Hanne Hvidtfeldt Christiansen

Professor, Physical geography, UArctic Chair in Permafrost

Research projects:

My main research topic is periglacial geomorphology with focus on permafrost and its climatic controls.

SIOS InfraNOR: ‘Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System – Infrastructure development of the Norwegian node’

Leading the UNIS strategic project  ‘Developing a permafrost and meteorological climate change response system to build resilience in Arctic communities’- PermaMeteoCommunity

Leading the INTPART project ‘Landscape & infrastucture dynamics of frozen environments undergoing climate change in Canada, Norway and Svalbard’ – FROZEN CANOES

Leading the Svalbard Strategic Grant: Using SVALGREEN for research and higher education – interdisciplinary cooperation in a Pan-Arctic perspective combining SIOS and GIOS (SVALGREEN)



AG-330 Permafrost and Periglacial Environments (10 ECTS)

AG-830 Permafrost and Periglacial Environments (10 ECTS)

Project involvements

News mentions


State of the Climate in 2022: The Arctic

Hanne Hvidtfeldt Christiansen

Permafrost saline water and Early to mid-Holocene permafrost aggradation in Svalbard

Hanne Hvidtfeldt Christiansen