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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

POLRES-Polarforskning POLRES

Spatiotemporal changes in vegetation following range expansion in Svalbard reindeer

In 1978, Svalbard reindeer (Rangifer tarundus platyrhynchus) were re-introduced by humans to the Ny-Ålesund area following ca 100 yrs of absence due to excessive hunting. The population irrupted and gradually expanded its range to include other areas such as Sarsøyra and Kaffiøyra. This natural ...

Awarded: NOK 20,999

Project Period: 2013-2013

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Adult sex ratio variation of Svalbard reindeer in relation to animal density and climate, RIS ID: 6169.

In this study I will estimate adult sex ratio in Svalbard reindeer and examine to what degree the variation can be explained by environmental conditions, i.e. weather and food availability. To obtain this, I will analyze spatiotemporal variation in sex ra tios from long-term monitoring data of mu...

Awarded: NOK 39,999

Project Period: 2013-2015

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Demography of geographical range limits of tundra plants in a changing climate, RiS ID 6174

This project will add to an existing study of the geographical ranges limits of a key climate indicator species, the tundra cushion plant Silene acaulis, across its latitudinal range in Europe. Existing sites from Sweden to Spain reach the southern range limit of the species, but adding sites i...

Awarded: NOK 21,505

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Svalbard

POLRES-Polarforskning POLRES

Identification of bivalve larvae from a time series study in Adventfjorden, Svalbard, using molecular tools.

Bivalvia have planktonic life-stages (meroplanktonic larvae). Several of them exhibit strong seasonality and can be quite numerous during peak occurrence. Bivalvia larvae are especially difficult to identify, since they exhibit very few or very small morp hological differences before they settle ...

Awarded: NOK 34,999

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Svalbard

POLARPROG-Polarforskningsprogram

ACOBAR-II: Analysis and publication of results from the Fram Strait tomographic experiment.

As part of the EU projects DAMOLCES (2005-2010) and ACOBAR (2008-2013) two major acoustic experiments were carried out in the Fram Strait. The aim was to provide accurate measurements of acoustic travel times over 100-300 kilometer sections for inversion and assimilation into ice-ocean models. ...

Awarded: NOK 0.75 mill.

Project Period: 2013-2016

Location: Vestland

POLARPROG-Polarforskningsprogram

Isfjorden - past and present climate

The project will enhance the collaboration between Russia (Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute [AARI], St.Petersburg State University [SPbSU]) and Norway (Norwegian Meteorological Institute [met.no]) within several of the prioritized topics in the cal l: Climate change, effects of climate cha...

Awarded: NOK 1.2 mill.

Project Period: 2013-2016

Location: Oslo

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

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

Spatial distribution of snow cover and drainage systems on the glaciers on Wedel Jarlsberg Land; RiS ID: 6158

The proposed project is focused on processes of development of the snow cover melting simultaneously on various glaciers on Wedel Jarlsberg Land and consequences to internal feeding and meltwater runoff and development of drainage systems. Fieldwork (sepa rated in spring and late autumn campaigns...

Awarded: NOK 59,999

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Svalbard

POLRES-Polarforskning POLRES

Hydrochemistry and subglacial drainage pattern of the polythermal glacier Werenskioldbreen (SW Svalbard)

Project aims to develop the complex model of the chemical weathering in the glaciated basin which integrates the water geochemistry, subglacial drainage as well as hydrometeorological conditions. The proposed project will be conducted in the Werenskiold in the SW Svalbard and will consist of th...

Awarded: NOK 50,999

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Determination of reflected properties from snow surfaces in Svalbard RiS ID 6160

Albedo changes of the snow occur long before snow melts away completely. This can lead to a change in the radiation budget and therefore affects the radiative forcing in the vicinity of the station. Another effect that will be investigated is the influenc e of varying cloud cover to the amount of...

Awarded: NOK 29,272

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Akershus

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

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

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

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