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SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Towards a coordinated Research and Monitoring Programme for Ny-Ålesund (workshop support)

The Ny-Ålesund Science Plan states that Ny-Ålesund shall be developed as a premier international Arctic research and monitoring facility. This workshop will bring together representatives of the four flagship programmes for Ny-Ålesund (marine biology, ter restrial ecology, glaciology and atmosphe...

Awarded: NOK 0.12 mill.

Project Period: 2013-2016

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

1st Science-Industry platform on expedition cruise tourism in Svalbard

Organising a Science-Industry platform workshop on expedition cruise tourism in Svalbard would contribute to fulfilling SSF strategic objectives by exploring and implementing strategies for funding and coordination of scientific research on an important e conomic sector in Svalbard, which increas...

Awarded: NOK 0.23 mill.

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Nordland - Nordlánnda

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Use of UAS data in plant ecological research in High Arctic environment

Use of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) is a new opportunity for carry out research within plant science by minimizes the environmental footprint of research activities. Unmanned aircraft, combining both fixed wing multi rotor types will allow scientist to co llect image data for vegetation analysis ...

Awarded: NOK 0.27 mill.

Project Period: 2013-2015

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Workshop: Proterozoic and Lower Palaeozoic basement of Svalbard - state of knowledge and new perspectives of investigations

The Proterozoic and Lower Palaeozoic basement of Svalbard represents an old geotectonic complex with elements of several earlier tectonic terranes, orogeneses and other tectonothermal events. Our knowledge of the early Earth's history of the Arctic region depends on the understanding of these. A...

Awarded: NOK 0.20 mill.

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Workshop to develop and explore new approaches to analysing past, present and future climate dynamics

Observed 20th century global-mean surface temperature reflects the combined influences of natural climate variations and anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases, sulfate aerosols, and land-use changes. A technique used extensively by the Intergovernme ntal Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in it...

Awarded: NOK 0.17 mill.

Project Period: 2013-2015

Location: Svalbard

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 0.14 mill.

Project Period: 2013-2013

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

ParaCharr: Adaptation of charr to a changing polar environment.

The ParaCharr project proposes to investigate the adaptation of Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus), to the extreme polar environment through a multidisciplinary study of population biology, parasitology, physiology and genetics, with parasites and clock g enes selected as core study mechanisms. A...

Awarded: NOK 0.25 mill.

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Cooperation on Arctic bivalves

The Arctic has recently become a centre of attention with increasing human activities and warming of the climate affecting the marine ecosystem. As Arctic sea ice extent has decreased due to warming temperatures, shipping has increased along the Siberian shelf, and boreal species have extended t...

Awarded: NOK 0.17 mill.

Project Period: 2013-2015

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Improving understanding of the last deglaciation of the Barents Sea Ice Sheet and its effects on glacioisostatic rebound history in Svalbard

Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) ice thickness, and the resulting ice flow pattern, is inferred mainly from dated raised beaches, and more recently also from the cosmogenic nuclide dating of bedrock in various parts of the Svalbard Archipelago. Recent marine ge ological/geophysical investigations have ...

Awarded: NOK 0.25 mill.

Project Period: 2013-2015

Location: Svalbard

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

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

Timing of ecological processes in Spitsbergen fjords - SpitsEco

Through the ARCTOS network (http://www.arctosresearch.net/), Norwegian and Russian scientist has developed a successful long lasting collaboration. Russian scientists and PhD students has participated in a number of projects such as PanAME (IPY project 26 ), Cleopatra (NFR funded 2007-2011), and ...

Awarded: NOK 0.90 mill.

Project Period: 2013-2018

Location: Svalbard

POLRES-Polarforskning POLRES

Offshore gas / fluid seeps in Svalbard, RIS: 6112

Pockmark have been reported from several fjords in Svalbard, which are indicators of focused fluid flow in marine and lacustrine environments. Methane emissions from pockmarks, associated with the venting of gas from deep thermogenic sources, potentially unstable gas hydrates or thawing permafro...

Awarded: NOK 72,999

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

Microorganisms in the arctic: major drivers of biogeochemical cycles and climate change

Arctic soils are currently the focus of intense research due to their recognized vulnerability to climate change, in particular with respect to the unknown consequences of warming on the enormous carbon reserves that are currently sequestered in permafros t. In order to understand how carbon proc...

Awarded: NOK 1.2 mill.

Project Period: 2013-2016

Location: Vestland

POLRES-Polarforskning POLRES

GPR survey of Botneheia, from outcrop to simulator, RiS ID 6048

I plan to conduct a 3D ground-penetrating radar survey at Botneheia in order to address critical issues regarding reservoir connectivity within the CO2 storage aquifer of the Kapp Toscana Group. The work involves a spring and short summer campaign for gro und truthing, and utilises equipment alre...

Awarded: NOK 39,999

Project Period: 2013-2013

Location: Vestland

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

POLRES-Polarforskning POLRES

RECONSTRUCTION OF LATE PLEISTOCENE DEPOSITIONAL ENVIRONMENTS USING FORAMINIFERA AT KAPP EKHOLM,SVALBARD (RiS ID 2562)

This project aims to reconstruct depositional environments and compare interglacial and interstadial sediments using foraminifera and sedimentary architecture (including GPR) at the beach cliff sections of Kapp Ekholm on Svalbard. A secondary aim is to tr y to connect lower level marine terraces ...

Awarded: NOK 21,999

Project Period: 2013-2013

Location: Svalbard

POLRES-Polarforskning POLRES

Arctic Sea Ice and HAlogen Deposition: investigation for a new paleoclimatic tool, RiS ID 6185

The project proposes to investigate the halogens into aerosol, seasonal snow and firn layers in order to better understand how the sea-ice area around Svalbard influences the bromine enrichment and iodine depositions. Moreover, the effect of post-depositi onal processes that can affect the haloge...

Awarded: NOK 47,999

Project Period: 2013-2013

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

POLRES-Polarforskning POLRES

Can an increase in body temperature be used as a measure of stress in Kittiwakes (Rissa Tridactyla)?, RiS ID: 2919

The aim of the study is to investigate if there is a correlation between the short-term handling-induced stress response, that is registered by standard CORT-measurements, and the simultaneously increase in body temperature in black-legged kittiwakes. Thi s has not yet been studied in any captive...

Awarded: NOK 76,999

Project Period: 2013-2013

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

POLRES-Polarforskning POLRES

Diversity of root-associated fungi connected to Salix polaris L. in newly colonized areas. RIS 6193

The project will investigate the biodiversity of fungi associated with the roots and rhizosphere of Salix polaris, an ecto-mycorrhizal dwarf shrub that is one of the first vascular plants that colonizes recently deglaciated areas in the High Arctic. We wi ll also attempt to identify possible biot...

Awarded: NOK 41,999

Project Period: 2013-2013

Location: Svalbard