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SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Mapping and dating Holocene advances of Nansenbreen on Erdmannflya, Svalbard RiS ID 11556

A complex of paleo-glacial moraines located on the northern part of Erdmannflya (Svalbard) was formed by Nansenbreen, a surging glacier located to the north-west. The data provided by this moraine complex can be linked to the stratigraphy of the immediately adjacent lake, Straumsjøen, which is th...

Awarded: NOK 59,999

Project Period: 2021-2021

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Investigation of the spatio-temporal variability of winds in Isfjorden, RiS 11609

Vertical wind profiles will be collected utilizing a light detection and ranging (LIDAR) instrument. The LIDAR will be mounted onboard different research and commercial vessels sailing in Isfjorden. This will allow to investigate the temporal and spatial variability of winds within the marine bou...

Awarded: NOK 49,999

Project Period: 2021-2021

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Gas hydrate stability and geology linked with the occurrence of flares and pockmarks in the Svalbard fjords

While natural gas hydrates (NGH) in the off-shore provinces of Vestnesa Ridge on the continental slope west of Svalbard and Prinz Karl Forland are extensively studied, near-shore NGH potential in Svalbard fjords is poorly constrained. It is crucial to understand and estimate the presence of near-...

Awarded: NOK 79,999

Project Period: 2021-2021

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Automotive Lidar based EXploration of glacIer Caves, RiS ID 11600

The goal of ALEXIC is to thoroughly test our newly developed sensor box including the automotive lidar Ouster OS1-64 in an Arctic environment in order to assess the potential of recently emerging automotive lidar technology for several geophysical applications in the Arctic. We want to investigat...

Awarded: NOK 42,651

Project Period: 2021-2022

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Temporal variability of thermomechanical effects on fast ice covers in the arctic RiS number: 11658

The objective of this project is to study thermomechanical and tidal effects in fast ice. This research can be applied to understanding loading on coastal and marine structures. There is a desire to deepen the understanding on temporal variability on effects. Temporal variability of effects is ca...

Awarded: NOK 7,699

Project Period: 2021-2022

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Emerging Pollutants in north – western Spitsbergen Snow: concentration distribution, sources, and transport processes

After the recent report on Chemicals of emerging Arctic concern (CEACs) by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP 2017), the recent focus of international Arctic pollution research is turned towards the fate elucidation of CEACs in many Arctic countries. Recently, AMAP published a pri...

Awarded: NOK 74,999

Project Period: 2021-2021

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Investigating the impact of mechanical stratigraphy on fracture network connectedness (RIS ID: 11585)

This project aims to investigate the presence and distribution of rock fracturing in surface outcrop of the reservoir formations of the Longyearbyen CO2 Lab. By studying the fracturing directly in this rock we will gain insight into two key scientific questions: 1) How are the tectonic processes...

Awarded: NOK 54,302

Project Period: 2021-2022

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Channelling in Adventdalen, RiS ID 11606

This study investigates the wind climate in Adventdalen and Adventfjorden by identifying connections between the above-valley (large-scale) wind and the within-valley wind, both on a climatological scale and for detailed case studies. For the climatological approach, the combined wind density dis...

Awarded: NOK 21,249

Project Period: 2021-2022

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Annual and regional distribution of Pseudocalanus spp. in the Svalbard-Barents Sea region

This project will collect monthly zooplankton samples in Billefjorden at three different depths of the water column. The Pseudocalanus species are small size copepods compared to the Calanus genus, but still very large in abundance. Hence, very important. Samples will be analyzed in order to lear...

Awarded: NOK 79,999

Project Period: 2021-2021

Location: Svalbard

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 49,999

Project Period: 2021-2021

Location: Svalbard

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

Temporal and spatial variation of the benthic microbial community in the Adventelva Delta, RiS ID 11595

The climate is changing more rapidly in the Arctic than in most areas of the planet. The combination of thawing permafrost, melting glaciers, and changes in patterns of precipitation and vegetation are causing increased inputs of freshwater with organic material, sediments, and nutrients from ter...

Awarded: NOK 79,815

Project Period: 2021-2022

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Seasonality of microbial eukaryotes in the seasonally ice-covered arctic fjord Billefjorden, RiS ID 11636

Microbial eukaryotes or single-celled protists are organisms that play a fundamental role in energy flow and the cycling of elements in the marine ecosystem. Protist communities in the Arctic are highly seasonal. Despite the abundance and importance of pico- and nano- sized eukaryotes, most prot...

Awarded: NOK 91,709

Project Period: 2021-2022

Location: Svalbard

GRØNNPLATTFORM-Grønn plattform

Hybride energisystemer på Svalbard og off-grid lokasjoner med "arktiske" utfordringer - Et fornybart alternativ til diesel og kull

Hovedformålet med forprosjektet er å definere et Grønn plattform hovedprosjekt knyttet til hybride energianlegg (energianlegg bestående av ulike teknologier for energiproduksjon og -lagring) på off-grid lokasjoner på Svalbard og andre lokasjoner med arktiske utfordringer. Store Norske, sammen med...

Awarded: NOK 0.30 mill.

Project Period: 2021-2021

Location: Svalbard

FORREGION-Forskningsbasert innovasjon i regionene

Framsteg Longyearbyen

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Awarded: NOK 3.8 mill.

Project Period: 2021-2025

Location: Svalbard

POLARPROG-Polarforskningsprogram

Ground penetrating radar and 3D model acquisition of the Wilhelmøya Subgroup in Eastern Spitsbergen

This project is intended to expand the usage of outcrop digitalisation techniques to compliment contemporary field studies. The acquisition of a GPR survey of the Wilhelmøya Subgroup at Friedrichfjellet in Agardhdalen, will result in a 1.5 km2 state-of-the-art 3D GPR dataset that can be integrate...

Awarded: NOK 70,148

Project Period: 2020-2022

Location: Svalbard

POLARPROG-Polarforskningsprogram

3D modelling and interpretation of channels in the Aspelintoppen Formation, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, a facies analysis

This master thesis project aims to create further detailed information of Aspelintoppen Formation, the youngest formation in the Central Tertiary Basin on Spitsbergen, Svalbard, a foreland basin created during the West Spitsbergen Orogeny. The formation is little understood so far, as underlying ...

Awarded: NOK 25,999

Project Period: 2020-2021

Location: Svalbard

POLARPROG-Polarforskningsprogram

Glacial Loss and Methane Release from Catchments near Kongsfjorden

Vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas (GHG), are stored in subsurface sediments in the Arctic. The estimated size of these reservoirs varies greatly between studies, but it is widely agreed that a release of even a small fraction could contribute significantly to global GHG concentrati...

Awarded: NOK 90,999

Project Period: 2020-2020

Location: Svalbard

POLARPROG-Polarforskningsprogram

Neoglacial plateau ice cap behaviour in central Spitsbergen constrained by subglacially preserved vegetation

Concerns about ice retreat and warming climate are gaining importance and tentative modelling of the future is becoming essential. There is then a growing need for studying palaeo-analogues of existing ice bodies in order to better constrain models of future cryospheric response with real data. ...

Awarded: NOK 16,999

Project Period: 2020-2021

Location: Svalbard

POLARPROG-Polarforskningsprogram

Mapping and dating Holocene advances of Nansenbreen on Erdmannflya, Svalbard

This project is a part of a larger project conducted by Furze and collaborators. Erdmannflya is a peninsula located on the northern coast of Isfjorden, Svalbard. A complex of paleo-glacial moraines located on the northern part of Erdmannflya was formed by Nansenbreen, a surging glacier located to...

Awarded: NOK 20,999

Project Period: 2020-2020

Location: Svalbard

POLARPROG-Polarforskningsprogram

Svalbard Sand Volcano (SvSV)

The UNIS CO2 Lab (http://co2-ccs.unis.no/) operates the Longyearbyen CO2 Lab (LYB CO2 Lab) in Svalbard. As part of this carbon capture and storage (CCS) pilot programme, several boreholes were drilled in Adventdalen to assess the targeted reservoir and caprock (Braathen et al., 2012; Olaussen et ...

Awarded: NOK 53,999

Project Period: 2020-2021

Location: Svalbard

POLARPROG-Polarforskningsprogram

Svalbard biodiversity hotspots: origin, current connectivity, and future importance as source of colonization and genetic diversity

Biodiversity hotspots or arctic oases provide an excellent study system for evolutionary responses to climate change. Such hotspots harbour rare thermophilic survivors from earlier warmer climatic conditions (Alsos et al. 2015) that potentially can expand again under future climate change. Hotspo...

Awarded: NOK 59,999

Project Period: 2020-2020

Location: Svalbard

INTPART-International Partnerships for Excellent Education and Research

Magnetic pulsations and transients: the Sun-Earth connection and impact on the high latitude ionosphere

Solen har stor innvirkning på det nære verdensrom. Mekanismene som overfører energi fra sola til jorda er svært komplekse. Jordens magnetfelt danner en magnetosfære som skjermer jorda fra høyenergetiske partikler fra solvinden. I polområdene kan jordas magnetfelt kobles til det interplanetare mag...

Awarded: NOK 2.1 mill.

Project Period: 2020-2025

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Harmonizing Environmental Research and Monitoring of Priority Pollutants in the Svalbard Atmosphere

Pristine Arctic ecosystems are one of the most fragile and fast responding to global environmental changes, thus representing a promising "natural laboratory" for studies on global changes. Most monitoring programs and scientific studies focus on already known contaminants like polychlorinated bi...

Awarded: NOK 0.42 mill.

Project Period: 2020-2023

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Climate change induced shifts in sea ice algae nutrient content: species, community and trophic implications.

Climate change is the major threat affecting Arctic ecosystems, with trends toward increased sea surface temperatures and declining sea ice noted over the past three decades (NOAA, 2018). Sea ice microalgae form an important part of the Arctic food web, contributing up to 50% of primary productio...

Awarded: NOK 68,999

Project Period: 2020-2021

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

3D modelling and interpretation of paleochannels in the Aspelintoppen Formation, Spitsbergen, Svalbard. RiS-ID 11322

This project focuses on 3D mapping by drones and logging of Aspelintoppen Formation [Fm]. Earlier work has proved mapping to be difficult, since the outcrops have little accessibility. The formation comprises of large flood channels which cannot be mapped precisely using traditional geological fi...

Awarded: NOK 76,999

Project Period: 2020-2020

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Aerodynamic Surface Roughness of Crevassed Glaciers from UAV Mapping, RiS ID 11148

Sensible and latent heat fluxes will play an increasingly important role in the melt rate of glaciers regarding global warming. Crevasses on glaciers make the surface rougher and thus leading to more turbulence what again is expected to intensify the atmospheric heat exchange. However, energy bal...

Awarded: NOK 28,999

Project Period: 2020-2020

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Validation and Application of Novel Wind Estimation Techniques with UAVs in the Arctic

This project aims to develop the novel application of rotary wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for wind speed and direction estimation in the Arctic. The method relies on using the drone’s inertial measurements (pitch, roll, yaw angles & thrust) in a GPS-hold mode to estimate wind. The method ...

Awarded: NOK 28,999

Project Period: 2020-2020

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Deposition History of Microplastics (MPs) in a Svalbard Ice Core (RiS ID 11402)

This project will investigate the atmospheric deposition of microplastics (MPs) using a Svalbard ice core. By collaborating with international partners, this project will produce the first ever record of the temporal atmospheric deposition of MPs in the Arctic and in an ice core. The ice core rec...

Awarded: NOK 66,999

Project Period: 2020-2024

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Ice algae and meiofauna abundance and biomass in coastal sea ice of Spitsbergen, Svalbard.

Sea ice algae and meiofauna are two key components in Svalbard's ecosystem. Both play a significant role in the short food webs of the cryosphere and are highly sensible to climate warming. Various environmental parameters, including light, water temperature and salinity limit and influence their...

Awarded: NOK 47,224

Project Period: 2020-2022

Location: Svalbard