In early August, the JOIDES Resolution (JR) scientific drilling vessel headed out for a 61-day expedition as part of the International Ocean Discovery Program. Expedition 396 targets the mid-Norwegian volcanic margin, some 350 kilometres west of the Norwegian shore.
3 September 2021
PhD candidate Holt Hancock has investigated snow avalanche processes across a range of spatial and temporal scales in Svalbard and placed the results in the context of improved hazard management. Hancock will defend his PhD thesis on 10 September 2021.
27 August 2021
Unicellular, microscopically small algae that are invisible without a microscope form the basis of the entire marine ecosystem. The reason for this is that they are the only organisms that can use solar energy to form biomass through photosynthesis.
25 August 2021
The Arctic Ocean is changing due to climate change, warming, freshening, melting of ice and decreasing ice extent and thickness as well as expansion of Atlantic marine organisms northwards into the Arctic Ocean.
24 August 2021
Generally, people speak in negative terms when it comes to decreases in extent and thickness of the fjord ice in Svalbard. However, for the biodiversity and productivity at the shoreline, it can be very positive.
19 August 2021
Sea ice. A characteristic feature of the Polar Regions. What do you picture when you think of sea ice? An extensive vastness of white, a few cute seals soaking up vitamin D, polar bears on the prowl? Would you believe that underneath their flippers and paws, is an ecosystem humming with life?