UNIS year 2014 in snapshots

UNIS year 2014 in snapshots

While we wait for the start of the spring semester, we take a look back at moments from the UNIS year 2014.

5 January 2015

Here are some snapshots from courses, fieldwork and important happenings in the past year. We hope you enjoy it and we look forward to many fine moments in 2015 too!

Student Vincent Carrier deploys a ROV in the Ny-Ålesund

January: The first UNIS course in 2014 was Underwater robotics and Polar night biology (AB-334/834). Here student Vincent Carrier deploys a ROV in the Ny-Ålesund. Photo: Jan Sivert Hauglid/UNIS

Students on fieldwork in Coles Bay

February: AB-204 students had fieldwork in Coles Bay, halfway between Longyearbyen and Barentsburg. Photo: Larissa Beumer/UNIS

Students visits the Svea coal mine

March: AG-209 students visited the Svea coal mine to investigate the coal deposits. Photo: Aleksandra Smyrak-Sikora/UNIS

Happy AG-322 students in Svalbard

March: Happy AG-322 students on a sailing boat expedition. Photo: Aleksandra Smyrak-Sikora/UNIS

Longyearbyen mayor Christin Kristoffersen and associate professor Pernille Bronken Eidesen at the preopening of the new Centre of Excellence in biology education, bioCEED.

March: Longyearbyen mayor Christin Kristoffersen and associate professor Pernille Bronken Eidesen at the preopening of the new Centre of Excellence in biology education, bioCEED. Photo: Eva Therese Jenssen/UNIS

AB-333/833 students performing fieldwork at Kapp Linné. Photo: Kirsten Christoffersen/UNIS.

March: AB-333/833 students performing fieldwork at Kapp Linné. Photo: Kirsten Christoffersen/UNIS

Adjunct associate professor Dirk Notz takes a break from the AGF-211 fieldwork in Dicksonfjorden. Photo: Ragnheid Skogseth/UNIS.

April: Adjunct associate professor Dirk Notz takes a break from the AGF-211 fieldwork in Dicksonfjorden. Photo: Ragnheid Skogseth/UNIS

April: An AT-211 student performs gymnastics on the sea ice. Photo: Fabienne Fischer/UNIS.

April: An AT-211 student performs gymnastics on the sea ice. Photo: Fabienne Fischer/UNIS

May: AB-203 students visited the Russian Consul General in Barentsburg. Photo: Sebastian Sikora/UNIS.

May: AB-203 students visited the Russian Consul General in Barentsburg. Photo: Sebastian Sikora/UNIS

Swimming in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard

May: AB-323/823 students take the plunge and jump in the ocean in Ny-Ålesund. Photo: Geir Johnsen/UNIS

Documenting dinosaur tracks in Svalbard

July: Scientists from UNIS, Alaska and Oslo document dinosaur tracks in Kvalvågen. Photo: Jørn Hurum

Students at Kongsfjordhallet, Kongsfjorden, Svalbard.

July: AG-332/832 group photo at Kongsfjordhallet, Kongsfjorden. Photo: Ólafur Ingólfsson/UNIS

Testing survival suits in Longyearbyen, Svalbard

September: AT-209 students test out the survival suits in the Longyearbyen harbour. Photo: Nils Roar Sælthun/UNIS

Kronebreen, Kongsfjorden, Svalbard

September: UNIS scientists check the cameras monitoring Kronebreen in inner Kongsfjorden. Photo: Heïdi Sevestre/UNIS

UNIS students analysing mud onboard Helmer Hansen

September: Mud is fun! AG-211 students analyse mud samples from the ocean floor onboard R/V Helmer Hansen. Photo: Riko Noormets/UNIS

Prime minister Erna Solberg at UNIS, Svalbard

November: Prime minister Erna Solberg and cabinet colleagues get an orientation about Svalbard’s surging glacier by UNIS PhD candidate Heïdi Sevestre. Photo: Eva Therese Jenssen/UNIS

Aurora Borealis dances across the sky above Nybyen.

December: Aurora Borealis dances across the sky above Nybyen. Photo: Aki Vähä/UNIS

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