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SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

The Terrestrial Ecosystem Flagship in Ny-Ålesund: From workshops to research projects

The Ny-Ålesund Terrestrial Ecosystem Flagship focuses on ecosystem-based research on tundra, fresh water and soil in and around Ny-Ålesund (Coulsen et al. 2010; Pedersen et al. 2016). The Terrestrial Ecosystem Flagship group has in the past 3 years successfully organized and held workshops aimed ...

Awarded: NOK 0.50 mill.

Project Period: 2021-2023

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Impact of cryospheric melt-down on submarine slope stability and carbon release in a warmer Arctic (CRYOCARB)

CRYOCARB will establish an inter-disciplinary network of experts to address our overarching goal of maximizing knowledge of the impact of cryospheric melt-down on Arctic slope stability and release of old carbon storages to the atmosphere in a warm climate. To achieve this, the CRYOCARB group hav...

Awarded: NOK 0.50 mill.

Project Period: 2021-2023

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Fossil fuel contribution to Black Carbon deposition on Svalbard Glaciers

In this project, we aim at improving our understanding of the black carbon (BC) sources and concentration loading in Svalbard snow with an observational-based source apportionment study. BC has been identified as a strong climate forcing factor but still the origin of its sources in the Arctic, a...

Awarded: NOK 0.50 mill.

Project Period: 2021-2024

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Research in Svalbard: An APECS workshop 2021

Numerous international and interdisciplinary research projects are carried out in Svalbard every year. Furthermore, such research projects involve both senior and early career researchers (ECRs), some of whom may have never previously set foot on the archipelago. The Association of Polar Early Ca...

Awarded: NOK 0.16 mill.

Project Period: 2021-2022

Location: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Workshop Proposal: Space and Atmospheric Physics on Svalbard - A science case for an atmospheric radar on Svalbard in the 21st Century

A small, 2 day workshop will be held after the Svalbard Science Conference in November 2021 in Oslo. It has the aim of planning and drafting a White Paper which outlines the scientific case for continued measurements of the atmosphere using an incoherent scatter radar (ISR) on Svalbard after the...

Awarded: NOK 0.11 mill.

Project Period: 2021-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Svalbox 2.0 – FAIR geoscientific data from Svalbard

The Svalbox 2.0 project strives to make digital models from Svalbard across all scales (from "seismic-scale" mountain-sides to digital drill cores) openly and freely available to the geoscientific community through the FAIR EU-funded repository Zenodo. In addition, the portal places these in a re...

Awarded: NOK 0.50 mill.

Project Period: 2021-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Catalyzing interdisciplinary perspectives across social and natural science on Svalbard

The goal is to develop interdisciplinary collaboration between social science, natural science and the local communities in Svalbard. The severe changes in climate and environment in Svalbard (the socio-ecological system) are challenging natural sciences as well as social sciences and the living ...

Awarded: NOK 0.25 mill.

Project Period: 2021-2023

Location: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Tourist safety in polar regions: guide’s competence and emergency preparedness in Arctic communities, RIS ID 11591.

Polar adventure tourism is growing rapidly leading to increasing risk of accidents and more stress on local emergency preparedness. The objective of the phd research is to explore the relationship between guides competences and ensuring safety in the field. The study pays attention to key issues ...

Awarded: NOK 22,858

Project Period: 2021-2022

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Svalbard Geopolitics and Social Science Network (GEO-SVALBARD)

In 2019, the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) organised a workshop with 25 participants (Svalbard alumni) in conjunction with the Svalbard Science Conference. This was the first step in engaging early career graduates from across disciplines who had a connection with research relating to Svalbard....

Awarded: NOK 0.50 mill.

Project Period: 2021-2022

Location: Viken

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Svalbard Science Conference Glaciology Flagship workshop:

The workshop seeks to draw on the collective expertise of a diverse group of experienced researchers, and aims to forge more long-lasting contacts to enhance the interdisciplinary collaboration portfolio of the group, encourage transfer of knowledge and expertise within Norway and internationally...

Awarded: NOK 83,444

Project Period: 2021-2022

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Revisiting the Kongsfjorden algal vegetation from 2012

The Arctic is facing the climate change harder than any other parts of the northern hemisphere. The West Spitsbergen current is transporting warm water from the Gulf Stream resulting in decreased ice conditions, even in the fjords during winter. This reduction in sea ice leads to less ice scourin...

Awarded: NOK 44,000

Project Period: 2021-2021

Location: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Predicting vegetation change through gradients in space and time

The strong warming of the Arctic threaten to completely change the biodiversity and ecosystem functions within the arctic displacing large parts of the current communities. Two apparent patterns of vegetation community change have been discovered from experimental and long term monitoring of Arct...

Awarded: NOK 40,284

Project Period: 2021-2022

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

HYDROLOGICAL EFFECTS ON THE VARIABILITY AND EMERGENT HOT MOMENTS IN METABOLISM OF A HIGH ARCTIC LAKE

Regarded as a persistent source of carbon to the atmosphere, high latitude lakes can also represent an important sink for atmospheric CO2. In fact, these lakes are likely alternating between being CO2 sources and sinks depending on the timing and magnitude of OM inputs, catchment characteristics ...

Awarded: NOK 65,380

Project Period: 2021-2022

Location: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Ocean Data Dojo - Building competence in FAIR data management in marine research and citizen science

The Ocean Data Dojo will engage experts in Arctic data collection in ocean sciences, Citizen Science for Arctic communities, and scientific data management. The aim is to develop a joint understanding of the current practices and gaps in the data delivery chain from research driven ice-ocean obs...

Awarded: NOK 0.20 mill.

Project Period: 2021-2023

Location: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Structure and emplacement mechanisms of the large sill complexes of central Isfjorden

The aim of the proposed project is to initiate a new research project and collaboration in order to use Svalbard geology as world-class case study for studying the complex processes of magma emplacement in the Earth’s crust. The principle of magma emplacement processes seems quite straightforward...

Awarded: NOK 80,000

Project Period: 2021-2022

Location: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Levels and Potential DNA damage of Organohalogenated Contaminants in blood from three Arctic Seabirds species

Svalbard is an important study site for the effects of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) which avian species accumulate high levels of, due to the high deposition of POPs in the Arctic environment. Together with experienced researchers, blood samples will be collected from 15-20 kittiwakes in ...

Awarded: NOK 34,047

Project Period: 2021-2022

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Mechanisms underlying climate-driven shifts in plant phenology and abundance and the link to population performance of a large herbivore

Climate change is rapidly altering patterns of precipitation and temperature (Van Pelt et al. 2016), causing shifts in plant phenology and resource availability for large herbivores (Bjorkman et al. 2020). In the Arctic, weather patterns are increasingly characteristic of earlier springs and dela...

Awarded: NOK 70,000

Project Period: 2021-2022

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Longyearbyen Snow and Avalanche Monitoring with Automated Terrestrial Laser Scanning (RiS ID: 11630)

Snow Scan aims at developing a proof-of-concept automated terrestrial laser scanning (ATLS) system to monitor snow and avalanches in the Longyeardalen and Adventdalen valleys of central Svalbard. The spatiotemporal distribution of snow in avalanche starting zones is a critical factor controlling ...

Awarded: NOK 77,000

Project Period: 2021-2022

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Analysis of heavy metals and nutrients in lake water and inlet and outlet streams of Lake Sarsvatnet, Ny-Ålesund (RiS-ID: 11627)

This AFG-project involves sampling activity for my master thesis with the aim to collect water samples from Sarsvatnet (Ny-Ålesund area) and surrouding streams to study the contribution of long-range pollutants to a limnic environment close to a glacial system. For the past several decades, the t...

Awarded: NOK 26,751

Project Period: 2021-2022

Location: Viken

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

LOng-Range transport of pollutants to Arctic area by Seabirds RiS-ID: 11631

This AFG project (RIS-ID 11631) involves sampling connected to my master thesis dealing with migratory seabirds as potential source for long-range transport of pollutants to the arctic environment beeing a part of a larger research activity at Department of Chemistry NTNU. Migratory seabirds have...

Awarded: NOK 36,166

Project Period: 2021-2022

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Assessment of Endocrine effects of POPs and heavy metals on an Arctic char population in the Arctic Lake Diesetvatnet RiS-ID: 11617

This AFG project (RIS-ID 11617) involves sampling activity for my master thesis dealing with endocrine disruptive effects on Arctic char. Among the pollutants that will be investigated are a selection of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and some heavy metals such as mercury (Hg), arsenic (As)...

Awarded: NOK 45,344

Project Period: 2021-2022

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

GOT_SURGE: GNSS observations of the developing surge on Kongsvegen

In the coming century, dynamic ice loss from glaciers and ice sheets likely will represent the largest contribution to global sea level rise. Sudden changes in dynamic behavior (of which surging is an extreme end member) still are poorly understood. One of the reasons why glaciologists have been ...

Awarded: NOK 78,532

Project Period: 2021-2022

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Interactive Field Experiences with an Augmented Smart Table (IFEAST), RiS ID 11596

IFEAST will create a dynamic and user-proof presentation device for researchers, students and others to create interactive field experiences with an augmented smart table. New photogrammetry data will be used to create digital outrop models and 360 degree images of important geoscientific sites. ...

Awarded: NOK 50,000

Project Period: 2021-2021

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Photophysiological responses of sea ice algae to changes in salinity (PRS)

Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is rapidly changing and its surface waters are expected to freshen due to climate warming. This is likely to affect the algal communities living within it, with uncertain consequences for the Arctic marine ecosystem its biogeochemistry. The PRS project will assess the ...

Awarded: NOK 79,982

Project Period: 2021-2022

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Investigation of connections between diet change and environmental pollutants in black-legged kittiwake in Kongsfjorden, RiS ID 11573

In my master's thesis I will look at timeseries of levels of pollutants and timeseries of diet-samples from black-legged kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) from Kongsfjorden. I will investigate if the observed shift in diet for the kittiwakes, from Arctic to Atlantic species, has an affect on contamin...

Awarded: NOK 36,289

Project Period: 2021-2022

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Coastal erosion on the Brøgger peninsula, Svalbard; RiS ID 11582

Costal erosion is highly affected by sea ice duration and the thermal regime in the coastal rock walls. With the retreat of sea ice and a warming of permafrost temperatures, coastal erosion is likely to change. This is also expected for the coastal line of Brøgger peninsula, Svalbard. In this pr...

Awarded: NOK 79,000

Project Period: 2021-2021

Location: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Sedimentary facies analysis and architecture of alluvial fan systems within rift basin, Billefjorden Trough, Svalbard

A field campaign in summer 2021 aiming at collection of data which will result in sedimentary logs, geological sketches, measurements of orientation of bedding and records of paleo-transport indicators from three different study sites: in the area of Petuniabukta, Pyramiden and Lykteneset. Additi...

Awarded: NOK 61,080

Project Period: 2021-2022

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Multispectral analysis of the vegetation in "cadaver decomposition island" from reindeer on Svalbard – can drones be used to detect cadaver?

This project will study how the vegetation changes in and around the "cadaver decomposition island" (CDI), in relation to areas without cadaver decomposition. During the decomposition process, the area where the carcass is located will consist of bare soil, while the vegetation around the carcass...

Awarded: NOK 36,119

Project Period: 2021-2022

Location: Nordland - Nordlánnda

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Snow bunting reproduction in a changing environment: effects of altered predation rates versus earlier spring onset (RiS ID 11613)

This project focuses on the effects of, and potential interplay between, advanced timing of spring onset and changes in predation pressure by the Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) on breeding dates and reproductive success of snow buntings (Plectrophenax nivalis) in Adventdalen. Spring onset and early ...

Awarded: NOK 47,720

Project Period: 2021-2022

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Monitoring of the Longyearelva river and river delta focusing on the potential effects of climate change, Svalbard. RiS ID: 11641

The aim of this project is to continue investigating and monitoring the hydro- and geological system and the dynamical changes of Longyearelva, Svalbard. It is a continuation of the 2020 project “Sediment Erosion and Transport in the Longyearelva catchment system, Svalbard” by Martin Løvaas, NTNU...

Awarded: NOK 30,187

Project Period: 2021-2022

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage