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SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Long term monitoring of polar bears on Svalbard RIS-12380 (linked to RIS 2381)

Environmental conditions have changed dramatically in the Svalbard region; sea-ice is declining in extent and thickness; glacier fronts are reduced, and anthropogenic activities are increasing in intensity and extent. These changes impact polar bear habitat use and potentially their fitness throu...

Awarded: NOK 48,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Glacier Surface Topography Mapping for Satellite Radar Altimetry

Radar altimeter satellite missions such as CryoSat-2, Sentinel-3, and the upcoming CRISTAL are widely used for monitoring key parameters of land ice such as glacier mass balance change. The uncertainties of the data from these satellites produced over more complex ice caps and glaciers are poorly...

Awarded: NOK 96,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Field validation of spatially predictive reindeer carrion distribution models, RiS ID 11512

Carrion is a patchy resource in ecological systems, and assessing the distribution and biomass quantity in a system is a fundamentally unanswered question. Our project has gathered spectral data in previous field campaigns in an attempt to detect reindeer carcasses in open, treeless systems by th...

Awarded: NOK 56,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Nordland - Nordlánnda

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

The geomorphic signature of ancient ice shelves in Isfjorden, Spitsbergen, RiS ID12367

This research project aims to explore the historical presence of ice shelves along Isfjorden, Svalbard, and their impact on regional and global climate systems. It plans to investigate unexplored topographies that indicate to reveal the interaction between an ice shelf with an ice-free coast duri...

Awarded: NOK 57,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Svalbard

TEKNOKONVERGENS-Teknologikonvergens - grensesprengende forskning og radikal innovasjon

Ansvarlig Radikal Innovasjon: Nettverk og læringsArena

ARINA er en kompetanse- og læringsarena for Forskningsrådets teknologikonvergensportefølje. Nettverket fortsetter og utdyper porteføljeprosjektenes eget arbeid med ansvarlig radikal innovasjon. På denne måten koordineres og støttes arbeidet for transformative prosesser i norsk F&I, i retning av a...

Awarded: NOK 2.0 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2028

Location: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Arctic kelp production and fate (BlueArc field sampling) RIS 12373

Over 20% of the world’s kelp forests occur along Arctic coastlines, yet shifts in the structure and ecological function of these habitats as a result of climate change are poorly understood. Kelp forests are highly productive ecosystems and are expected to contribute significantly to global carbo...

Awarded: NOK 98,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Arctic Cosmic Ray neutron Observations for large-Scale Sensing of SWE (ACROSS-SWE), RiS ID 12378

The project ACROSS-SWE aims to implement a snow calibration on a Cosmic Ray Neutron Sensor (CRNS) that is placed above the snow cover on the Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard. Up to this point the approach has never been applied to an Arctic CRNS station and will provide valuable insights into Arcti...

Awarded: NOK 0.11 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

The effect of grubbing and heavy winter rainfall on mycorrhizal mycelium production

Mycorrhizal fungi play a crucial role for both plant nitrogen uptake and ecosystem carbon dynamics and storage. Most of the stored carbon in Arctic soils could be derived from mycorrhizal mycelium rather than from plant litter. As the Arctic carbon storage is suspected to be a crucial factor for ...

Awarded: NOK 51,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

The role of vegetation distribution on facies architectural and sequence stratigraphic development of the Palaeocene Firkanten Formation.

The study focuses on how coastal environments control or are controlled by vegetation distribution; collectively, these are particularly sensitive to climate change, with the geomorphology and position of the shoreline being closely linked with local hydrology and associated vegetation distributi...

Awarded: NOK 63,999

Project Period: 2024-2025

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Who is where? - Unravelling the biodiversity of sympagic meiofauna in and around Svalbard

Sympagic (=ice) meiofauna is an indispensable part of a very complex food web in the Arctic, playing a crucial role for many ice-associated organisms and the whole Arctic ecosystem since sympagic meiofauna comprise primarily of larval stages of seafloor and open-water living animals. But Arctic s...

Awarded: NOK 76,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Improving Snow Data Assimilation with Satellite Altimetry

Despite its vital role in modulating the energy and water balance budget, snow distributions in time and space remain poorly understood. The project aim is to improve the current snow data assimilation state-of-the-art methods by adding snow depth observations from the satellite altimeter ICESat-...

Awarded: NOK 0.12 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Calanus species complexity in the transitional fjord system Isfjorden: from cold Arctic to warm Atlantic climate.

The West Spitsbergen Current carries warm and salty Atlantic water (AW) northwards, and with high input of AW, more Calanus finmarchicus is transported to the Arctic. Isfjorden is strongly impacted by Atlantic inflow and is ice-free year-round, except the innermost part, Billefjorden, with a sha...

Awarded: NOK 0.11 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2025

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Arctic CH4 consumption responses to future vegetation regimes, RiS ID: 11990

The Arctic tundra is currently undergoing rapid changes with thawing permafrost and changing vegetation. One of the most pronounced effects among the vegetation is a shift towards taller plant communities and higher biomass, which can lead to increased evapotranspiration and drier soils. Methane ...

Awarded: NOK 79,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Investigation of the mercury cycle in the Arctic snowpack for model development (ris id: 12321)

The aim of this project is to investigate the processes involving mercury (Hg) at the snow-air interface in the polar regions. The dynamic exchange of Hg between the snow surface and the overlaying atmosphere in polar regions is not fully understood and not yet constrained into the one-dimensiona...

Awarded: NOK 0.11 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Hornsund’s and Storfjorden DOM Data Acquisition Campaign and Virtual Field Guide Development for Educational Research. RiS ID - 12339

This project aim to perform a systematic digitalization of eastern Spitsbergen coast, due to its excellent cretaceous sediments' exposures, and western Barentsøya-Edgeøya for their important HALIP exposures. Collecting these types of data from Hornsund’s and Storfjorden’s surroundings can provid...

Awarded: NOK 0.12 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

The transition from ductile to brittle deformation in pre-Devonian basement of the Billefjorden Fault Zone, Svalbard (RiS: 12317)

The Billefjorden Fault Zone (BFZ) is a N-S striking regional-scale long-lived lineament cropping out in central Spitsbergen. This lineament exposes multi-deformational evolution that initiated with ductile deformation preserved in the metamorphic basement. Following several phases of brittle def...

Awarded: NOK 0.12 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

DyNAflow: Colonisation dynamics of Arctic endemics across glacial landscapes

Warming in the Arctic is causing glacial retreat, which exposes deglaciated terrains to biotic colonisation. Ecological studies can provide insights into the local processes (microclimate, biotic interactions) driving the development of soil communities after glacier retreat. However, community d...

Awarded: NOK 0.10 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Arctic marine mammals in a time of climate change: a Kongsfjorden Case Study. RiS ID: 11501

The fieldwork is a component of the NFR ARK (Arktisk Klima forandring Konsekvenser) project, which focuses on impacts of global warming on Arctic endemic marine mammals. The project is using a “case-study” approach based on the Kongsfjorden-Krossfjorden ecosystem, where the objective to examine h...

Awarded: NOK 0.11 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Linking past and present surge dynamics at Borebreen from drone surveys

Svalbard has a high density of surging glaciers – marine and terrestrial glaciers which undergo cyclical changes between fast (active) and slow (quiescence) flow. During the active phase, ice discharge accelerates and mass loss increases which significantly impacts glacier mass balance. However, ...

Awarded: NOK 79,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Akershus

KLIMAFORSK-Stort program klima

Klimafestivalen Varmere Våtere Villere 2024

En bred allianse fra sivilsamfunn, næringsliv, akademia og lokale myndigheter arbeidet gjennom hele 2021 med konseptet for klimafestivalen Varmere Va°tere Villere. Vi har på rekordtid klart å etablere en ny møteplass for klimakunnskap og -diskusjon, og vil strategisk jobbe videre med å bygge en n...

Awarded: NOK 0.15 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Vestland

INNOFFARENA-Innovasjonsarena for stat og kommune

Kompetansespor

Prosjektet "Kompetansespor" tar sikte på å utforske hvordan eIDAS 2.0 vil påvirke kompetanseinnvandringsprosessene til Norge og hvilke muligheter ny teknologi gir. Med et økende behov for internasjonal kompetanse og den forestående utviklingen av eIDAS 2.0, er det avgjørende å være i forkant for ...

Awarded: NOK 0.15 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Oslo

PES-HORISONT-EU-PES Horisont Europa

AI for Open Source Software Security Certification

The main goal of CertifAIit project is to propose a holistic view on novel AI-based development technologies, data technologies and Cybersecurity compliance issues, by offering a toolset to implement secure code, easy to be integrated by third parties for releasing certified products, with a conc...

Awarded: NOK 49,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Rogaland

KLIMAFORSK-Stort program klima

Zerorapporten 2024: ZERO sjekker tempoet på vei mot 2030

I april 2022 fylte Miljøstiftelsen ZERO 20 år og i den forbindelse arrangerte vi klimatalen hvor vi lanserte «Zerorapporten ZERO 2030: Slik når vi klimamålene». I denne rapporten, som ble overrakt daværende klimaminister Espen Barth Eide, viser vi hvordan regjeringen kan nå sine mål om å kutte ut...

Awarded: NOK 0.12 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Oslo

PES-HORISONT-EU-PES Horisont Europa

DIRS - A Digital Incentivisation & Regulation PaaS and ecoSystem for controlling connected mobility services

The purpose of the project is to prove the relevance, impact power, and technical and commercial feasibility of a new digital incentivisation & regulation PaaS and ecosystem solution, DIRS. The new services delivered by the new DIRS platform will be offered to the market within 12 months from the...

Awarded: NOK 99,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Rogaland

PES-HORISONT-EU-PES Horisont Europa

A targeted radiotherapy solution for hepatic and systemic cancer, delivering a potent alpha emitter directly to the tumor

Node Pharma has developed a novel targeted radiotherapy that enables the pre-selection and treatment of liver cancer patients. Primary liver cancer is ranked as the sixth most frequently occurring, and as the third most deadly cancer type as of 2022 (Globocan). Furthermore, liver cancer is freque...

Awarded: NOK 99,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Oslo

PES-HORISONT-EU-PES Horisont Europa

PES-middler til EUROSTARS 2024, vår

EUROSTARS-prosjektet skal fremme utviklingen av en ny generasjon undervanns-skanner. Disse vil være de første mobil optiske skannere basert på høy hastighet mønster projeksjon (laser), optimalisert for inspeksjon av betong-strukturer som for eksempel fundament til offshore vindkraft anlegg. SUBSE...

Awarded: NOK 99,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Rogaland

PES-HORISONT-EU-PES Horisont Europa

Project support for Lead optimization for nomination of a preclinical development candidate for AML therapy

The PES grant will be used to engage personnel in KinSea to have dedicated time to write and coordinate the project proposal.

Awarded: NOK 99,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

PES-HORISONT-EU-PES Horisont Europa

RuralTwin PES

Writing a HE project proposal called RuralTwin. This is a follow-up proposal of NextGEOSS, (BLB was a partner and continue to maintain the resulting NextGEOSS datahub and platform), The H2020 project ILIAD developing the Digital Twin of the Ocean, BLB member of Coordination team as Innovation man...

Awarded: NOK 69,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Buskerud

PES-HORISONT-EU-PES Horisont Europa

Digital Twin for the Catchment-to-Shelf Continuum

The project addresses the critical importance of shelf seas for global societies by proposing the development of DT-Coast infrastructure. Shelf seas face various anthropogenic pressures and climate change impacts, necessitating adaptive observation and simulation strategies. The DT-Coast will inc...

Awarded: NOK 69,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Oslo

PES-HORISONT-EU-PES Horisont Europa

Advanced Remote Infrastructure System Evaluation

The ARISE platform will continually update and digitally record the maintenance and repair status of infrastructure assets. It will adopt an interoperable data-sharing approach, adhering to existing standards and contributing to standardization. Moreover, ARISE will bolster skills development, of...

Awarded: NOK 69,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Oslo