News 2016

Jun
28

Reindeer count in Adventdalen

28 June 2016

The department of Arctic biology at UNIS has for an extended number of years done research and education on the vegetation in Adventdalen and the species eating it  geese as well as reindeer. This year’s total count of reindeer in Adventdalen has just finished.

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Jun
24

Outreach Cruise 2016

24 June 2016

From 9 until 15 June, the annual Outreach Cruise took place on board R/V Helmer Hanssen in the waters surrounding Spitsbergen. Business executives, politicians, researchers, and representatives from public management took part in the cruise to witness the changing Arctic and to learn about the research activity taking place in the archipelago and surrounding sea areas.

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Jun
23

Seabird breeding timing at high latitudes

23 June 2016

Imagine an Arctic bird cliff in summer, teeming with fledging chicks and predators waiting below. Now fast-forward to a short time later and picture a quiet breeding cliff dusted in snow. What evolutionary adaptations and constraints shape when birds breed in seasonal environments? And when conditions change, will birds breed at the “right” time?

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Jun
03

Summer and autumn courses with extended application possibility

3 June 2016

Some courses in Arctic biology, geology, geophysics, and technology have an extended application possibility – Apply today!

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May
23

UNIS Annual Report 2015

23 May 2016

In 2015, a total of 690 students from 44 countries took courses at UNIS, which represents an increase of 91 students compared to 2014.  A total of guest 58 Master’s students worked on UNIS-related Master’s theses during the year.

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May
10

Harald Ellingsen appointed new UNIS director

10 May 2016

The Board of the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) has appointed Harald Ellingsen as the new UNIS director. Ellingsen will join UNIS on 1 October 2016.

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Apr
19

Accidental shot at UNIS

19 April 2016

An accidental shot was fired in the logistics area inside UNIS Sunday evening at around 23:00 h. Nobody was injured. The accident happened while emptying a rifle of ammunition.

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Mar
31

Freezing plants to predict the fate of the Arctic

31 March 2016

Global warming means much warmer winters in the Arctic, with more rain and icing. Researchers are working to understand what that will do to plants that have evolved to overwinter under a thick blanket of snow.

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Mar
22

Any hope for sea ice this winter?

22 March 2016

If you are longing for sea ice, the development so far is indeed depressing. This winter is unusually warm in Svalbard and we may face the largest failure in sea ice formation in West-Spitsbergen ever, according to scientists from UNIS and the Murmansk Marine Biological Institute.

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