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SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Investigating spatial and seasonal patterns in settlement of benthic communities in Kongsfjorden

Early life history ecology, especially settlement of benthic invertebrates is a black box in marine ecology. Researching larval and settlement ecology in-situ is incredibly difficult and logistical constraints have further restricted studies in the Arctic. I will investigate early life history st...

Awarded: NOK 95,000

Project Period: 2023-2023

Location: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Timing and origin of Miocene flood volcanism on Spitsbergen: the Seidfjellet Formation revisited (RiS ID 12088)

Mantle-derived volcanism accompanied the Cenozoic lithosphere evolution of the NE Greenland and NW Barents Sea shelves during final separation of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. It is unclear, however, to what extent continental breakup was influenced by deep-sourced mantle plume...

Awarded: NOK 0.10 mill.

Project Period: 2023-2023

Location: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Investigating mechanisms behind thermoregulation in Svalbard reindeer, RiS ID 12119

The aim of this study is to investigate cellular mechanisms underlying Svalbard reindeer's ability to lower their body temperature in winter to save energy. To achieve this, we will collect muscle and heart tissue from culled reindeer in October as part of a larger field campaign. These samples w...

Awarded: NOK 99,000

Project Period: 2023-2023

Location: Viken

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Extending the paleo perspective on future Arctic climate change

Climate in the Arctic is changing faster than anywhere else on our planet. This amplified transformation has far-reaching global consequences in the form of sea-level rise, ocean circulation perturbations, biodiversity loss, and changes in international shipping (as sea-ice retreats). Despite th...

Awarded: NOK 0.33 mill.

Project Period: 2022-2024

Location: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

The Timanian Orogeny in Northern Svalbard

The TONeS project aims at gathering world-leading experts affiliated to both national (UiO), international (McGill U., AGH, UWr, UU, NHM), and local research institutes in Svalbard (Polish Polar Station and NPI), and industry (Lundin Energy Norway) to accelerate the research momentum on the Timan...

Awarded: NOK 0.50 mill.

Project Period: 2022-2024

Location: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

MARINE FUNGI ON JAN MAYEN (MFJM) - TAXONOMIC DIVERSITY AND NEW ANTIBACTERIAL SECONDARY METABOLITES

The proposed project (MFJM) aims to map the diversity and distribution of marine fungi on the remote Jan Mayen. Few studies have been performed on the island to map the diversity of fungi and none of these has reported occurrences of marine fungi. It is likely that the unique location host undesc...

Awarded: NOK 46,000

Project Period: 2022-2022

Location: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

PIECEMEAL: Cracking the diet of the Svalbard reindeer by integrating old and modern tools

The Climate Ecological Observatory for Arctic Tundra (COAT), a key component of the Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS), is the main agent for monitoring the state of terrestrial ecosystem. However, the direct assessment of reindeer-plant interactions is still not part of the...

Awarded: NOK 0.49 mill.

Project Period: 2022-2023

Location: Viken

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Deposition and Preservation of Carbonates in Tectonically Active Regimes (RiS ID: 11784).

Following the breakup of the Caledonian orogeny, Svalbard experienced extension and strike-slip tectonics forming a complex network of basement highs and sedimentary basins. Within geology it is important to have models of how uplift and subsidence around large-scale lineaments influences deposit...

Awarded: NOK 94,000

Project Period: 2022-2022

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Light Absorbing Particles in Svalbard Snow: Black Carbon, Dust and Organics

The Arctic is warming at roughly twice the global rate, with warming particularly pronounced on Svalbard. Thus, Svalbard is particularly vulnerable to climate change, with reductions in snow, glaciers and sea ice, and an increase in precipitation falling as rain rather than snow. In addition to ...

Awarded: NOK 84,000

Project Period: 2022-2023

Location: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Early life exposure to mercury in kittiwakes breeding in Svalbard: A longitudinal study to reveal acquired levels and potential selection

The main objective of the project is to reveal the levels of the contaminants (Mercury, Hg) and where seabirds take up contaminants (spatial origin) during the first years of life. And, by using the longitudinal data- with repeated sampling within individuals from fledging (just before leaving th...

Awarded: NOK 38,986

Project Period: 2022-2023

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Arctic acoustic telemetry for fish and fisheries management in Svalbard

The Svalbard Telemetry Networking and Workshop is an effort to connect with stakeholders and users and develop the necessary preliminary steps towards a functional and scalable marine animal tracking infrastructure in the high Arctic. Acoustic telemetry has become one of the most important tools ...

Awarded: NOK 0.47 mill.

Project Period: 2022-2023

Location: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

The Future Svalbard Hydrological Monitoring Program

Norway is a member of the Arctic-Hydrological Cycle Observing System of the WMO, and hydrological data collected by NVE on Svalbard are the most northerly situated data series available . At the same time, a comprehensive report on Svalbard hydrology concludes that current long-term monitoring is...

Awarded: NOK 0.25 mill.

Project Period: 2022-2023

Location: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Environmental correlates of spatial variation in snow bunting reproductive success

My project will focus on spatial and individual heterogeneity in reproductive success of snow buntings (Plectrophenax nivalis), and how such variation is linked to spatial environmental and microclimatic variation. For instance, rapid changes in timing of spring onset, and increased summer warmin...

Awarded: NOK 68,880

Project Period: 2022-2022

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Linear objects deformations scanning

Permafrost is a key characteristic of the Arctic environment and is sensitive to climate warming. An increase in air temperatures, which is pronounced in the Arctic regions, leads to warming and degradation of frozen soils. Increasing permafrost temperatures, in turn, lead to changes in geotechni...

Awarded: NOK 28,000

Project Period: 2022-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Mapping of the vulnerable cultural heritage sites in Russekeila, Svalbard using geophysical tools (Archephysics)

The Archephysics project will address three major challenges in Arctic geoscience: (1) determine precise locations of the known historical objects particularly the graves and remnants of the building construction which are at risk mainly due to the rapid development of the coastal erosion and als...

Awarded: NOK 65,000

Project Period: 2022-2023

Location: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Geochronology, geochemistry, and geometry of igneous intrusions at Wallenbergfjellet, Svalbard

The fieldwork in 2022 is a part of my PhD thesis, which aims to address some of the key knowledge gaps present about the High Arctic Large Igneous Province (HALIP) on Svalbard. The High Arctic Large Igneous Province is a prominent feature in the Arctic, with large volumes of magma erupted and emp...

Awarded: NOK 0.10 mill.

Project Period: 2022-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Coordinating efforts to establish distributed acoustic sensing for cryoseismological research in Svalbard

Cryoseismology is devoted to studying ground shaking occurring due to glacial and permafrost related processes. It intends to characterize mechanisms and temporal variations taking place in the shallow subsurface that is heavily affected by increasing temperatures, especially in the Arctic. SIOS ...

Awarded: NOK 0.30 mill.

Project Period: 2022-2023

Location: Viken

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Increased use and reuse of local materials in construction projects in Svalbard

SINTEF aim to organize two workshops on Svalbard with local participants to discuss challenges and opportunities due to circular material management and potential use and reuse of local rock material. Several potential partners will be invited to the workshops. This includes infrastructure owners...

Awarded: NOK 0.20 mill.

Project Period: 2022-2023

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Subglacial multi-sensor probe development

The sliding of ice across its base dominates the transfer of water locked in glaciers and ice sheets to the ocean, considerably contributing to ongoing and future sea level rise. However, processes at the base of glaciers are still insufficiently understood due to challenges in accessing and reli...

Awarded: NOK 0.50 mill.

Project Period: 2022-2023

Location: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Network For meteORologiCal Expertise in Svalbard

Numerous sectors in Svalbard, such as transportation, tourism, search and rescue operations and scientific fieldwork, are dependent on accurate and reliable weather predictions in high spatial and temporal resolution. The network project N-FORCES will meet this need by examining the feasibility o...

Awarded: NOK 0.37 mill.

Project Period: 2022-2023

Location: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Harmonization and monitoring of pharmaceuticals and personal care product (PPCP) pollution in Svalbard

Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) are priority chemicals of emerging arctic concern. The knowledge of sources and presence in the environment as well as their potential effects on arctic biota is vital to understand the significance of this treat for future governance. There are ...

Awarded: NOK 0.50 mill.

Project Period: 2022-2023

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Mobilizing the power of eDNA metabarcoding to investigate Arctic aquatic community composition in Svalbard's fjords

Within the scope of this international research network, we aim to conduct an expedition in Longyearbyen and Ny-Ålesund harbours and neighbouring areas to collect eDNA from sediment, marine and freshwater samples, as well as plankton samples. Following eDNA extraction, high-throughput sequencing ...

Awarded: NOK 0.50 mill.

Project Period: 2022-2024

Location: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Svalbard Warm Arctic Paleoclimate Laboratory – Providing High Arctic Palaeoclimate time series through research collaboration

The Paleocene – Eocene (66-33.9 mio years BP) geological record of Svalbard is a globally unique deep time paleoclimate archive. This time interval was a period of high atmospheric CO2 levels and a warm greenhouse climate and the best existing analogue for projected near future warming. This reco...

Awarded: NOK 0.50 mill.

Project Period: 2022-2024

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

TRANSPORT VIA OCEAN CURRENTS OF HUMAN PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS AND THEIR IMPACT ON MARINE BIOTA IN THE EUROPEAN ARCTIC.

The increased use and large disposal volumes of pharmaceuticals in Europe has raised concern about their impacts in marine ecosystems. Though pharmaceuticals undergo degradation, some compounds can escape through sewage treatment and remain in the environment over time. The Arctic is particularl...

Awarded: NOK 80,000

Project Period: 2022-2022

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Projects on Cultural Heritage in Svalbard – synergies, pan-Arctic perspectives, solving the pressing challenges, and sustainable development

The workshop will be dedicated to obtaining synergies between three ongoing projects on cultural heritage in Svalbard, to facilitation of placing findings of the projects in a pan-Arctic perspective, to discussing pressing philosophical and methodological issues in the domain of practical managem...

Awarded: NOK 0.25 mill.

Project Period: 2022-2023

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Using SVALGREEN for research and higher education - interdisciplinary cooperation in a Pan-Arctic perspective combining SIOS and GIOS

The SVALGREEN project focus on optimizing the collaboration and thus use of the existing research infrastructures across the largest climatic gradient in the Arctic, between warm Svalbard and cold Greenland, as organised in the long-term SIOS (Svalbard Integrated Earth Observing System) and GIOS ...

Awarded: NOK 0.25 mill.

Project Period: 2022-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Dynamics of anthropogenic pollutants in the Arctic fjord environment (Svalbard, Norway), RiS ID: 11872

Multiple drivers influenced the chain of events called "Arctic amplification", reflecting in ecosystem impacts. It is precisely in an Arctic fjord environment, the Kongsfjorden-Krossfjorden system (KKS), located on the northwest coast of Spitsbergen, that also the Atlantification process is occur...

Awarded: NOK 64,000

Project Period: 2022-2022

Location: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Collecting field validation data for remote sensing-based mapping of the growth season and plant productivity

Global temperature is increasing, and particularly so in Svalbard. This has strong impacts on terrestrial ecosystems. Sensitive indicators of climate change are the timing of the onset of growth and the annual plant production. Recently a cloud-free time-series of daily Sentinel-2 satellite data ...

Awarded: NOK 48,883

Project Period: 2022-2022

Location: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Microorganisms move in circles: from sea to air to snow

This project builds upon a previously published study (Feltracco et al., 2021), where fjord dynamics were connected to airborne microbial communities and aerosol chemistry. In this initial study, my collaborators were unable to collect surface water samples to indentify aerosolized microorganisms...

Awarded: NOK 73,000

Project Period: 2022-2023

Location: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

The effects of warming climate on parasite-reindeer dynamics in the Arctic.

An ecosystem is shaped by species that interact with each other (herbivory, predation, and parasitism), but species dynamics can be influenced by abiotic conditions as for example increasing temperature due to climate change. However, how climate change affects parasites and consequently their ho...

Awarded: NOK 40,177

Project Period: 2022-2022

Location: Viken