24 February 2021
PhD candidate Thomas Birchall has studied the pore pressure the subsoil in the northern parts of the Norwegian Barents Shelf, including the Svalbard archipelago. Birchall will defend his PhD thesis on 2 March 2021.
22 February 2021
In a new study in Nature Communications by Zhang et al. , the first observations of a space hurricane over the Earth’s polar ionosphere is shown. Two of the co-authors are UNIS director Jøran Moen and professor Kjellmar Oksavik at UNIS and the Birkeland Centre for Space Science in Bergen.
15 February 2021
After almost a week on the Nansen Legacy winter process cruise, we now sail into the sea ice and stay there until we go south to Tromsø towards the end of February. A couple of days ago we saw the sun just above the horizon, and for us living in Longyearbyen it was a great moment of joy, having been four months without the sun!
9 February 2021
On 9 February, R/V Kronprins Haakon departs on a winter process cruise to the Barents Sea to track and measure important processes taking place in the ocean during wintertime. This cruise is led by UNIS professor Frank Nilsen and part of the Nansen Legacy project - Norway's biggest research project to date.
2 February 2021
A team of researchers studying our footprint in the Arctic has taken samples of marine animals and wastewater linked to tourism. Their findings have revealed surprising levels of pharmaceutical drugs.
18 January 2021
PhD candidate Katie Herlingshaw has studied high velocity flow channels in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. In her thesis, a global network of radars is used together with optical measurements to investigate the properties of fast flow channels in Earth’s polar cap regions. Katie will defend her PhD thesis entitled ‘Characterising Mesoscale Fast Flow Channels in the Polar Cap Ionosphere’ on 22 January 2021 at 13:00.