The Department of Arctic Biology at UNIS is the only European High Arctic situated biology department realizing undergraduate education, graduate research experience and Arctic research on a regular basis.
The biological research at UNIS covers three interacting main topics: Climate change biology, Seasonal ecology, and Spatio-temporal dynamics of species and systems.
The research at the UNIS Arctic geophysical department spans over a vertical range from the depths of the ocean through snow and ice covered land, and the entire atmospheric column to the solar winds in outer space.
The emphasis is on geophysical phenomena in Polar regions with implications for global currents in the ocean and atmosphere, and radiative processes in the atmosphere and on the ground. These issues are all pertinent in connection with environmental and climatic change questions.
The Arctic Technology Department conducts research within two fields:
Arctic Engineering concentrates on engineering problems to be tackled when settling in the Arctic environment: frozen ground that may be subject to landslides and avalanches, Arctic offshore oil and gas exploitation and potable water supply.
Arctic Environmental Technology and Chemistry concentrates on current and potential pollution problems, environmental impacts and feasible remediation techniques in Arctic areas.
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