15 May 2015
A new NASA study finds the last remaining section of Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf, which partially collapsed in 2002, is quickly weakening and is likely to disintegrate completely before the end of the decade. UNIS associate professor Chris Borstad is part of the scientific team behind the study.
7 October 2014
This autumn, six moorings were placed around Svalbard to measure ocean bottom pressures at the sea floor. The measurement will give us the weight of the water column above the sea floor and we can calculate ocean currents between the moorings.
2 October 2014
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 is part of a Swedish-Russian-US collaborative research program to study the linkages between Climate, Cryosphere and Carbon cycle.
6 June 2014
Norway’s first ever international SuperDARN workshop was arranged in late May. Almost 50 scientists from 11 countries met in Longyearbyen to discuss upper atmospheric and auroral research, facilitating research collaboration on a global scale.
4 January 2013
Seawater temperature measured from December 2011 to December 2012 shows that warm water still dominates Svalbard fjords. This is of vital importance for the sea ice cover this winter. Measurements done continuously in Adventfjorden and Billefjorden monitor the development in the water column and the hitherto unknown biological activity in the Polar night.