25 August 2017
Snow crab has been found in Raudfjorden in northern Spitsbergen for the first time. The speed of which it spreads indicates that it soon will be found along the western coast of Svalbard. Does this mean that a new source of income is literally crabbing in to Longyearbyen?
21 July 2017
What effect will a warming climate have on plants in Svalbard? What about the increase of pink-footed goose population due to recent climate changes? Will a heated and more grazed Arctic mean more carbon emission or the opposite? UNIS PhD candidate Matteo Petit Bon aims at finding out.
29 June 2017
The Research Council of Norway has singled the out the Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System – Infrastructure development of the Norwegian node (SIOS-InfraNor) project for funding.
9 June 2017
Chris Borstad, Mads Forchhammer and Tove M. Gabrielsen from UNIS was awarded The Joanna Renc-Roe Award – for pushing the boundaries of SoTL at the 2nd EuroSoTL conference, 8-9 June 2017, in Lund, Sweden.
7 June 2017
Lis Allaart is this year’s winner of geoforskning.no dissemination competition with her contribution as “glacier detective”. The winning contribution, “What happened to the glacier?”, is based on the master’s thesis she completed at UNIS in 2016.
6 June 2017
Much of Svalbard is an arctic desert, but this land has also green spots. The plants are crucially important for the successful functioning of the entire land-based system. Without them, there would be no reindeer, no ptarmigan, no geese. In our research, we focus on these green “cornerstones” and factors that could alter their resilience and function.