9 December 2008
The Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIAEOS) project has been accepted as part of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructure (ESFRI) updated Roadmap. SIAEOS has an investment budget of 400 million NOK and an annual operational budget of 70 million NOK.
27 November 2008
Adjunct Professor Jøran Moen is about to send up 10 million NOK into the atmosphere. The rocket’s name is ICI-2 and its mission is to uncover more of the secrets of the Aurora Borealis. Why? Because the aurora can cause electronic communication systems to be wiped out.
31 October 2008
Until now scientists have believed that the marine life in the Polar Ocean is hibernating through the long, Arctic night. Recent research shows evidence to the contrary. – This knowledge may even impact our understanding of the exchange of climate gasses between the ocean and the atmosphere, says UNIS Professor Jørgen Berge.
30 September 2008
UNIS scientists have examined the marine ecosystems of the Svalbard fjords and found several exiting results which can be directly linked to the climate changes in the Arctic.
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.
20 August 2008
UNIS associate professor Pernille Bronken Eidesen has been awarded His Majesty the King’s Gold Medal for her PhD thesis on Arctic-Alpine plants, which she defended at the University of Oslo (UiO) last December. Eidesen will receive the honors on September 2, 2008.