Research

Jul
09

Flower love in Bjørndalen

9 July 2020

What are those weird things in Bjørndalen?
The Arctic Biology Department at UNIS has co-located many research and education projects in Bjørndalen with the aim of building a “field laboratory”.

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Jul
07

2020 – A good sea ice year in Svalbard?

7 July 2020

It has been hot, very hot, in the fjords of Svalbard since 2006. But over the past year we have seen a cooling down. More cold and fresh Arctic water has followed the coastal flow along the west coast and inflow of warm Atlantic water has slowed down, as low autumn and winter temperatures have cooled the fjords so that sea ice has formed again.

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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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May
14

Changing low pressure tracks in the high Arctic in winter

14 May 2020

Siiri Wickström has studied the regional changes in the atmospheric flow pattern in the high latitude North Atlantic and their impacts locally over Svalbard. The ongoing climate change is amplified at the high latitudes and Svalbard is a hotspot of warming, especially in the winters, Wickström concludes in her PhD thesis, which she will defend digitally on 19 May 2020.

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The University Centre in Svalbard
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
Org. no. 985 204 454

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