Research

Apr
15

Gas hydrates in Svalbard

15 April 2019

The cold of Norway’s High Arctic may just be cold enough to push natural gas into a different phase; one where natural gas combines with a cage of water molecules to form a hydrate structure.

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Mar
22

Cold, but not cold enough!

22 March 2019

The frost smoke has been hovering above Adventfjorden the past few weeks, but still the fjord is without an ice cover. So what is the sea temperature now?

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Mar
15

Algae – the foundation of life

15 March 2019

Due to all the ongoing and predicted climate changes it is obvious that primary productivity in the Arctic is going to change – but still, there is very little reliable information available on the subject. PhD candidate Ane Cecilie Kvernvik has studied single-celled sea ice algae in Svalbard.

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Feb
22

Svalbard at the centre of a giant rocket project

22 February 2019

UNIS and UiO want to find answers to a number of questions related to the energy transport through the polar atmosphere. In a giant research project, the “Grand Challenge Initiative – Cusp” (GCI-Cusp) with twelve rocket launches, researchers aim to solve some of the puzzles.

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Feb
05

New climate report: Svalbard could become 10°C warmer

5 Februray 2019

In a new climate report released at UNIS last night, scientists predict that Svalbard, in a worst case scenario, could be become 10°C warmer by year 2100.

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Jan
24

Drivers of the marine CO2 system in the High Arctic – from the deep basins to the shallow fjords

24 January 2019

UNIS PhD candidate Ylva Ericson has studied the the marine CO2 system and its associated drivers in different areas of the High Arctic. Ericson will defend her doctoral thesis on 20 February at the University Centre in Svalbard, UNIS.

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Jan
15

Funding for new high-arctic, interdisciplinary field laboratory

15 January 2019

UNIS associate professor in Arctic biology Pernille B. Eidesen has gotten funding of NOK 1.35 million from the Olav Thon Foundation to develop a high-arctic, interdisciplinary field laboratory for research and teaching.

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Jan
03

2018 in snapshots

3 January 2019

Here are some snapshots of the UNIS year 2018. We hope you enjoy them and wish you all a very happy 2019!

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Dec
03

Dialogue Café: Communication between science and Longyearbyen local community

3 December 2018

On Thursday 6 December we invite the public to an open dialogue café where scientists and local actors discuss societal challenges and possibilities in the ongoing climate change. The dialogue café will take place in “Møysalen” at UNIS 15:30–18:00.

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