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SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Active Scattering in Sea Ice for Measuring Internal Properties

Sea ice is filled with small brine pockets because the salt is rejected by the crystal lattice during the freezing process. These brine pockets have a significant influence on several aspects of sea ice, including its bearing capacity, the remote sensing of it, as well as the amount of solar ener...

Awarded: NOK 53,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Monitoring Active Layer Thickness from Space – Creating a Validation Dataset around Ny-Ålesund, RiD ID 12361

The active layer thickness is one of the most important variables characterizing the state of permafrost, but we still lack the possibility to determine it over large areas, especially from satellites. Seasonal thawing and freezing cycles of the active layer cause the ground surface to heave in w...

Awarded: NOK 0.11 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Monitoring seawater CO2 release from thawing permafrost mobilized by Bayelva proglacial stream, RiS ID 11654

The Bayelva river (Kongsfjorden, Svalbard) represents a key site where to unearth the patterns of carbon release from thawing permafrost into coastal waters. For this reason on September 2023 the Institute of Polar Sciences of the National Research Council (ISP-CNR) of Italy, in the framework of ...

Awarded: NOK 0.10 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

MILJØFORSK-Miljøforskning for en grønn samfunnsomstilling

Winged ghosts wandering the oceans: the spatial ecology and conservation of the world’s smallest and elusive seabirds, the storm petrel

Stormpetreller er utmerkede indikatorer for det marine økosystemet, men deres små kroppsstørrelser og hemmelighetsfulle atferd har gjort det nesten umulig å studere dem godt. Det er veldig lite kunnskap om disse artene. Nye forskningsmetoder er nå tilgjengelige for å studere aspekter av stormpetr...

Awarded: NOK 2.4 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2027

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Autumn leaf senescence in tundra plants: Do soil nutrients and plant-internal nutrient sinks influence timing? (RiS ID: 12335)

Plant growth season in Arctic regions is currently undergoing changes, with spring advancement across the Arctic. However, there is limited knowledge regarding any corresponding trends in the autumn season, where the timing of end-of-season is mostly unaccounted for. It is important that we take ...

Awarded: NOK 0.12 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Space use by marine mammals in Svalbard and potential dietary changes due to climate change.

Investigating behaviour of high trophic predators is a fundemental part to understand the ecosystem as they function as a key component through top-down effect. Harbour seal (Phoca vitulina), one of a high trophic predators in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard is experiencing dramatic environmental changes ...

Awarded: NOK 0.12 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Shallow marine prokaryote ecosystems in the Boreal Ocean during the Permo-Triassic climate crisis and their recovery (RiS ID: 12307)

Lipid biomarker samples will be collected to reconstruct the microbial community and environmental conditions during the Late Permian mass extinction and in its aftermath with a focus on the recovery of the microbial ecosystem. The samples will complement the existing biomarker record that is con...

Awarded: NOK 0.12 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

The Heer Land overabundance of Thermal-switch surges

Glaciers around the world are losing mass at an accelerated rate (Hugonnet et al., 2021), and Svalbard experiences this even faster than the global average, largely due to its strong interaction with warm Atlantic ocean currents (Piechura and Walczowski, 2009). The latest IPCC reports present mod...

Awarded: NOK 0.11 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Snowdrift at the solar park of Isfjord Radio, RiS ID 12308

The adaptation of renewable energy in the Arctic requires knowledge of the Arctic climate's influence on energy installations such as solar panels. Therefore, snowdrift is investigated at the recently installed solar photovoltaic array at Isfjord Radio. For this, observations from a weather stati...

Awarded: NOK 77,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

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. Climate change will likely be the primary driver of population dynamics in the future. To distinguish the complex effects of ...

Awarded: NOK 0.11 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Studies of environmental pollutants in wetland areas and water ponds on the Arctic tundra

The main goal for this project is to continue our study further the role of birds in transporting pollutants to and within the Arctic area, and to bring new knowledge especially linked to potential transport between the marine and terrestrial system including wetlands and water ponds on the tundr...

Awarded: NOK 42,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Particulate matter in glacier fed rivers

The aim of this project is a extensive study of particulate matter released into the rivers from the glacier systems and entering the Kongsfjorden system in Ny-Ålesund. Both particulate matter and river water will be collected at the outlet from the glaciers main melting channel as well as in th...

Awarded: NOK 39,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Underwater Hyperspectral Imaging for Under-Ice Navigation, RiS ID 12349

Underwater Hyperspectral Imaging (UHI) is a groundbreaking innovation that expands our ability to capture a wide range of wavelengths beyond human perception. This technology offers a comprehensive view of the electromagnetic spectrum, allowing us to identify and analyze subtle differences in the...

Awarded: NOK 0.12 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

The nutrient legacy of reindeer carrion in vegetation in the Arctic tundra of Svalbard, RiS ID:11512

Carcass legacy effects on soil chemistry and vegetation nutrient composition will help our understanding of how local ‘disturbances’ (i.e. carcass presence) scale to structuring and functioning of ecological communities at landscape levels. I will revisit carcasses of varying ages and collect abo...

Awarded: NOK 56,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Nordland - Nordlánnda

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Experimental assessment of light propagation in the snowpack, RiS ID 12344

Snowpack is a key component in the Arctic regions. The albedo of freshly fallen snow is typically very high in the visible range (up to 0.9), playing a crucial role in Earth's energy balance. Snow albedo can eventually be reduced upon aging of snow crystals due to metamorphism and to the increasi...

Awarded: NOK 0.10 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Insulate: Belowground Biotic Insulation of Permafrost (RiS ID 12331)

Within the overarching INSULATE initiative (RiS ID 12331), the "Belowground Biotic Insulation of Permafrost" project delves into the intricate dynamics of local soil properties, seeking to unravel their profound impact on permafrost stability. This focused research addresses crucial gaps in our ...

Awarded: NOK 70,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

S2S : Snowfall to Surging ? The role of Snow-Firn-Ice Heat Transfer on Glacier Dynamics

Studying Svalbard's Heer Land region, our research confronts the uncertainties surrounding global glacier contributions to sea level rise, as highlighted in the 2023 IPCC report. Svalbard's unique vulnerability to climate change, positions it as an ideal study area with future implications for br...

Awarded: NOK 94,999

Project Period: 2024-2025

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Unruly Ground: Knowing and Caring for Permafrost

Since the 2000s, permafrost has experienced a remarkable revival, and many are invested in preventing the deterioration of this Arctic ground. But while there is an increase in research on the impacts of permafrost degradation, we know very little about the inner workings of permafrost expertise....

Awarded: NOK 71,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

PEbbles, ice and TalitroidS – checking overlooked beaches in the frame of autecology - RiS ID 12381

The project involves researchers part of both Amphipodologists group and editors for the Worls Registrer of Marine Species (WoRMS); for tighter collaboration and extension towards the ecology of sandy shores, it intends: To check for presence of talitroid amphipods on polar cobble beaches and as ...

Awarded: NOK 94,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Vestland

MILJØFORSK-Miljøforskning for en grønn samfunnsomstilling

A scalable WILDlife monitoring system - integrating camera sampling and artificial INTELligence with Essential Biodiversity Variables

Nøyaktig informasjon om biodiversitet er nødvendig for å håndtere miljøproblemer. Teknologier som viltkameraer, bildeklassifisering, citizen science og maskinlæring kan bidra til å overvåke biodiversitet og ville dyr mer kostnadseffektivt, men det er utfordringer som høye kostnader for manuell gj...

Awarded: NOK 2.4 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2027

Location: Vestfold

MILJØFORSK-Miljøforskning for en grønn samfunnsomstilling

Mobilising, harmonising and incentivising forest biodiversity and environmental monitoring data through Web 3.0 technology.

Skogen er avgjørende for å opprettholde livet på jorden. Skogene huser størstedelen av det biologiske mangfoldet og spiller en viktig rolle som buffer mot klimaendringene. Beskyttelse av skogene, samt tilstandsvurdering og overvåking av det biologiske mangfoldet, er derfor ekstremt viktig i møte ...

Awarded: NOK 3.2 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2027

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

MILJØFORSK-Miljøforskning for en grønn samfunnsomstilling

The Northeast Atlantic Marine Tracking Network (NorTrack)

Havområdet i det nordøstlige Atlanterhavet (NEA), som inkluderer Irskesjøen, Den engelske kanal og Nordsjøen, er ikke bare et av Europas mest fruktbare fiskeområder, men også et av verdens mest sårbare marine økosystemer. Dette området har sett en markant oppvarming de siste 50 årene og er sterkt...

Awarded: NOK 2.4 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2026

Location: Vestland

SIRKULÆRØKONOMI-Sirkulær økonomi

Post Consumption Citizenship: Conditions for and practices of engagement in sustainable well-being.

Post-Consumption Citizenship: rammer og praksiser knyttet til bærekraftig økt livskvalitet. Vekst og ukritisk bruk av ressurser har en bakside som viser seg mer og mer i dagens samfunn. Vekst er imidlertid dypt forankret i samfunn styrt av kapitalistiske og markedsliberalistiske idealer, og er v...

Awarded: NOK 6.0 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2027

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

FORSKNINGSKOMM-Forskningskommunikasjon

Folkeforskning på folkeforskning: Verktøy for refleksiv praksis i miljørelatert folkeforskning

Folkeforskning brukes i økende grad i innsamling av miljødata, og har dermed en viktig rolle i videreutviklingen av kunnskapsbasert miljøforvaltning. Prosjektet skal bidra til å bygge kompetanse i Nasjonalt Nettverk for Folkeforskning på hvordan man i en bredt sammensatt prosjektgruppe kan inklud...

Awarded: NOK 0.30 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Pioneering ATLAS tracking to investigate seabird interactions and anthropogenic disturbance in the Arctic, RiS ID 12333

In this project, we will establish the first ATLAS Wildlife Tracking System in the Arctic, enabling us to track, in unprecedented volume and detail, two keystone Arctic seabirds: the black-legged kittiwake Rissa tridactyla and Brunnich’s guillemot Uria lomvia. ATLAS, a cutting-edge reverse GPS sy...

Awarded: NOK 0.11 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

BEHANDLING-God og treffsikker diagnostikk, behandling og rehabilitering

Metabolically optimised NK cell therapies for Glioblastoma

Glioblastoma Multiforme representerer en av de mest motstandsdyktige formene for hjernekreft og er vanskelig å behandle. Imidlertid gir nylige fremskritt innen cellulær immunterapi en lovende vei for behandling. Spesielt kan Natural Killer (NK)-celler, en type lymfocytt med evnen til å eliminere ...

Awarded: NOK 3.1 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2026

Location: Oslo

MILJØFORSK-Miljøforskning for en grønn samfunnsomstilling

Integrated Monitoring of Parasites in Changing Environments

Parasitter utgjør en gruppe organismer som på verdensbasis står overfor en utryddelseskrise. Opptil 30 % av artene i de store parasittgruppene spås å være utryddet innen 2070, og medberegnet en nedgang i antall vertsarter blir tallet enda høyere. Parasitter anses imidlertid som biologisk uønskede...

Awarded: NOK 3.1 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2026

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SIRKULÆRØKONOMI-Sirkulær økonomi

Collaborative innovation for reduced consumption: What governance factors drive transition from linear to circular economy?

Forskningsprosjektet CIRCULAR griper fatt i en aktuell og mangefasettert bærekraftutfordring: Å gå fra et lineært til et sirkulært økonomisk system. Sirkulærøkonomi handler om å gi mer tilbake til naturen enn vi tar ut. Varer og materialer må vare lengre og gjenbrukes på nye måter. Eksisterende f...

Awarded: NOK 8.6 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2027

Location: Oslo

FORSKNINGSKOMM-Forskningskommunikasjon

Tillit og holdninger til forskning: årsaker og endring over tid

Forskning brukes som grunnlag for politiske beslutninger, og som grunnlag for folk når de skal danne seg meninger om politiske spørsmål. Senere års erfaringer har vist at høy forskningstillit ikke kan tas for gitt, og at tilliten blant annet er blitt utfordret av en økende politisering av forskn...

Awarded: NOK 4.5 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2026

Location: Oslo

BIONÆR-Bionæringsprogram

Biochar-compost composites for supporting site-specific soil agro-ecosystem functions and climate change mitigation

Intensiv landbrukspraksis og klimaendringer er skyld i at jordsmonnet vårt brytes raskt ned over hele verden, slik at det blir næringsfattig. Med økende pris på handelsgjødsel er det nødvendig å skape nye løsninger for å gi jorda tilstrekkelige mengder næringsstoffer for å opprettholde dens frukt...

Awarded: NOK 3.7 mill.

Project Period: 2023-2026

Location: Akershus