Disputations

Jun
06

Geophysical investigations of Svalbard reservoirs

6 June 2011

PhD candidate Karoline Bælum has investigated subsurface reservoirs in certain areas of Spitsbergen, producing new knowledge about structures that one day can become important reservoirs for CO2 storage. Bælum will defend her PhD thesis on 10 June at UNIS.

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Apr
28

New knowledge about life in the sea ice

28 April 2011

PhD candidate Henrik Nygård has studied the ecological traits and adaptations of benthic amphipods in the High Arctic. His findings also provide unprecedented insights into the life and ecology of related species living in ice infested waters. Nygård will defend his PhD thesis at UNIS on 2 May 2011.

 

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Dec
08

Sea ice action on coastal infrastructures

8 December 2010

PhD candidate Fabrice Caline built a 50 meter long breakwater in Svea to study the action of sea ice on coastal infrastructures.

Caline will defend his PhD thesis on December 10 at UNIS.

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Feb
23

Weather and climate 90 km above Svalbard

23 February 2010

Observations of airglow and meteors above Svalbard reveal important information about the weather- and climate changes in the upper part of the atmosphere, according to Margit Dyrland’s PhD research. Dyrland will defend her thesis at UNIS on Thursday February 25.

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Dec
11

Dissertation on the Paulabreen glacier surge

11 December 2009

Lene Kristensen’s PhD work has been on the surging glacier Paulabreen in inner Van Mijen fjorden. Kristensen captured the progress of the surge on camera, and it is the first time image documentation of an ongoing glacier surge has been recorded. She will defend her PhD thesis on 14 December at UNIS.

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Sep
04

Coal formation on Svalbard 60 million years ago

4 September 2008

In a new PhD thesis Charlotta J. Lüthje investigates how the coal layers in Svalbard were formed some 60 million years ago. Her results shed new light on the formation process. Lüthje will defend her thesis on Monday 8 September at UNIS.

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Feb
05

Dissertation on zooplankton in Svalbard

5 February 2008

Research done by PhD candidate Malin Daase indicate that a warmer Arctic ocean will result in changes in the zooplankton populations, which will affect fish, bird and mammals that prey on these populations. Daase will defend her PhD thesis on 6 February 2008 at UNIS.

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Jan
14

The fate of oil spills in the Arctic

14 January 2008

In a PhD thesis by Liv-Guri Faksness new information about what happens with oil spills in an Arctic environment is revealed. Her experiments show that the air temperature in the period before the oil spill is important for the leakage degree of water soluble oil components in the ice. Faksness will defend her thesis on 19 January 2008 at UNIS.

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Oct
05

PhD defense on First-year sea ice

5 October 2007

Civil engineer Svetlana Shafrova will defend her PhD thesis ”First-year sea ice features: Investigation of ice field strength heterogeneity and modeling of ice rubble behaviour” at UNIS on Friday, 12 October 2007.

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