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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

MILJØFORSK-Miljøforskning for en grønn samfunnsomstilling

Enhancing resilience in a changing climate through comprehensive urban flood design

ECCO har som mål å styrke vår forståelse og tilpasning til vannrelaterte farer i urbane områder i den nordisk-baltiske regionen, med et spesifikt fokus på flom. Prosjektet har en omfattende tilnærming ved å kartlegge nedbørekstremer over hele regionen, vurdere ulike faktorer som kan forsterke fl...

Awarded: NOK 4.6 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2027

Location: Oslo

MILJØFORSK-Miljøforskning for en grønn samfunnsomstilling

GINAMO: Genetic Indicators for Nature Monitoring

Kontekst: Genetisk mangfold er grunnlaget for biologisk mangfold og avgjørende for langsiktig overlevelse, tilpasning og motstandsdyktighet for bestander, arter og økosystemer. Mens genetisk mangfold lenge har blitt neglisjert i politikk og forvaltning av biologisk mangfold, inkluderer den nåvære...

Awarded: NOK 2.9 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2027

Location: Nordland - Nordlánnda

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Geomorphology and process-interaction in previous and present climate as exemplified by Bjørndalen, Svalbard (RiS 12312)

This M.Sc. thesis project has a primary objective of mapping the geomorphology of Bjørndalen, Svalbard, to contribute to our understanding of this unique Arctic valley system. The research aims to characterize the long-term and short-term geomorphologic processes shaping the valley and analyze ho...

Awarded: NOK 54,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Chemical composition and conditions of cryoconite hole water and melting channels on glaciers with runoff to the Kongsfjorden System

Main objective of this project is a detailed analysis of snow and supraglacial meltwater, including potential alterations in the transition of supraglacial snow to water, as well as potential alterations in the transition of water in isolated to connected cryoconite holes to meltwater channels. C...

Awarded: NOK 31,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Microbial communities in ice over methane sources: a comparative study. RiS ID: 10341

The fieldwork is an integral part of my PhD project, which aims at understanding the microbiological role of the ice forming above Arctic emerged cold seeps in mitigating methane release. This fieldwork project includes sampling both terrestrial pingos in Svalbard (of which Lagoon Pingo, Adventda...

Awarded: NOK 64,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Alternative life-history and thermoregulation strategies in the Svalbard reindeer and the implications for population dynamics

With the Arctic warming nearly four times faster than the rest of the globe (Rantanen et al., 2022), resilience of Arctic ecosystems and population dynamics of Arctic species are raising concern among scientists. Svalbard reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus) is an ideal species to study the...

Awarded: NOK 67,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Akershus

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Hiding in the shadows: effects of environmental stressors on male calanoid copepods - An insider's view

Polar ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to effects caused by environmental stressors of anthropogenic origin, such as ocean acidification (OA) and ocean warming (OW), both of which are disproportionally affecting the Arctic region. Calanoid copepods of the genus Calanus are key species in th...

Awarded: NOK 0.12 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2025

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

The importance of observation error in reindeer population modelling (RiS ID 12376)

My project explores the intricate dynamics of Svalbard reindeer (R. t. platyrhynchus) populations in response to rapid climate change. Through fieldwork, including paired observations of various populations based in Reindalen, Adventdalen, and Ny-Ålesund, I aim to investigate the nuanced impacts ...

Awarded: NOK 95,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Bryophyte diversity as a driver of ecosystem functions and processes in a changing tundra, attached to the ITEX experiment, RiS ID: 10030

Studying bryophyte diversity in the high Arctic, like Svalbard, is vital due to their resilience in extreme conditions. Mosses are pioneers in colonizing newly exposed areas, offering insight into ecosystem health. They act as carbon sinks and regulate the hydrological cycle, which is crucial for...

Awarded: NOK 70,999

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Svalbard

MILJØFORSK-Miljøforskning for en grønn samfunnsomstilling

RESources in Coastal groundwater Under hydroclimatic Extremes (RESCUE)

Det er flere kilder til ferskvann: nedbør, innsjøer, elver, snø, permafrost, vanndamp, grunt grunnvann og dype grunnvannsakviferer, for å nevne noen. Det er også ferskvannsressurser under havbunnen, kjent som offshore-akviferer (se figuren til høyre). Nyere forskning anslår at volumet av vann i a...

Awarded: NOK 3.5 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2027

Location: Oslo

MILJØFORSK-Miljøforskning for en grønn samfunnsomstilling

Towards a Transnational Acoustic Biodiversity MOnitoring Network

Prosjektet "Towards a Transnational Acoustic Biodiversity Monitoring Network (TABMON)" er et banebrytende initiativ for å forbedre biodiversitetsovervåkingen i Europa. Det benytter innovativ autonom akustisk sensingsteknologi for å observere og analysere biodiversitet, spesielt med fokus på fugle...

Awarded: NOK 3.2 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2026

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

MILJØFORSK-Miljøforskning for en grønn samfunnsomstilling

Developing data management and analytical tools to integrate and advance professional and citizen science camera-trapping initiatives

Å bevare vilt i den europeiske landskap krever kontinuerlig tilgang til data av god kvalitet om deres status og distribusjon. Det er en utfordring å få tak i slike data om sky arter med lav tetthet. Nylig utvikling innen digital kamerafelle-teknologi representerer en gylden mulighet. Mye brukt av...

Awarded: NOK 3.2 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2027

Location: Innlandet

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

KLIMAFORSK-Stort program klima

Present and past climate change impacts on Norwegian fjord ecosystems

Hovedmålsetningen til prosjektet PASTIME er å finne ut hvordan miljøforandringer påvirker mikroorganismer i norske fjorder. Klimaendringer og menneskelig påvirkning har innflytelse på marint liv og på fjorders økosystem. Økt temperatur, redusert oksygennivå, og is som forsvinner fra arktiske fjor...

Awarded: NOK 10.0 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2027

Location: Vestland

FRIPRO-Fri prosjektstøtte

Uncovering the coupled fluid and solid dynamics driving highly-localized rupture in geomaterials (UNLOC)

Jordskjelv, isbrekollapser, jordras og steinskred; mange ulike naturkatastrofer innledes av et brudd som forplanter seg gjennom steinmasse eller sediment. I UNLOC vil vi utforske de fysiske fellestrekkene ved opphavet til disse ulike naturkatastrofene og beskrive de grunnleggende prosessene som s...

Awarded: NOK 8.0 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2027

Location: Oslo

IS-AUR-Samarb.progr. Norge Frankrike

Unraveling the effects of biotic interactions on snow algae behaviour

In polar regions and high-altitude mountain ranges, snow algae blooms develop during summer and form colorful surfaces in melting snow. Snow algae not only contribute to primary production and carbon dioxide absorption in snow ecosystems, but these blooms also darken the snow surface, increasing ...

Awarded: NOK 70,000

Project Period: 2024-2025

Location: Nordland - Nordlánnda

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Unravelling biogeochemical,microbial and vegetation feedbacks driving soil development and Arctic greening under a warming climate,RIS 11961

With the help of this smaller project that is part of the Arctic Greening project (RIS 11961), I want to find out if and how the Arctic cushion plant Silene acaulis adapts to different climatic conditions. For this, I have already genetic material in form of leaves from several populations across...

Awarded: NOK 0.12 mill.

Project Period: 2024-2024

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage