Projects

Nov
08

UNIS part of new centre for excellence in education: bioCEED

8 November 2013

Today it was announced that bioCEED – Centre for excellence in biology education, is one of three centres getting funding from the Research Council of Norway. The centre is led by the department of biology at the University of Bergen, in collaboration with the department of Arctic Biology at UNIS, department of Education (UiB) and the Institute of Marine Research.

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May
30

UNIS partner in new Arctic petroleum centre

30 May 2013

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy announced yesterday the establishment of the new Research Centre for Arctic Petroleum Exploration (ARCEx). UNIS is partner in ARCEx which will acquire new knowledge about the petroleum resources in the Arctic and environmentally-friendly exploration techniques.

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May
10

UNIS CO2 Lab: Large reservoir identified

10 May 2013

After several water injection tests at the lab site in Adventdalen, the scientists in the UNIS CO2 Lab have concluded that there is a substantial reservoir in the bedrock for CO2 deposit. Now the research company wants to inject CO2 into the reservoir to test it further.

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Nov
12

UNIS partner in a new Norwegian Centre of Excellence (SFF)

12 November 2012

UNIS is partner in a new Norwegian Center of Excellence (SFF centres) led by the Birkeland Center for Space Science in Bergen. The centre will receive NOK 16 million per year for up to ten years. – This is a testimony to the excellent work done by our space physics research group, says UNIS director Ole Arve Misund.

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Sep
14

Gas flow at the CO2 Lab site

14 September 2012

Recently there has been substantial gas flow from two of the wells drilled at the CO2 Lab well park in Adventdalen. This creates challenges for the operation on the well site and the scientists are looking at several solutions.

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Jan
09

More millions for zooplankton research

9 January 2012

Another zooplankton research project has received millions in funding from the Research Council of Norway. The three-year project CLEOPATRA II will study the copepod Calanus glacialis, a key Arctic grazer in the seasonal ice covered seas.

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Dec
17

Millions to study the zooplankton

17 December 2011

The Arctic marine biology group at UNIS has gotten over 12 million NOK from the Research Council of Norway to investigate the vertical migration rhythms of Arctic zooplankton during the Polar Night.  – This is genuinely a new and innovative project that will give us important new knowledge about processes that have hitherto been poorly understood, says Professor Jørgen Berge at UNIS.

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Jun
08

The most important animal in the Arctic

8 June 2011

Zooplankton is the main fare for Arctic cod, marine birds and bowhead whales. The delicate balance of the food chain depends heavily on the copepod Calanus glacialis, the most important animal in the Arctic. UNIS scientists have made new discoveries about the relationship between sunlight and plankton, and about the critical role that sea ice plays for these tiny animals.

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Dec
17

UNIS part of new center for research-based innovation

17 December 2010

The Research Council of Norway has awarded 10 million NOK annually over the next eight years to a new center for research-based innovation which is headed by NTNU and where UNIS is a vital partner. – This center will make UNIS a stronger scientific node in an area that is vital for the future business development in the Barents Sea, says UNIS director Gunnar Sand.

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