser at Svalbard Science Forum and former national contact point for Marie Curie Actions
20 Apr 2015 Lunch Seminar:

Avalanche Forecasting

Greg Johnson, Avalanche Safety Consultant and snowboard guide, Canada
23 Mar 2015 Lunch Seminar:

National Parks: The International Perspective

Bill Youngs, Professor of History, Eastern Washington University
11 Mar 2015 Lunch Seminar:

Unconventional Proteomics. The use of proteomic methods in biological and environmental research.

Radovan Hynek, Ass. Prof., Dep. of Biochemistry/ Microbiology, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic
11 Feb 2015 Lunch Seminar:

Nutrition in plankton ecology in coastal Norwegian waters – a brief review

Yngvar Olsen, Professor in marine biology, NTNU
4 Feb 2015 Lunch Seminar:

Sea Ice Meiofauna and the Benthic Connection

Kyle Dilliplaine, University of Alaska Fairbanks
30 Jan 2015 Lunch Seminar:

Assessing mining impacts from dust and black carbon on Arctic snow in Svalbard

Alia Khan, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Boulder, Colorado, USA