19 June 2013
MSc student Wesley R. Farnsworth has studied snow distribution around central Spitsbergen, improving the understanding of snow stability and potential snow avalanche trigger locations and how snow distribution influences ground temperatures and periglacial landform dynamics around Longyearbyen.
13 May 2013
MSc student Evangeline Sessford has studied coastal erosion in Spitsbergen, and one of the study sites was Fredheim in Tempelfjorden. Various mitigation techniques for the cultural heritage at Fredheim have been reviewed resulting in suggestions to protect the coast rather than move the buildings or let nature run its course.
26 November 2010
The students attending the UNIS course “Polar Magnetospheric Substorms” hit jackpot during their fieldwork the other week. The Aurora Borealis put on a spectacular sky show for the students, who are at UNIS to learn more about the northern lights.
12 October 2009
Chris Ware was interested in determining the risk of plant introduction into Svalbard, as a consequence of an increase in the visitation rate to the archipelago. The results show that foreign species indeed can be introduced by something as innocent as our footwear.
10 June 2009
For the first time the local climate impact of black carbon concentrations around Svalbard settlements has been investigated. Borgar Aamaas’ master thesis concludes that black carbon pollution by local sources increases snow melt in Longyearbyen and Svea. Aamaas will defend his master thesis June 15.
7 July 2008
UNIS master student Ragnhild Lundmark Daae has investigated the internal Kelvin waves in Kongsfjorden. The data shows that the topography of the fjord modifies the internal Kelvin waves, something which has not been studied in connection with Kelvin waves in Kongsfjorden before.