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SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Krill CHronobiology in a changing Arctic Sea Ecosystem (KrillCHASE); RIS ID 11368

Biological clocks are central to all living systems providing an innate measure of time so that organisms can anticipate and adapt to cyclic changes in their environment. The circadian clock is synchronized by temporal cues such as daily light/dark cycle or photoperiod. However, the Arctic enviro...

Tildelt: kr 64 565

Prosjektperiode: 2020-2022

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Multi-physical Detection of Along-fault CO2 Migration through cap rock shales

On Svalbard, the UNIS CO2 Lab (http://co2-ccs.unis.no/) operates the Longyearbyen CO2 Lab, a pilot-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) research & development (R&D) programme. Several boreholes penetrate the targeted reservoir and top seal (i.e., cap rock), and extensive characterisation of the...

Tildelt: kr 41 023

Prosjektperiode: 2020-2020

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Investigation of thermo-mechanical properties of sea ice, RiS ID 11408

The project is focused on the investigation of ice actions on coastal zone in Spitsbergen. In particular the project work includes laboratory experiments and in-situ measurements of deformations of land fast ice caused by changes of the air temperature and freezing of sea water in tidal cracks. T...

Tildelt: kr 48 999

Prosjektperiode: 2020-2020

Sted: 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...

Tildelt: kr 47 224

Prosjektperiode: 2020-2022

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

AUTO: Secrets of success in Saxifraga oppositifolia, RiS ID 11070

In this project I aim to investigate consequences of autopolyploidy on phenotypic variation, with focus on reproductive strategy and reproductive output. I will use the circumpolar, arctic-alpine species Saxifraga oppositifolia (Saxifragaceae), as study system, where two main ploidy levels are kn...

Tildelt: kr 45 547

Prosjektperiode: 2020-2020

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Plant communities mediate climate effects on active layer depth

This study will investigate the influence of plant communities dominated by vascular plants vs moss-dominated communities under different climate regimes. As yet we know very little about insulation capacity in these contrasting plant communities. Furthermore, we also do not know which vegetation...

Tildelt: kr 43 405

Prosjektperiode: 2020-2020

Sted: 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...

Tildelt: kr 76 999

Prosjektperiode: 2020-2020

Sted: 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...

Tildelt: kr 28 999

Prosjektperiode: 2020-2020

Sted: 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 ...

Tildelt: kr 28 999

Prosjektperiode: 2020-2020

Sted: 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...

Tildelt: kr 66 999

Prosjektperiode: 2020-2024

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

51st International Arctic Workshop 2021 in Svalbard

Initiated at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) at the University of Colorado in 1970, and held at international venues specialising in Arctic Science every odd year and back at INSTAAR every even year, the International Arctic Workshop (IAW) is an annual event focussing on all...

Tildelt: kr 0,19 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2020-2023

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

A method to identify sea-ice breakup: a pilot study

This pilot study is aimed to bring together experts in wave and ice dynamics to develop a methodology to identify the exact instant at which sea-ice cracks or breaks. To develop a systematic approach to measure wave-induced sea-ice breakup international collaboration is vital because: (i) the lac...

Tildelt: kr 0,42 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2020-2022

Sted: Svalbard

STIM-OA-Stimuleringstiltak for åpen tilgang

STIM-OA UNIS 2018

Søknad om støtte til å dekke artikkelavgifter (APC) fra 2018.

Tildelt: kr 13 000

Prosjektperiode: 2019-2019

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Workshop to promote international and interdisciplinary integration of SIOS research infrastructure and prioritise investment

SIOS is an international consortium of research institutions that conduct Earth System Science (ESS) research in and around Svalbard. Members of SIOS cooperate to create an integrated observing system for ESS, in which core state-variables are measured over time and made available to all members ...

Tildelt: kr 88 697

Prosjektperiode: 2019-2020

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

High resolution Holocene climate and paleoenvironmental reconstruction from Adventdalen, Svalbard based on OSL dating of loess.

A Holocene sediment package, consisting of periglacial windblown sediment (Loess) is located in Adventdalen on Svalbard. The purpose of the project is to extract cores from 2-4 localities in Adventdalen and use Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) dating to date the samples. Loess can generall...

Tildelt: kr 5 101

Prosjektperiode: 2019-2020

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Personalities in fear behaviour: relevance for management. RiS ID: 11153

Geese differ in their reaction to human disturbance. Previous work has linked the degree of reaction to personality and habituation. In Kongsfjorden (near Ny-A°lesund), there is a marked population of barnacle geese which have been tested for different personality traits. Now, we want to make a l...

Tildelt: kr 45 653

Prosjektperiode: 2019-2020

Sted: Svalbard

POLARPROG-Polarforskningsprogram

Climatic forcing of terrestrial methane gas escape through permafrost in Svalbard

Frigjøring av metan fra det aktive laget over permafrosten er kjent som en potensielt skadelig klimagasskilde. Derimot har vi liten forståelse for hvordan dypere metankilder i og under permafrosten kan nå atmosfæren. Opptining av permafrost og isbreer er to klimadrevne prosesser som kan forårsake...

Tildelt: kr 9,5 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2019-2022

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Glacial impacts on lacustrine ecology, geophysical systems and pollutant chemistry in the high Arctic. RiS ID 11159.

LEGACY aims to explore a new dimension to the dialogue around the impacts of climate change and pollutants in the Arctic. Are melting glaciers acting as sources of legacy pollutants? Do these released pollutants accumulate in Arctic lake environments? And how will climate change affect future pol...

Tildelt: kr 58 476

Prosjektperiode: 2019-2020

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Persistent organic pollution in thawing permafrost

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are organic chemical substances produced as pesticides, industrial chemicals and industrial unintentional by-products. POPs retain particular physical and chemical properties such that, once discharged into the environment, they remain intact for exceptionally...

Tildelt: kr 64 610

Prosjektperiode: 2019-2020

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Kongsvegen Glacier Surge Dynamics RIS 10933

The aim of this project is to collect data to test a new theory of glacier surges - enthalpy cycling theory. The theory predicts that surges occur where frictional heating creates heat and meltwater (enthalpy) faster than it can be lost. This prediction will be tested for Kongsvegen, a glacier kn...

Tildelt: kr 75 999

Prosjektperiode: 2019-2019

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Caprock integrity evaluation of the lower Agardhfjellet Formation for CO2 sequestration purposes at Deltaneset, Svalbard (RiS-ID: 11145)

The shale of the Agardhfjellet Formation is the time-equivalent to Hekkingen Formation in the Barents Sea and Draupne Formation in the North Sea. It is therefor interesting to perform a complete integrity evaluation of the Agardhfjellet Formation as a potential caprock for future CO2 sequestratio...

Tildelt: kr 49 391

Prosjektperiode: 2019-2020

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Nunataks as an island model system within the island - Dispersal of Saxifraga oppositifolia. RiS ID: 11166

Saxifraga oppositifolia will be sampled from nunataks, to explore the gene flow between populations and to find out whether nunataks function as islands within the island of Spitsbergen. In addition, dispersal and colonisation of S. oppositifolia can be related to environmental factors, since pop...

Tildelt: kr 38 636

Prosjektperiode: 2019-2020

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Using UAVs to investigate effects of crevasses upon glacier surface melting, RiS-ID 11148

The project involves the novel application of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to overcome the hazards associated with studying the effect of crevasses upon glacier surface melting. Firstly, we will derive a function with which a UAV can be used to estimate wind speed and direction. Secondly, we w...

Tildelt: kr 77 999

Prosjektperiode: 2019-2020

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Deposition History of Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in a Svalbard Ice Core (RiS ID 11121)

This project aims to produce a long-term record of the historical deposition of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Svalbard. PFAS are a toxic anthropogenic organic contaminant and have been identified by the Arctic Monitoring Assessment Programme (AMAP) as one of the major chemicals of emerging ...

Tildelt: kr 46 999

Prosjektperiode: 2019-2019

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Influence of distributed snow and firn cover evolution on glacier surface mass change., RIS ID 11152

The glaciers of Svalbard are undergoing profound change due to climate forcing. Precipitation and temperature changes are leading to changes in the timing and duration of the melt period, the type of ice undergoing accumulation (firn versus frozen liquid precipitation or snowmelt) and the overall...

Tildelt: kr 74 999

Prosjektperiode: 2019-2019

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Depositional and structural characterization of a breccia system in northern Billefjorden, Svalbard (RiS ID: 10929)

As part of my Master thesis I plan to accomplish an event stratigraphic log, acquisition of structural data and a 3D photogrammetry survey of the breccia body in Mimerbukta in order to get a better understanding of the depositional and structural evolution of the breccia and to compare the brecci...

Tildelt: kr 27 999

Prosjektperiode: 2019-2019

Sted: Svalbard

FRIMEDBIO-Fri prosj.st. med.,helse,biol

Blue Ice Oases of Microbial Life on the Antarctic Ice Sheet

Det østlige Antarktis-isdekket er jordens største ferskvannsøkosystem, som inneholder bakterier, alger, virus og andre mikrober som transporteres dit med vind og distribueres av isstrømmer. Vi studerer hvordan mikroorganismer overlever i isen ved å hente prøver fra gammel breis (mange tusen år ga...

Tildelt: kr 9,8 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2019-2023

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

SVALBARD ROCK VAULT: From vision towards reality: a pilot project for 2019-2020

The Svalbard Rockvault project is an initiative to archive and protect unique geological material acquired on Svalbard primarily through drilling activity, but also by geological sampling and geophysical acquisition campaigns. National institutions around the globe are in charge of saf...

Tildelt: kr 0,44 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2019-2022

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Sustainable Svalbard Coasts

Nearshore waters are among the most productive regions in the Arctic and the coastal zone has always been the preferred ecotype for humans in the area. De-icing and continued warming will allow colonization of the intertidal zone by Arctic and boreal flora and fauna. Disappearance of coastal sea ...

Tildelt: kr 0,31 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2019-2021

Sted: Svalbard

MARINFORSK-Marine ressurser og miljø

De-icing of Arctic Coasts: Critical or new opportunities for marine biodiversity and Ecosystem Services?

I dette prosjektet har vi satt sammen et sterkt pan-arktisk og tverrfaglig team fra Norge, Polen, Kanada, USA og Danmark for å bestemme biodiversitet og sosio-økologiske konsekvenser av endringen fra frosne til isfrie kyster året rundt i Arktis. Myndighetene, næringslivet, miljøorganisasjoner, og...

Tildelt: kr 3,4 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2019-2022

Sted: Svalbard