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.
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.
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”.
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.
25 April 2019
A new study reveals that the Svalbard reindeer turn to alternative food sources in tough winters, when the tundra get glazed over by ice. New research shows that the reindeer find alternative food along the shoreline, in form of kelp and seaweed.
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.