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POLARPROG-Polarforskningsprogram

GOSOUTH - Polar research sabbatical from Longyearbyen, Svalbard to Bremen, Germany

I plan to spend one year (August 2023 to July 2024) on sabbatical at the Geodynamics of the Polar Regions (GEOPOL; https://www.geopol.uni-bremen.de/) at the University of Bremen, being invited by the group leader Prof. Dr. Cornelia Spiegel-Behnke. The overall aim of the research stay is to provid...

Awarded: NOK 0.44 mill.

Project Period: 2023-2024

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Digitizing Svalbard: Hopen's Digital Outcrop Model Data Acquisition Campaign and Virtual Field Guide Development for educational research

This project’s data collection campaign will focus on digitizing the outcropping rocks surrounding the island of Hopen. I plan to visit the island in the summer field season of 2023. The field assistant and I will embark on a coast guard vessel in Tromsø between Mid-June to Mid-July, heading to H...

Awarded: NOK 99,999

Project Period: 2023-2024

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Effects of goose grubbing, rain-on-snow events and warming on soil arthropods and plant matter decomposition RiS12131

The High Arctic systems are changing rapidly with increased temperatures, winter rain and increasing goose populations, and subsequent grubbing. Increases in grubbing, icing and warming will all change the conditions for soil dwelling animals, and through them affect soil nitrogen mineralisation ...

Awarded: NOK 61,999

Project Period: 2023-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Nitrate mobilization during the melt season in Central Spitsbergen

Although Arctic soils store approximately half of the global nitrogen stock, research on nitrogen and its integration into active biochemical cycles is limited. Climate warming, which is amplified in the polar regions and particularly on Svalbard, is leading to a deepening of the active layer of ...

Awarded: NOK 79,999

Project Period: 2023-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Laser Drill for Arctic Snowpack Stratigraphy Study, RiS ID 12098

The proposed project ‘Laser Drill for Arctic Snowpack Stratigraphy Study’ (LASER ARCS) will test a new device for measuring snowpack stratigraphy under Arctic conditions. The SnowLaserDrill (SLD), consists of two lasers. The drilling laser is used to melt a hole into the snow; the second laser is...

Awarded: NOK 89,999

Project Period: 2023-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Effect and responses of experimental warming on Dryas octopetala-dominated vegetation in High Arctic versus alpine ecosystems, RiS ID 10030

This master thesis aims to investigate the responses of experimental warming of the shrub Dryas octopetala in terms of its abundance, plant height and NDVI at a High Arctic and alpine site. It is expected that both abundance and plant height of Dryas will increase with warming, and that plant hei...

Awarded: NOK 48,999

Project Period: 2023-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Response of shallow marine prokaryote ecosystems in the Boreal Ocean to the Permo-Triassic climate crisis (RiS ID: 12064)

This project aims to reconstruct the microbial community in the shallow Boreal Ocean during the environmental crisis at the Permian/Triassic boundary that coincided with the most severe mass extinction in Earth’s history. By collecting new samples for lipid biomarker analysis at three Permian-Tri...

Awarded: NOK 92,999

Project Period: 2023-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Targeting a Svalbox hiatus: Palaeozoic and Beyond (RiS 12108)

Currently-available Svalbox data mostly cover the Central Spitsbergen Basin, with clear data sparsity north of Pyramiden (“northern hiatus”) and south of Van Keulenfjorden. The "Targeting a Svalbox hiatus: Palaeozoic and Beyond (Svalbox404)" targets the northern hiatus, focusing on the acquisitio...

Awarded: NOK 77,999

Project Period: 2023-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Effect of Extreme Rainfall on Arthropod Abundance and Emergence across Altitudinal Gradients in Svalbard, RiS ID 11968

Arthropod communities in all ecosystems are being affected by climate change. In the Arctic, preipitation will increase and become more variable. A larger proportion of precipitation will fall as rain rather than snow and extreme summer rainfall events are expected to occur more frequently. There...

Awarded: NOK 40,999

Project Period: 2023-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Re-surveying historical vegetation records in Svalbard

The Arctic belongs to the areas most affected by climate change. Following the overall warming of their environment, tundra plant species have been shown to track their suitable climatic niche by shifting their ranges towards cooler places, specifically upward or poleward. With accelerating rates...

Awarded: NOK 99,999

Project Period: 2023-2024

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Linking metagenomics and microscopy to investigate the formation of aggregates of glacial materials on Svalbard. RiS ID 12117

Little is known about the formation of cryoconite – aggregates of mineral particles and microbes held together by exopolymeric substances (EPS) - on glaciers. This project will investigate the different microbial communities found in different sedimental structures throughout a polar year on Foxf...

Awarded: NOK 65,999

Project Period: 2023-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Goose herbivory and strong winter rainfall limit plant uptake of permafrost N, RiS 11069

Plant roots are often associated with mycorrhizal fungi. i.e. mushrooms that colonize plant roots belowground, and play a crucial role in plant uptake of nitrogen (N) which is essential for plant growth. During this fieldwork we will take soil cores at the peak of the growing season to examine th...

Awarded: NOK 63,999

Project Period: 2023-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Tracing warm Atlantic Water in Tempelfjorden, Svalbard - RiS ID 12116

This project uses a combination of high-resolution modelling and observations in Tempelfjorden, a side fjord of Isfjorden with 2 marine-terminating glaciers (MTGs), to investigate under which conditions Atlantic Water (AW) enters the fjord, how it affects MTGs and how it will change with an enhan...

Awarded: NOK 98,999

Project Period: 2023-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Early-Holocene coastal and environmental evolution Isfjorden, Svalbard: lithological and foraminiferal evidence RiS ID: 12101

The aim of this project is to identify and study raised marine deposits from the Early Holocene from two sites in Isfjorden, West Spitsbergen (Bogebekken/Hollendarbukta, Erdmannflya). The study will focus on marine sedimentary processes and environmental changes during the Early Holocene. The stu...

Awarded: NOK 74,999

Project Period: 2023-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Effect of heavy rainfall events on soil faunal communities and soil characteristics across Svalbard ecosystems - T-REX project -RiS ID 11968

Climate change will alter precipitation regimes. In a warming climate, precipitation across the Arctic will increase and become more variable. A larger proportion of precipitation will fall as rain rather than snow and extreme summer rainfall events are expected to occur more frequently. There is...

Awarded: NOK 35,999

Project Period: 2023-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Effect of Extreme Rainfall on Soil Thermal Regime and Tundra Ecology across Landscape Gradients - RiS ID 11968

In a warming climate, precipitation across the Arctic will increase and become more variable and extreme summer rainfall events are expected to occur more frequently. There is little experimental evidence of the impacts of such rainfall extremes on Arctic ecosystems. In the intended project we wi...

Awarded: NOK 99,999

Project Period: 2023-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Constraining the geometry of Diabasodden Suite sills using joint and fracture network properties

SillProx will develop and test a methodology for estimating the geometry of magmatic intrusions where obscured and/or eroded boundaries do not allow for standard visual methods.If proven succesful we envision this method being of great use to many researchers in the volcanological and igneous geo...

Awarded: NOK 99,999

Project Period: 2023-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Impact of heavy rainfall events on forage quality and grazing dynamics of Svalbard herbivores.

In this project we will use an experimental setup on sites with different topographic positions to simulate heavy rainfall events in the early summer. We will measure the plant and moss composition and growth as well as active herbivory. This will be done on experimental plots as well as on contr...

Awarded: NOK 24,999

Project Period: 2023-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Spatio-temporal habitat use of Svalbard reindeer (RiS ID 12152)

The planned research focuses on understanding the impacts of a changing climate on the spatial dynamics of Svalbard reindeer, a key species in Svalbard’s tundra ecosystem. While harvesting has historically been the primary stressor for Svalbard reindeer populations, climate change will likely be ...

Awarded: NOK 95,999

Project Period: 2023-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

STABILITY OF CULTURAL HERITAGE IN SVALBARD IN A GLOBAL WARMING RiS 12106

This MSc Thesis project is going to look at the stability of cultural heritage foundations and other infrastructures. The project is located in Svalbard as all study objects are physically located in Svalbard. The study objects are related to technical-industrial heritage and are the prioritised ...

Awarded: NOK 99,999

Project Period: 2023-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

The effects of warming climate on parasite-reindeer dynamics in the Arctic. RiS ID: 11856

Parasite and hence parasite-host interactions might change under changing abiotic conditions. A highly understudied but important factor in understanding host-parasite dynamics under a changing climate is how behaviour of parasites and hence contact with hosts could change under a changing climat...

Awarded: NOK 89,999

Project Period: 2023-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

A warmer future: how warming and increased herbivore pressure affect vegetation change in the High Arctic, RiS ID 10030

The International Tundra Experiment (ITEX) aims to study changes in vegetation by artificially warming the tundra using open-top chambers. On Svalbard, one experiment within this network is the long-term monitoring site in Endalen, encompassing both experimentally warmed and unwarmed plots as wel...

Awarded: NOK 78,999

Project Period: 2023-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Response of the microfossil community to the Permo-Triassic climate crisis (RiS ID 12072)

The Permo-Triassic climate crisis caused the most catastrophic extinction of marine life, with an estimated species loss of 81-95% [1]. Several environmental changes have been hypothesised as extinction drivers, but their direct role in extinction is heavily debated, and the link to the fossil re...

Awarded: NOK 99,999

Project Period: 2023-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Effect of ambient light on the protist community during Arctic polar night.

We are deeply interested in protist rhodopsin expression in various light treatments, and suspect that gene expression will vary greatly. Recent genomic analyses have revealed the presence of numerous rhodopsins in marine eukaryotes, and surprisingly, green and blue-light absorbing rhodopsins fr...

Awarded: NOK 93,999

Project Period: 2023-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Magma-fault interactions in central Spitsberger. (RiS -ID:12138)

Investigating magma and fault interactions, mainly focusing on the Vinodden-Gipshuken areas. Main methods include field mapping, digital mapping, geochemistry and petrology on dolerites.

Awarded: NOK 63,999

Project Period: 2023-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Effect of river runoff in phytoplankton blooms in Adventfjorden (ERiPA)

This project will focus on the effect river runoff has on the seasonal plankton bloom of an arctic fjord, using Adventfjorden, Svalbard as a model system. Water column sampling will be conducted every two weeks in the timeperiod April 2023-September 2023 at two stations; one marine (IsA time seri...

Awarded: NOK 98,999

Project Period: 2023-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Investigating the active layer ice content and resulting thaw dynamics in Adventdalen. RiS ID 12143.

This M.Sc. thesis project aims at quantifying how well remotely sensed ground deformation captures the ice/water content of the active layer in different landforms/ground conditions. It will further be investigated if assimilating the remotely sensed ground deformation into the permafrost model C...

Awarded: NOK 52,999

Project Period: 2023-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Refraction seismic investigations in Longyearbyen

Permafrost is warming around the globe, leading to increased geotechnical issues and geohazards in permafrost areas. This is particularly relevant in Svalbard, as it is the fastest warming place on the planet. The PermaMeteoCommunity project (RiS ID 11804) is working to create a climate change re...

Awarded: NOK 67,999

Project Period: 2023-2023

Location: Svalbard

STIM-OA-Stimuleringstiltak for åpen tilgang

UNIS Article Processing Charges 2021

Søknad om dekking av kostnader til publisering av artikler i tidsskrift med fullverdig åpen tilgang

Awarded: NOK 21,000

Project Period: 2022-2022

Location: Svalbard

KLIMAFORSK-Stort program klima

The Cold Cast - en podcast om forskning i Arktis.

Podcasten vil ha fokus på klima- og polarforskning. Podcast i seg selv er ikke noe nytt, men podcast laget og produsert på Svalbard – midt i det arktiske laboratorium – er en ny vri. Vi står og ser på klimaendringene, og håper at vi gjennom denne podcasten kan formidle forskningen så folk forstår...

Awarded: NOK 0.12 mill.

Project Period: 2022-2023

Location: Svalbard