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POLARPROG-Polarforskningsprogram

Ocean Acidification in the Arctic: effects of ice

CARSIC will develop basic knowledge through studies related to process understanding of Arctic Ocean biogeochemistry and ocean acidification: aiming to estimate future carbonate system parameters state in the Arctic Ocean. We plan to work on a database, perform field studies in Svalbard, and ma...

Awarded: NOK 0.79 mill.

Project Period: 2013-2016

Location: Oslo

POLARPROG-Polarforskningsprogram

FREMONEC: Effect of climate change and related stressors on fresh and brackish water ecosystems in Svalbard

The Russian-Norwegian collaboration project FREMONEC aims to strengthen the cooperation between Norway and Russia on polar research in Svalbard. It will serve as a positive example for a network building in thematic areas relevant for both countries: impa cts of climate change, biodiversity and e...

Awarded: NOK 0.90 mill.

Project Period: 2013-2016

Location: Oslo

POLARPROG-Polarforskningsprogram

Bjerknes Compensation Mechanism: Historical perspective, geographical pattern, and Arctic multi-decadal predictability

Long runs (hundreds of years) of the global climate models and high-resolution climate proxy data sets provide an opportunity to study multi-decadal natural variability of the coupled atmospheric and oceanic circulation. The Nordic seas and the Arctic are regions were such a natural variability ...

Awarded: NOK 0.50 mill.

Project Period: 2013-2016

Location: Vestland

POLARPROG-Polarforskningsprogram

Spatial and temporal variability in sea ice and primary production dynamics of the Arctic Ocean

Biological production starts with photosynthesis, energy from the sun captured by plants and converted to carbohydrates. In the oceans, microscopic algae make up most of this production, they are the primary producers. With the extreme seasonality of the physical environment of the Arctic, parti...

Awarded: NOK 1.00 mill.

Project Period: 2013-2016

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

POLRES-Polarforskning POLRES

The CRYO-FImBack workshop - Atmospheric forcing and surface energy balance - impacts and feedbacks on the Arctic terrestrial cryosphere

Glaciers and permafrost are the two major components of the terrestrial cryosphere, which will be strongly affected by the changing climate system. A warming climate will change ground temperatures or the glacier mass balance, with important consequences, e.g. release of methane from thawing per...

Awarded: NOK 0.20 mill.

Project Period: 2013-2013

Location: Oslo

POLRES-Polarforskning POLRES

The Permian Strata of Svalbard (Support for event)

Several international research groups have been independently working on various geological issues connected to the Permian Strata of Svalbard in recent years. "The Permian Strata of Svalbard" is an international, multidisciplinary workshop intended to br ing together these diverse scientists and...

Awarded: NOK 0.13 mill.

Project Period: 2013-2013

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

POLARPROG-Polarforskningsprogram

Reconstruction of Environmental Histories Using Long-Lived Bivalve Shells in the Norwegian Arctic (RELIC)

Analysis of accreted calcium carbonate parts of marine animals has proven useful as a tool in reconstruction of marine environmental histories. In particular, the shells of long-lived bivalve molluscs have provided insight into recent and prehistoric clim atic conditions of tropical and temperate...

Awarded: NOK 1.1 mill.

Project Period: 2013-2016

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

POLARPROG-Polarforskningsprogram

Plant biomass studies in the Arctic (ArcticBiomass)

The main purpose is to establish a joint American-Norwegian research team dealing with research on the combination of field and satellite remote sensing based above-ground plant biomass, vegetation productivity and growing season mapping in northern Alask a and in Svalbard, as well as on a circum...

Awarded: NOK 1.1 mill.

Project Period: 2013-2016

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Tectono-sedimentary analysis of growth faults development, Billefjorden Trough. RiS ID 6045

During a summer field season 2013 I would like to investigate the growth faults and their impact into sedimentary facies distribution in the Billefjorden Trough, Svalbard. Two case areas will be examined: (1) the Løvehovden fault in Ebbadalen and Ragnarda len and (2) Odellfjellet and Balliolbreen...

Awarded: NOK 28,415

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Svalbard

POLRES-Polarforskning POLRES

Microbial eukaryotes in an arctic marine ecosystem: who are they, where are they and how do they interact with their environment?

Arctic ecosystems are changing, and the urgency to understand the biodiversity and functional links of todays? ecosystems is apparent. The freshening of the Arctic Ocean has already led to a shift in the microbial communities, potentially altering the who le arctic food web from microbes to whale...

Awarded: NOK 38,999

Project Period: 2013-2013

Location: Svalbard

POLARPROG-Polarforskningsprogram

CharrAdapt: Adaptation of Arctic charr to changing polar climate

The CharrAdapt project proposes to investigate the adaptation of Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus), to the extreme polar environment through the study of population biology, physiology and genetics. As the only Arctic polar freshwater fish species, Arctic charr serve as an important model in whi...

Awarded: NOK 1.1 mill.

Project Period: 2013-2016

Location: Oslo

POLARPROG-Polarforskningsprogram

Fate of COPePod secondarY production in a chancing Arctic

A warmer climate with less extensive ice cover will lead to higher total primary production in the Arctic, which has the potential to increase the overall secondary production. Altered climate conditions will also affect timing of primary production, with consequences for the grazers of marine e...

Awarded: NOK 0.90 mill.

Project Period: 2013-2016

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

The interaction of periglacial and karst features as seen at a small lake system at Linnédalen, west central Spitsbergen

The purpose of this project is field work for a master's thesis dedicated to investigating the dynamics occurring due to the interaction and related development of permafrost, periglacial and karst features. This unique pairing is encountered at Linnédale n, west-central Spitsbergen. Here, a set ...

Awarded: NOK 29,419

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Influence of ground topography and wind on snow distribution and stability in High Arctic Svalbard

This project investigates the relationship between ground topography and snowpack distribution / stability as the snowpack develops throughout the Longyearbyen region. This area provides an ideal site for this project for multiple reasons including the mo untainous wind swept landscape, unique sn...

Awarded: NOK 8,459

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Glacier surges: controls, processes and distribution

This project will use an approach combining remote sensing, fieldwork and modeling to re-define glacier surging, assess the current state of the world's surge-type glaciers, and ultimately develop a single model of a glacier surge. Remote sensing analyses will provide data to build a global data...

Awarded: NOK 2,034

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

The magnetic fabrics of surge type glaciers in Svalbard

This project involves the novel application of anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility (AMS) to examine deformation within glacier ice. Preliminary results have demonstrated that AMS can provide reliable and useful fabric data from glacier basal ice, reveal ing new information about glacial strain....

Awarded: NOK 13,842

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Do POPs affect stress- and reproductive hormone levels in Glaucous gulls (Larus hyperboreus)from Kongsfjorden,Svalbard. RiS ID 5267

Glaucous gulls, between 20-30 individuals, will be captured for blood samples during a five weeks period of field work (June-July, 2013) in Kongsfjorden on the west coast of Spitsbergen, with a base in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard. The capturing of birds will be carried out using trigger nest traps that...

Awarded: NOK 32,535

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

POLRES-Polarforskning POLRES

Epiphytic Diatoms from the Arctic Coasts, RIS ID 6175

Diatoms are important biotic elements of Arctic marine ecosystem, significantly influencing the dynamics of primary production, nutrient cycling, carbon transport, oxygen flow and its activity, and all trophic processes. It is therefore imperative for the sake of the future of Arctic marine ecos...

Awarded: NOK 47,999

Project Period: 2013-2013

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Investigating movement strategies of Svalbard reindeer in space and time, RiS ID 3525

Little is known of the range use of Svalbard reindeer. It is debated if seasonal migration occurs and if food restriction by snow and icing result in larger and more variable home ranges in winter than summer. Moreover the effect of individual attributes such as age and calving status on these p...

Awarded: NOK 50,299

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Akershus

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Fieldwork to determine physiological adaptation of Arctic charr to changing polar climate (RiS ID 6198)

The field grant for the FieldCharr project will be used to investigate the adaptation of Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus), to the extreme polar environment through the study of physiology. As the only Arctic polar freshwater fish species, Arctic charr se rve as an important model in which to inv...

Awarded: NOK 48,662

Project Period: 2013-2016

Location: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Microbial biogeography around Svalbard MicroFUN project RiS: 6167 Umbrella project RiS: 6165

We will sample microbial eukaryotes from a diverse array of marine environments around Svalbard. The main sampling will be performed during the planned cruise south and east of Spitsbergen in July 2013 (RIS ID 6165) and during the AB202 field cruise west and north of Svalbard in August 2013. The...

Awarded: NOK 40,099

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Svalbard

POLRES-Polarforskning POLRES

Long-term recovery rates of grazed Svalbard flora. RiS ID 6190

A warming climate, changes in agricultural land use and conservation measures in North America and Europe has led to a significant increase in goose populations and presence of migratory geese in the circumpolar arctic in the past 50 years. The continued monitoring of these populations and their...

Awarded: NOK 49,999

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

POLRES-Polarforskning POLRES

Ecological and evolutionary constraints of prokaryotic microbial biodiversity in terrestrial and lake ecosystems of Svalbard, RiS 6206

The diversity of polar (cyano)bacteria has not been well explored until now. In contrast to vascular plants and animals, little is known about the biodiversity, biogeography and evolutionary history of prokaryotic microbial organisms. The traditional vi ew is that historical factors are of litt...

Awarded: NOK 47,999

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Effect of season length and temperature on date of senescence in various arctic plant species subject to changes in snow-depth RIS ID - 6208

I will be conducting long-term monitoring of the effects of temperature and season length on senescence in various arctic plants subjected to changes in snow-depth in Adventdalen, Svalbard.

Awarded: NOK 13,374

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Field validation of metal-induced co-selection for antibiotic resistance in bacterial communities from pristine environments

This project will investigate metal-induced co-selection of antibiotic resistance in soils with no exposure to human use of antibiotics. By analysing resistance patterns in soil samples exposed to a range of metals, it is wished to gain the ability to tel l if co-selection is a modern phenomenon....

Awarded: NOK 10,260

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Svalbard

POLRES-Polarforskning POLRES

Life history traits of copepods in a changing Arctic (RiS ID 6168)

Zooplankton communities of northern higher latitudes are dominated by large calanoid copepods of the genus Calanus spp. They are well adapted to the environment in which they live, making them indicators of factors that influence the health and productivi ty of marine ecosystems. Calanus spp. are...

Awarded: NOK 34,999

Project Period: 2013-2013

Location: Svalbard

POLRES-Polarforskning POLRES

Deglaciation history and postglacial paleo-oceanographic evolution of the eastern Svalbard RIS 6170

This project aims at investigating the changes in the flow of Atlantic and Arctic waters onto the shallow shelf of the Barents Sea during Late Weichselian and Holocene by multiproxy approach. Gravity cores will be collected from northern Storfjorden and e ast of Barentsøya area and analyzed for s...

Awarded: NOK 71,999

Project Period: 2013-2013

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Polar night ecology of pico- and nanoflagellates

The polar night period is considered as a period of limited biologic activity. However, recent studies have identified an assemblage of heterotrophic protists (Meshram et al. in prep), and a similar level of bacterial production as seen throughout the yea r (Seuthe et al. 2011/12). The aim of the...

Awarded: NOK 26,601

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Surface velocity and calving flux of Kronebreen RiS ID 6183

Kronebreen is among the 10 largest contributors to the total calving flux of the Svalbard archipelago. To estimate the calving flux detailed knowledge on the glacier velocity is needed which can be provided by synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite imag es. For the validation of those velocity ...

Awarded: NOK 65,197

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Fieldwork to determine genetic adaptation of Arctic charr to changing polar climate (RiS ID 6210)

The field grant for the FieldCharr project will be used to investigate the adaptation of Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus), to the extreme polar environment through the study of genetics. As the only Arctic polar freshwater fish species, Arctic charr serv e as an important model in which to inves...

Awarded: NOK 20,125

Project Period: 2013-2016

Location: Oslo