Research

Nov
29

Funding for extra positions within renewable energy

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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Sep
06

About cod, the climate, polar cod and benthic animals

6 September 2019

In July 1873 some nets were put out by whalers in Raudfjorden in Svalbard, to obtain food. They had expected to catch Arctic char, but ended up filling the nets with cod.

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Aug
28

Buildings are sinking more than expected

28 August 2019

Researchers began measuring how much buildings in Svalbard are moving two years ago. Already they are seeing surprising results. We’re sinking.

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Apr
29

Funding for cross-disciplinary project in student active learning

29 April 2019

Last week, UNIS and BioCEED was granted funding of 4.7 million NOK to the project “Development, testing and evaluation of tools and assessment forms to enhance constructive alignment in field teaching”.

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Apr
26

Drones help reveal the secrets of glacier crevasses

26 April 2019

Many of the glaciers in Svalbard are heavily crevassed. A multidisciplinary research group is now using drones to create high-resolution maps of glacier surfaces to study how crevasses influence the rate of heat exchange with the atmosphere.

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