Projects

Jun
26

Pile test campaign to monitor thawing permafrost

26 June 2020

Frozen marine deposits which are widely distributed in the fjord-valleys in Svalbard are particularly vulnerable to thawing under present and future climate conditions. This spring several piles were set up on the plain east of UNIS. These will contribute to more knowledge about permafrost thawing in Svalbard.

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Jun
16

Fieldwork in the time of corona

16 June 2020

Since the gradual reopening of UNIS, we have managed to carry out fieldwork for important research projects and projects that have time series measurements that are essential to maintain.

 

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Jun
08

World Oceans Day: The Nansen Legacy

8 June 2020

June 8 is World Oceans Day and in commemoration of this we focus on the Nansen Legacy project and UNIS activities within the project in 2019.

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Jun
05

World Environment Day

5 June 2020

Happy World Environment Day! UNIS/UiO/NCCS PhD candidate Peter Betlem is exploring Svalbard for carbon capture, utilization, and storage potential.

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May
27

UNIS Annual Report 2019

27 May 2020

In 2019, 743 students spent shorter or longer periods at UNIS, including both course students and guest master’s students. 50% of the students came from programmes of study at Norwegian universities, the rest from international universities.

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May
22

Biodiversity Day in Svalbard

22 May 2020

Today is the International Day for Biological Diversity or World Biodiversity Day. We mark this important day by having a couple of our scientists present the work they do within marine biodiversity in Svalbard, whether in the sea ice on the east coast or in Isfjorden outside Longyearbyen.

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Apr
24

Can cruise tourists become citizen scientists?

24 April 2020

The project CRUISE#SCIENCE developed citizen science methods for research dissemination and active learning on board circumnavigating expedition ships in Svalbard. The results of the project, headed by the Department of Arctic Biology at UNIS, show that this kind of citizen involvement has added value for both UNIS and the cruise operator.

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Mar
03

GoNorth is a “go”

3 March 2020

The GoNorth project, where UNIS is one of the partners, has received NOK 3 million from the Norwegian government to acquire more knowledge about the marine areas north of Svalbard.

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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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Telephone: +47 79 02 33 00
Fax: +47 79 02 33 01
E-mail: post@unis.no / webmaster@unis.no
Address: P.O. Box 156 N-9171 Longyearbyen
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