The Arctic Geology Department research is focused on the geological evolution of Svalbard and the Barents Shelf
Evolution as recorded in its spectacular geological sequences spanning from the Precambrian to the Cenozoic, and overlain by Quaternary glacial and interglacial deposits.
Easily accessible outcrops make it possible to research the interplay of continental drift with tectonic, glacial, periglacial, coastal, fluvial and marine sedimentary processes. The close proximity of active glacial, periglacial, marine and terrestrial environments also provides an exciting field laboratory on our doorstep.
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Current Geology projects
Svalbox is all about Svalbard geology. Svalbox aims to compile and acquire key data sets and publications to provide an interactive 3D geoscientific database of Svalbard.
The Svalcoast webpage is a dynamic hub/gateway for maps, data and research results related to coastal processes, sediments and landforms on Svalbard.
Adapting to the rapidly changing Arctic: Implications of hydrodynamic processes on the coastal-marine environments in Svalbard.
The goal of Multi-purpose Autonomous Surface Vessels for Polar marine research-project (MASP) is to develop uncrewed surface platforms for acquisition of oceanographic, bathymetric and other types of data in remote and challenging Polar marine environments.
An interdisciplinary project focusing on developing resilience in Arctic communities by providing a climate change response system. This system will assist decision-making by providing real-time key geo-scientific observations affected by the increasing climatic changes, especially the high Arctic environment.