18 December 2014
A research group from UNIS and NTNU in cooperation with Russian researchers have been granted funds to investigate drift ice, icebergs and sea ice actions on offshore installations.
20 November 2014
In January 2012, the weather in Svalbard was hit by a weather event than only happens once every 500 years. The extreme weather caused problems both for the wildlife and the society, but it also sparked an interdisciplinary cooperation that has resulted in a scientific article published today.
17 November 2014
Without copepods the entire Arctic marine ecosystem would probably collapse. They hold a key position in the food web as a link between phytoplankton and larger animals in the Arctic. In a new PhD thesis by Daniel Vogedes unknown life history aspects of three copepod species are revealed. Vogedes will defend his thesis at UNIS on Wednesday 19 November 2014.
5 November 2014
Once upon a time a dinosaur wandered along the beach in Kvalvågen, on the eastern side of Spitsbergen. Some 125 million years later scientists from Oslo, Alaska and UNIS mapped these footprints – the northernmost dinosaur tracks discovered in the world to date.