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POLARPROG-Polarforskningsprogram

GOSOUTH - Polar research sabbatical from Longyearbyen, Svalbard to Bremen, Germany

I plan to spend one year (August 2023 to July 2024) on sabbatical at the Geodynamics of the Polar Regions (GEOPOL; https://www.geopol.uni-bremen.de/) at the University of Bremen, being invited by the group leader Prof. Dr. Cornelia Spiegel-Behnke. The overall aim of the research stay is to provid...

Tildelt: kr 0,44 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2023-2024

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Nitrate mobilization during the melt season in Central Spitsbergen

Although Arctic soils store approximately half of the global nitrogen stock, research on nitrogen and its integration into active biochemical cycles is limited. Climate warming, which is amplified in the polar regions and particularly on Svalbard, is leading to a deepening of the active layer of ...

Tildelt: kr 79 999

Prosjektperiode: 2023-2023

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Effects of goose grubbing, rain-on-snow events and warming on soil arthropods and plant matter decomposition RiS12131

The High Arctic systems are changing rapidly with increased temperatures, winter rain and increasing goose populations, and subsequent grubbing. Increases in grubbing, icing and warming will all change the conditions for soil dwelling animals, and through them affect soil nitrogen mineralisation ...

Tildelt: kr 61 999

Prosjektperiode: 2023-2023

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

A warmer future: how warming and increased herbivore pressure affect vegetation change in the High Arctic, RiS ID 10030

The International Tundra Experiment (ITEX) aims to study changes in vegetation by artificially warming the tundra using open-top chambers. On Svalbard, one experiment within this network is the long-term monitoring site in Endalen, encompassing both experimentally warmed and unwarmed plots as wel...

Tildelt: kr 78 999

Prosjektperiode: 2023-2023

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Response of the microfossil community to the Permo-Triassic climate crisis (RiS ID 12072)

The Permo-Triassic climate crisis caused the most catastrophic extinction of marine life, with an estimated species loss of 81-95% [1]. Several environmental changes have been hypothesised as extinction drivers, but their direct role in extinction is heavily debated, and the link to the fossil re...

Tildelt: kr 99 999

Prosjektperiode: 2023-2023

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Effect of ambient light on the protist community during Arctic polar night.

We are deeply interested in protist rhodopsin expression in various light treatments, and suspect that gene expression will vary greatly. Recent genomic analyses have revealed the presence of numerous rhodopsins in marine eukaryotes, and surprisingly, green and blue-light absorbing rhodopsins fr...

Tildelt: kr 93 999

Prosjektperiode: 2023-2023

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Magma-fault interactions in central Spitsberger. (RiS -ID:12138)

Investigating magma and fault interactions, mainly focusing on the Vinodden-Gipshuken areas. Main methods include field mapping, digital mapping, geochemistry and petrology on dolerites.

Tildelt: kr 63 999

Prosjektperiode: 2023-2023

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Effect of river runoff in phytoplankton blooms in Adventfjorden (ERiPA)

This project will focus on the effect river runoff has on the seasonal plankton bloom of an arctic fjord, using Adventfjorden, Svalbard as a model system. Water column sampling will be conducted every two weeks in the timeperiod April 2023-September 2023 at two stations; one marine (IsA time seri...

Tildelt: kr 98 999

Prosjektperiode: 2023-2023

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Investigating the active layer ice content and resulting thaw dynamics in Adventdalen. RiS ID 12143.

This M.Sc. thesis project aims at quantifying how well remotely sensed ground deformation captures the ice/water content of the active layer in different landforms/ground conditions. It will further be investigated if assimilating the remotely sensed ground deformation into the permafrost model C...

Tildelt: kr 52 999

Prosjektperiode: 2023-2023

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Refraction seismic investigations in Longyearbyen

Permafrost is warming around the globe, leading to increased geotechnical issues and geohazards in permafrost areas. This is particularly relevant in Svalbard, as it is the fastest warming place on the planet. The PermaMeteoCommunity project (RiS ID 11804) is working to create a climate change re...

Tildelt: kr 67 999

Prosjektperiode: 2023-2023

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Effect of heavy rainfall events on soil faunal communities and soil characteristics across Svalbard ecosystems - T-REX project -RiS ID 11968

Climate change will alter precipitation regimes. In a warming climate, precipitation across the Arctic will increase and become more variable. A larger proportion of precipitation will fall as rain rather than snow and extreme summer rainfall events are expected to occur more frequently. There is...

Tildelt: kr 35 999

Prosjektperiode: 2023-2023

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Effect of Extreme Rainfall on Soil Thermal Regime and Tundra Ecology across Landscape Gradients - RiS ID 11968

In a warming climate, precipitation across the Arctic will increase and become more variable and extreme summer rainfall events are expected to occur more frequently. There is little experimental evidence of the impacts of such rainfall extremes on Arctic ecosystems. In the intended project we wi...

Tildelt: kr 99 999

Prosjektperiode: 2023-2023

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Constraining the geometry of Diabasodden Suite sills using joint and fracture network properties

SillProx will develop and test a methodology for estimating the geometry of magmatic intrusions where obscured and/or eroded boundaries do not allow for standard visual methods.If proven succesful we envision this method being of great use to many researchers in the volcanological and igneous geo...

Tildelt: kr 99 999

Prosjektperiode: 2023-2023

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Impact of heavy rainfall events on forage quality and grazing dynamics of Svalbard herbivores.

In this project we will use an experimental setup on sites with different topographic positions to simulate heavy rainfall events in the early summer. We will measure the plant and moss composition and growth as well as active herbivory. This will be done on experimental plots as well as on contr...

Tildelt: kr 24 999

Prosjektperiode: 2023-2023

Sted: 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. While harvesting has historically been the primary stressor for Svalbard reindeer populations, climate change will likely be ...

Tildelt: kr 95 999

Prosjektperiode: 2023-2023

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

STABILITY OF CULTURAL HERITAGE IN SVALBARD IN A GLOBAL WARMING RiS 12106

This MSc Thesis project is going to look at the stability of cultural heritage foundations and other infrastructures. The project is located in Svalbard as all study objects are physically located in Svalbard. The study objects are related to technical-industrial heritage and are the prioritised ...

Tildelt: kr 99 999

Prosjektperiode: 2023-2023

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

The effects of warming climate on parasite-reindeer dynamics in the Arctic. RiS ID: 11856

Parasite and hence parasite-host interactions might change under changing abiotic conditions. A highly understudied but important factor in understanding host-parasite dynamics under a changing climate is how behaviour of parasites and hence contact with hosts could change under a changing climat...

Tildelt: kr 89 999

Prosjektperiode: 2023-2023

Sted: Svalbard

STIM-OA-Stimuleringstiltak for åpen tilgang

UNIS Article Processing Charges 2021

Søknad om dekking av kostnader til publisering av artikler i tidsskrift med fullverdig åpen tilgang

Tildelt: kr 21 000

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Deposition and Preservation of Carbonates in Tectonically Active Regimes (RiS ID: 11784).

Following the breakup of the Caledonian orogeny, Svalbard experienced extension and strike-slip tectonics forming a complex network of basement highs and sedimentary basins. Within geology it is important to have models of how uplift and subsidence around large-scale lineaments influences deposit...

Tildelt: kr 93 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Geochronology, geochemistry, and geometry of igneous intrusions at Wallenbergfjellet, Svalbard

The fieldwork in 2022 is a part of my PhD thesis, which aims to address some of the key knowledge gaps present about the High Arctic Large Igneous Province (HALIP) on Svalbard. The High Arctic Large Igneous Province is a prominent feature in the Arctic, with large volumes of magma erupted and emp...

Tildelt: kr 99 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2023

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Using SVALGREEN for research and higher education - interdisciplinary cooperation in a Pan-Arctic perspective combining SIOS and GIOS

The SVALGREEN project focus on optimizing the collaboration and thus use of the existing research infrastructures across the largest climatic gradient in the Arctic, between warm Svalbard and cold Greenland, as organised in the long-term SIOS (Svalbard Integrated Earth Observing System) and GIOS ...

Tildelt: kr 0,25 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2023

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Svalbard Warm Arctic Paleoclimate Laboratory – Providing High Arctic Palaeoclimate time series through research collaboration

The Paleocene – Eocene (66-33.9 mio years BP) geological record of Svalbard is a globally unique deep time paleoclimate archive. This time interval was a period of high atmospheric CO2 levels and a warm greenhouse climate and the best existing analogue for projected near future warming. This reco...

Tildelt: kr 0,50 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2024

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Drivers of flagellate dominance in Arctic fjords, RiS ID 11813

The project aims to identify drivers of phytoplankton community structures in Arctic fjords. In particular, I study under which conditions a bloom is dominated by flagellates and under which conditions by diatoms. I will combine multivariate statistics on existing time series data in Greenland an...

Tildelt: kr 97 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Mercury dynamics in Svalbard terrestrial ecosystems, RiS ID 11828.

Frozen Arctic soils have been found to store large amounts of mercury (Hg), a highly toxic metal. As the permafrost is thawing due to climate change, it is suggested that this mercury could release from the soil, potentially becoming available to the terrestrial food web. Methylated mercury (MeHg...

Tildelt: kr 73 300

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Who is there? - Unravelling the biodiversity of sympagic meiofauna in Svalbard

It is undeniable that sea ice conditions and extent are changing. Formation of fjordic sea ice has become unreliable, the season has changed with later onset of freezing and earlier melt, and much uncertainty evolves around how this will affect the community that inhabits the microscopic brine ch...

Tildelt: kr 48 073

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Gravity profiling across the Billefjorden Fault Zone, RiS-ID 11832

This project is a part of a 30 ECTS master thesis conducted at the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. The fieldwork consists of gravity measurements along several profile lines around the area of Billefjorden on 20-24 of April 2022. The gravity data will be complemented with magnetic measurem...

Tildelt: kr 55 813

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Drone-mapping Surging Glaciers in Svalbard, RIS-ID 11861

Surging glaciers are of great interest as their behavior gives insights into glacier dynamic processes. Svalbard is one of the few clusters in the world where surging glaciers exist. Recently, two glacier systems that are easily accessible from Longyearbyen started surging. This project will use ...

Tildelt: kr 49 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2023

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Valley sea breeze in Adventdalen, RIS ID 11839

Renewable energy research is a developing field in the Arctic and especially at UNIS. The environmental and meteorological conditions are different from lower latitudes. In my PhD, I investigate meteorological phenomena which are relevant to renewable energy. One aspect of this are local wind cir...

Tildelt: kr 57 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Ice-Free Arctic Ocean: Dead end or new opportunities for Calanus finmarchicus (DENOC), RiS ID 11850

The Arctic Ocean is changing to a warmer and ice-free state, which may lead to substantial changes in biodiversity and ecosystem structures. An Atlantification of the zooplankton community is ongoing, but at which rate is poorly known at present stage. The aim of this project is to 1) determine t...

Tildelt: kr 74 041

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Rehabilitation of cableway posts, cultural herritage in Longyearbyen as a part of PCCH-Artic, Ris ID 11866

Rehabilitation of cableway posts in Longyearbyen. Find a better and more economical solution for the rehabilitation that may be used on more than one structure. Do temperature measurement and soil investigations for design of the foundation. For further information see the project description (...

Tildelt: kr 20 994

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Svalbard