News 2019

Dec
17

We measure the temperature of Isfjorden

17 December 2019

We have been out again to take measurements in Isfjorden, this time with our good colleagues from the Murmansk Marine Biological Institute (MMBI).

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Dec
13

Solar proton impact in the middle atmosphere

13 December 2019

PhD candidate Erkka Heino has studied the spatial impact of solar proton events in the Earth’s atmosphere. His research shows that current proton forcing in climate models significantly overestimates the impact area of solar proton events. Heino will defend his thesis on Wednesday 18 December at UNIS.

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Dec
12

UNIS partner in new Centre of Excellence in Education

12 December 2019

iEarth becomes one of the Norwegian Centre of Excellence in Education. This is the second Centre of Excellence in Education where UNIS is partner.

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Dec
11

Jøran Moen appointed new director of UNIS

11 December 2019

The Board of the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) has appointed Jøran Moen as new director of UNIS. Moen will join the UNIS team in March 2020.

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Nov
29

Funding for extra positions within renewable energy

29 November 2019

The Ministry of Education and Research has allocated funds for two new PhD positions within renewable energy at UNIS. – This allows us to build up a new scientific field in the Arctic Technology department, says UNIS director Harald Ellingsen.

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Nov
14

Fate of copepods in a warming Arctic dependent on the algae season

14 November 2019

The duration of the productive season is crucial for the Arctic copepod Calanus glacialis to have higher success than its Atlantic sibling C. finmarchicus in a changing Arctic, concludes PhD candidate Maja Hatlebakk in her doctoral thesis. Hatlebakk will defend her thesis on Wednesday 20 November at UNIS.

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Nov
11

Marine drones on Svalbard

11 November 2019

Mini-research ship lands safely in Longyearbyen after two month drift west of Svalbard.

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Oct
23

Heavy rainfall events in Svalbard

23 October 2019

In a master’s thesis recently completed at the University of Oslo and the University Center in Svalbard (UNIS), Ola Aashamar has studied how well strong precipitation events at Svalbard are represented in the weather model AROME-Arctic.

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Oct
08

Atlantification of the marine ecosystem in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard

8 October 2019

Climate warming is rapidly altering the physical marine environment in fjords on the west coast of Svalbard towards a more temperate state. Reductions in sea ice cover and increased ocean temperatures are evident, resulting in changes of ice-associated and pelagic ecosystems.

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