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SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

From winter time to summer time – what ends the "hunger gap" for Svalbard reindeer?

The term "hunger gap" (no: “vårknipa”) traditionally used in agricultural communities, refers to the period at the end of winter when winter provisions are depleting, yet the growing season has not yet started. In contemporary usage, the term also describes the food situation for wild animals, wh...

Awarded: NOK 58,999

Project Period: 2024-2025

Location: Akershus

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

The role of energy budget in a changing world: Are forecasts missing an important aspect for Arctic insects?

The ongoing climatic changes will have undisputable effects on biodiversity and ecosystems. For small ectotherms (e.g. insects) the current state-of-the-art focusses on physiological performances (often measured as critical thermal limits), warming tolerance (resilience) and phenotypic and evolut...

Awarded: NOK 0.12 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Mercury dynamics in Arctic fjord marine food webs

Marine chemical pollution poses known threats to human health and to biodiversity, ecosystem and societal services. The Arctic region is a major sink of global mercury (Hg) pollution. Arctic sediments, sea and glacial ice constitute vast Hg reservoirs. Recent studies raise concerns about their ...

Awarded: NOK 0.12 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Characterising geogenic nitrate source areas in Adventdalen

There has been great emphasis on quantifying the release of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane from melting permafrost. However, research on links between melting glaciers and permafrost and nitrogen release has been limited, despite its potential as a direct or indirect greenhou...

Awarded: NOK 78,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Breeding phenology of Svalbard snow buntings in relation to arthropod abundance

In my master thesis, I will investigate the reproductive success of a Svalbard breeding population of the snow bunting Plectrophenax nivalis in relation to food abundance. The snow bunting is the world’s northernmost breeding passerine species. Assessing how species like the snow bunting are able...

Awarded: NOK 75,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Intertidal ecosystem response to an increasingly ice-free Arctic

Warming temperatures and a reduction of sea-ice scour opens the Arctic intertidal as habitat for colonization by both seaweeds and marine invertebrates. Indeed, large increases in the biomass of seaweeds and invertebrates on Arctic coasts have already been documented in the past decades and are p...

Awarded: NOK 0.12 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Drone surveys of ice associated seals hauled out on sea-ice during the moulting period (part of ARK)

The most recent population survey of Arctic ringed seals conducted in Svalbard was in 2003. Over the past 5 years, the Norwegian Polar Institute has been developing the techniques, methodologies and field competence to survey marine mammals using UAV. In 2023 a full-scale survey of all ice-cover...

Awarded: NOK 96,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

MILJØFORSK-Miljøforskning for en grønn samfunnsomstilling

Improving Landscape resilience by integrating measures to adapt and mitigate hydrological EXtremes

Hyppigheten av forekomst av flom og tørke vil sannsynligvis øke på grunn av klimaendringer. Flomstørrelsen vil øke betydelig i de fleste deler av Europa, selv for områder der årlig nedbør forventes å avta, som følge av en mer intens hydrologisk syklus. Motstandsdyktig landskap er nødvendig for å ...

Awarded: NOK 3.3 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2027

Location: Akershus

MILJØFORSK-Miljøforskning for en grønn samfunnsomstilling

NorMoSTFun: Monitoring Strategies and Tools to address knowledge gaps on aquatic Fungal biodiversity in Norway

Akvatiske sopp (AS) er en betydelig del av biologisk mangfold i ferskvanns og marine økosystemer. De er avgjørende komponenter i akvatiske økosystemer og har viktige økosystemfunksjoner som nedbrytere av dødt organisk materiale, mutualistiske symbionter, parasitter og patogener som kontrollerer d...

Awarded: NOK 2.9 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2027

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SIRKULÆRØKONOMI-Sirkulær økonomi

Designing with/out Extractive Materials

Forbrukersamfunnets vareproduserende industri har antatt slik en massiv skala og rekkevidde at det er åpenbart at design som aktivitet og profesjon har betydelig innvirkning på økologiske systemer både lokalt og globalt. Å designe innebærer viktige beslutninger om hvilke og hvor mye materialer so...

Awarded: NOK 9.7 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2028

Location: Oslo

MILJØFORSK-Miljøforskning for en grønn samfunnsomstilling

A smart process for water harvesting from air and water distribution based on eco-friendly MOFs

Ettersom klimaendringene akselererer, og bringer med seg uforutsigbare værmønstre og redusert nedbør, har behovet for innovative løsninger for vannforvaltning aldri vært mer presserende. Vår tilnærming er todelt. For det første revolusjonerer vi vannfordelingen gjennom banebrytende teknolo-gi. F...

Awarded: NOK 3.5 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2027

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

BIONÆR-Bionæringsprogram

Reducing sheep methane emissions: sustainability in practice via new breeding goals

Kan saueavl være viktig får å bekjempe klimaendringer? Svaret er faktisk ja! Grunnen er at sauer produserer metan, en drivhusgass som bidrar til global oppvarming. Hva om vi kunne avle sauer som slipper ut mindre metan? Dette er selve essensen i prosjektet "Sustain Sheep." I dette internasjonale ...

Awarded: NOK 3.4 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2027

Location: Akershus

FORSKNINGSKOMM-Forskningskommunikasjon

Folkeforskning og folkelig forskning i kultursektoren – kunnskaps-, erfarings- og kompetanseutveksling

Prosjektet vil gjennomføre et seminar/workshop hvor vi ønsker å invitere andre aktører innen feltet, både fra samme sektor og andre. Der vil vi er å legge fram egne erfaringer med folkeforskning og drøfte dem i dialog med andre folkeforskningsentreprenørers erfaringer. I etterkant vil vi utgi en ...

Awarded: NOK 0.34 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2025

Location: Oslo

MILJØFORSK-Miljøforskning for en grønn samfunnsomstilling

Weddell Sea Observatory of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Change

Global oppvarming fører til store endringer i Antarktis; isbreene, is bremmene og havisen smelter; det påvirker havstrømmer og dynamikk i Sørishavet som igjen påvirker de marine økosystemene og deres evne til å absorbere den økte atmosfærisk CO2 som er et resultat av menneskelig aktivitet. Sørish...

Awarded: NOK 2.9 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2027

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

MILJØFORSK-Miljøforskning for en grønn samfunnsomstilling

Boosting the Frequency and Scale of Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Using Digital Imagery and Artificial Intelligence

BioBoost+-prosjektet vil fremme kostnadseffektiv høyfrekvent prøvetaking og identifikasjon av marine planter og dyr ved å bruke Artificial Intelligence (AI)-teknologi på fotografier og video. Disse metodene vil bli brukt på habitater (sjøgressenger, skalldyrsenger og makroalgekroner), indikatorar...

Awarded: NOK 2.9 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2027

Location: Nordland - Nordlánnda

MILJØFORSK-Miljøforskning for en grønn samfunnsomstilling

Isotope-aided assessment and forecasting of hydroclimatic extremes in Scandinavia through stakeholder co-design

Flommer og tørke kan har store konsekvenser for samfunnet og økonomien i Norden. Kunnskap om hvordan nøyaktig slike ekstreme hendelser er påvirket av snø på bakken er ufullstendig. Dette begrenser vår evne til å forutsi hvor mye vann som vil renne gjennom elver og bli lagret i demninger ved hjelp...

Awarded: NOK 4.6 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2027

Location: Vestland

MILJØFORSK-Miljøforskning for en grønn samfunnsomstilling

GroundedExtremes - Understanding and governing groundwater to reduce risk of hydrological extremes

Hydrologiske ekstremer (i vannføring og grunnvann) er forventet å opptre oftere og med større konsekvenser i et fremtidig klima. Økt kunnskap om - og bedre forvaltning av - flom og tørke er viktig for å kunne håndtere risikoen for slike hendelser på en best mulig måte. Grunnvannstørke (periode me...

Awarded: NOK 3.4 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2027

Location: Oslo

FORSKNINGSKOMM-Forskningskommunikasjon

Samarbeid mellom museene om etablering av nyskapende folkeforskning (SAMMEN FF)

Museene utmerker seg som kunnskaps- og forskningsinstitusjoner fordi de per definisjon har samhandling med et bredere publikum som en kjernevirksomhet. Selv om folkeforskning er et begrep som har blitt vanligere de senere årene, har museene på mange måter bedrevet denne typen virksomhet og samarb...

Awarded: NOK 0.33 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2025

Location: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Assessing Jan Mayen past fauna and flora through sedimentary ancient DNA (RiS ID 12341)

Here, we aim to collect sediment cores in Nordlaguna (freshwater lake) and in Sørlaguna (lagoon) to analyze the DNA and pollen left by past fauna and flora in the sediments. Sediment coring will be performed using a Nesje piston corer in Nordlaguna and universal core sampler in Sørlaguna, and sed...

Awarded: NOK 77,999

Project Period: 2024-2025

Location: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Shrub Growth and Permafrost Insulation in a Warmer, Rainier Arctic - RiS ID 11968, 12016 & 12331

Air temperatures are increasing, and more precipitation is falling as rain rather than snow on Svalbard. We still know little about the role of rainfall events in the thermal stability of permafrost and growth of Svalbard plant communities. Plant growth and permafrost thaw also affect each other,...

Awarded: NOK 62,999

Project Period: 2024-2025

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Response of benthic invertebrates to the Permo-Triassic climate crisis (RiS ID 12072)

The Permo-Triassic (P/T) climate crisis caused the most catastrophic extinction in Earth’s history, with a species loss of 81-95%. Intensive volcanic activity related to the emplacement of the Siberian traps caused several environmental changes, such as an increase in temperature, ocean acidifica...

Awarded: NOK 0.12 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Ice-wedges as late Pleistocene winter paleoclimatic archives on Prins Karl Forland (RIS ID: 12313)

Apart from Greenland and Canadian Arctic ice-core records, late Pleistocene and Holocene paleoclimatic reconstructions in the northern latitudes are mainly based on proxies that record summer air temperatures. This seasonal bias has resulted in model-data mismatches, highlighting the need to reco...

Awarded: NOK 0.12 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Comparing the thermal tipping point of the overwintering and summer Arctic Calanus copepods in response to copper pollution

One of the main threat for arctic species is ocean warming, the arctic ocean warming 4 times faster than the others, at a pace unprecedented over the last million years. Even more concerning are marine heatwaves, i.e. sudden peak in maximal temperatures, that can last several weeks and should inc...

Awarded: NOK 0.10 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Longterm consequences of one year of draining on biodiversity in Arctic ponds

In 2019, 19 ponds in Kongsfjorden were sampled, however, due to an extremely warm summer in 2020, 8 out of 19 completely dried out. In 2021 all ponds contained water again. We expect that due the high temperatures, increased evaporation and a deeper active layer have caused the desiccation. As cl...

Awarded: NOK 61,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Investigation of temperature inversion and lapse rates on Beerenberg, Jan Mayen, RiS 12336

This project investigates temperature inversion and lapse rates on the flanks of the glacier-covered volcano, Beerenberg (2277 m a.s.l.), on the remote island of Jan Mayen. The high humidity often leads to cloud formation, non-linear lapse rates, and temperature inversion. However, little is know...

Awarded: NOK 98,999

Project Period: 2024-2025

Location: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Invertebrate contributions to Arctic ecosystem services

The project "Invertebrate contributions to Arctic ecosystem services" will be part of a master thesis in the Climate Change Management programme at Høgskulen på Vestlandet (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences). The aim of the project is to sample the Arctic invertebrate necrobiome and i...

Awarded: NOK 62,999

Project Period: 2024-2025

Location: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Drone-based and ground-Magnetic Archeological studies in Svalbard (MAS)

Within the framework of one internally funded project coupled with an AFG (Arctic field grant), Archephysics project initiated in 2022 to monitor archeological sites at Russekeila, Svalbard. In close collaborations with University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) and Norwegian Institute for Cultural Her...

Awarded: NOK 74,999

Project Period: 2024-2025

Location: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Long term monitoring of polar bears on Svalbard RIS-12380 (linked to RIS 2381)

Environmental conditions have changed dramatically in the Svalbard region; sea-ice is declining in extent and thickness; glacier fronts are reduced, and anthropogenic activities are increasing in intensity and extent. These changes impact polar bear habitat use and potentially their fitness throu...

Awarded: NOK 48,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Glacier Surface Topography Mapping for Satellite Radar Altimetry

Radar altimeter satellite missions such as CryoSat-2, Sentinel-3, and the upcoming CRISTAL are widely used for monitoring key parameters of land ice such as glacier mass balance change. The uncertainties of the data from these satellites produced over more complex ice caps and glaciers are poorly...

Awarded: NOK 96,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Field validation of spatially predictive reindeer carrion distribution models, RiS ID 11512

Carrion is a patchy resource in ecological systems, and assessing the distribution and biomass quantity in a system is a fundamentally unanswered question. Our project has gathered spectral data in previous field campaigns in an attempt to detect reindeer carcasses in open, treeless systems by th...

Awarded: NOK 56,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Nordland - Nordlánnda