Cold, but not cold enough!

21 March 2019 This Svalbard winter has been cold, but still the mean air temperature in January and February has been above normal. March has started off cold and is so far below the monthly standard, but Adventfjorden is still without sea ice. So what is the sea temperature now?

Autumn courses 2019 open for application

18 March 2019 Apply now for UNIS autumn semester courses! The application deadline is 15 April 2019.

Algae – the foundation of life

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.

Svalbard at the centre of a giant rocket project

22 February 2019 UNIS and UiO want to find answers to a number of questions related to the energy transport through the polar atmosphere. In a giant research project, the “Grand Challenge Initiative – Cusp” (GCI-Cusp) with twelve rocket launches, researchers aim to solve some of the puzzles.

Better avalanche warnings in and around Longyearbyen

12 February 2019 UNIS, in collaboration with Telenor Svalbard, has launched a pilot project to improve avalanche warnings in and around Longyearbyen.  

New climate report: Svalbard could become 10°C warmer

5 Februray 2019 In a new climate report released at UNIS last night, scientists predict that Svalbard, in a worst case scenario, could be become 10°C warmer by year 2100.

Summer/autumn courses 2019 open for application

25 January 2019 Apply now for our summer semester courses! The application deadline is 15 February 2019.  

Drivers of the marine CO2 system in the High Arctic – from the deep basins to the shallow fjords

24 January 2019 UNIS PhD candidate Ylva Ericson has studied the the marine CO2 system and its associated drivers in different areas of the High Arctic. Ericson will defend her doctoral thesis on 20 February at the University Centre in Svalbard, UNIS.

Funding for new high-arctic, interdisciplinary field laboratory

15 January 2019 UNIS associate professor in Arctic biology Pernille B. Eidesen has gotten funding of NOK 1.35 million from the Olav Thon Foundation to develop a high-arctic, interdisciplinary field laboratory for research and teaching.

Jan Christensen’s Endowment 2019

11 January 2019 Jan Christensen's endowment has a number of scholarships available to Norwegian students and researchers at UNIS.
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