4. May 2023
In this episode we are joined by Holt Hancock, Siiri Wickström and Stig Andreas Johannessen from the Arctic Safety Centre.
28. March 2023
In this episode we talk to doctor Gijsbert Breedveld about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS as it's also called.
6. March 2023
A new episode of The ColdCast is out! We are going deep into the ocean, into the bottom sediments, where Arunima is doing benthos research as a part of the Nansen Legacy project.
17. February 2023
Local experts and organisations have developed a new avalance monitor system to mitigate a growing danger.
8. February 2023
A new episode of The ColdCast is out! Join our chat with Pernille B. Eidesen about FieldPass, a project testing alternative assessment methods for practical skills.
13. January 2023
A new episode of The ColdCast is out! Join our chat with Heidi Sevestre about the importance of communicating the science.
14. December 2022
UNIS is launching the northernmost podcast in the world, The ColdCast. Get familiar with the science and research that goes on in the Arctic.
20. November 2022
Around the summer solstice of 2022, a small group of twenty young researchers met in Svalbard, a small island lost between Norway and the North Pole. The Norwegian Academy of Polar Research wanted to bring us together around the theme of “The Global Arctic” to “identify and discuss points of connection within and between the natural, social and human sciences“.
3. November 2022
Norway is bit more acquainted with its own backyard as a result of the first leg of the very first GoNorth polar expedition. Seismic surveys were carried out in areas we knew very little about until now. Data was acquired in a range of topics, from life in the Arctic Ocean to pollution from afar, via the sea ice of the past – and of the present. The data will be analysed by scientists for many years to come.
17. October 2022
On October 14, Marius Jonassen and Hanne H. Christiansen from UNIS became the second recipients of the Frederik Paulsen Arctic Academic Action Award (FP Award). The award is both a high-level recognition and a 100,000-euro grant given to a project that transforms knowledge into action to help address the impacts of climate change in the Arctic.
7. July 2022
NTNU researchers from AMOS, the Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems, with help from UNIS students, used small satellites and subsea robots — and everything in between — to study marine life in Svalbard’s Kongsfjorden in a first-ever experiment in May.
20. June 2022
A cooperation between the tourist vessel MS Bard and UNIS gives students a unique opportunity to practice their science communication skills. For the guests onboard it is a fantastic way to learn more about the research in the pristine location they visit during their holiday.
9. June 2022
On World’s Ocean Day 8 June, UNIS’ new research boat, Hanna Resvoll, was baptized in Longyearbyen. The boat is named after the first female researcher on Svalbard, Hanna Resvoll-Holmsen, Norway’s first environmentalist.
6. May 2022
Why does Earth support life, while Venus and Mars – and for all we know, any other planet in the universe – do not?
15. March 2022
15. November 2021
4. November 2021
28. October 2021
21. October 2021
8. October 2021
8. September 2021
31. August 2021
27. August 2021
25. August 2021
17. June 2021
Arunima Sen is a postdoc in the Benthic Ecology group at Nord University and soon-to-be associate professor at UNIS. She has two primary research agendas : sub-Arctic fjord ecology, and carbon and nutrient cycling in the high Arctic. She is also a part of the Nansen Legacy research project, and this blog is from a cruise in spring 2021.
27. May 2021
3. May 2021
29. March 2021
29. June 2017