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SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

In-flame: INputs of FLuorinated compounds from Arctic MElting RiS ID: 11598

The acceleration of ice melting due to the global warming taking place on Earth might be a new involuntary source of legacy anthropogenic compounds redistribution, such as Per- and Poly-FluoroAlkyl Substances (PFASs). This mechanism is further emphasized by the Arctic amplification phenomenon, wh...

Tildelt: kr 76 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

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Analysis of trace elements, pollutants and chlorophyll in lake sediments from Sarsvatnet, Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard RIS-ID: 11604

This AFG project involves fieldwork required for my master thesis at Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management at NMBU. Main objectives of my master thesis is to study trace elements, selected pollutans and chlorophyll (proxy for algal biomass) in lake sediments from Lake...

Tildelt: kr 28 879

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

Sted: Viken

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Methodological development of near-remote sensing of vegetation dynamics and permafrost collapse

I propose to develop and test a method of monitoring vegetation change and permafrost degradation using simple field instruments and a normal digital camera. I will survey vegetation cover and take photographs with NDVI and normal cameras at 186 permanent plots in Adventdalen. Percentage cover fr...

Tildelt: kr 75 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

Sted: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

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Strain Partitioning and Decoupling in Hornsund during the Ellesmerian and Eurekan orogenies

This field excursion aims at studying strain partitioning and strain decoupling processes acting within the Adriabukta Formation in Hornsund during the Ellesmerian and Eurekan orogenies, and at refining the age of the Adriabukta Formation, which thus far was dated through palynological study of t...

Tildelt: kr 94 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

Sted: Oslo

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Early life exposure to mercury in kittiwakes breeding in Svalbard: A longitudinal study to reveal acquired levels and potential selection

The main objective of the project is to reveal the levels of the contaminants (Mercury, Hg) and where seabirds take up contaminants (spatial origin) during the first years of life. And, by using the longitudinal data- with repeated sampling within individuals from fledging (just before leaving th...

Tildelt: kr 37 105

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

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Glaciofluvial Microplastic Deposition (GMP), RiS-ID 11417

This project aims to quantify microplastic pollution (concentration, type, form) across several environmental matrices (snow, riverine sediments, marine sediments) in a populated Arctic catchment. It is a multi-year project examining year-on-year change at select stations, and how plastic debris ...

Tildelt: kr 44 095

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

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Teenagers without land: Offspring of economic migrants to Svalbard in an overheated world

There are tens of children living in the Norwegian settlement of Longyearbyen, Svalbard, who joined their parents migrating mostly for economic reasons to the high Arctic from Thailand, the Philippines and other places in the global South. Some of them stay long, become fluent in Norwegian and ca...

Tildelt: kr 68 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

Sted: Oslo

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Arctic Pingos: microbial hotspots in the cold (APPOINTED)

Arctic regions are climate sensitive and effect of change in temperature can be observed easily due to melting of ice, glacier retreat and permafrost thaws. Microorganisms are highly abundant and active in Arctic ecosystems whereas, they are the first responders for climate change crises and are...

Tildelt: kr 57 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Vestland

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Field based oil depletion processes in temperate and Arctic seawater

Oil spill preparedness is an important part in the treatment of accidental oil spills. Computer models are used to estimate the fate of the oil and help to decide for the most appropriate action. However, these models lack of field data to make their estimations more precise. Especially natural d...

Tildelt: kr 26 264

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

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Analysing the Population Structure of Arctic Waders through Genome Resequencing RiS ID: 11644

Arctic-breeding shorebirds appear to be declining at a faster rate than elsewhere in the world, a trend attributed to recent climate change (Meltofte et al., 2007; Kubelka et al., 2018). To predict how significant such population changes are, we require knowledge of how these populations have rea...

Tildelt: kr 68 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

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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...

Tildelt: kr 79 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

Sted: Svalbard

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Monitoring of the Longyearelva catchment system and the influence of permafrost degradation in moraines through climate change, RiS ID 11641

This project will continue the monitoring of hydrological processes and sediment transport in Longyearelva from 2020 by Martin Løvaas and expand to investigations further upstream towards the glaciers. Techniques including drone photography, sediment sampling, and river-gauging stations will be u...

Tildelt: kr 30 180

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

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FEATURE DETECTION IN GLACIAL CHANNELS USING MACHINE LEARNING, RIS ID 11603

For my master thesis I will be using machine learning for detecting morphological features to improve geometric reconstructions of glacial channels based on data collected from drifters. The data will be gathered from channels on the Kongsvegen glacier during a field campaign in 2021. There are t...

Tildelt: kr 83 091

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

Sted: Oslo

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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...

Tildelt: kr 74 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Svalbard

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Methane cycling in Arctic and Subarctic lake sediments

This is the main field campaign within my PhD project on methane cycling processes in Arctic lacustrine sediments. I will join the PolarCH4ives and UiB field campaign and will collect lake sediment cores from 5 lakes in the Femmilsjøen area to investigate methane production and consumption over t...

Tildelt: kr 76 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

Sted: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

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MICRONESIA SMall mICROplastics in sNow and aErosol in Svalbard IslAnds Ris ID: 11590

The aim of the project is the quantification and chemical identification of SMPs in Svalbard Islands to better comprehend their transport and pathways through the atmospheric compartment. The role of SMPs global long-scale transport and potential sources in this remote and sensitive polar area wi...

Tildelt: kr 77 446

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

Sted: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

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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...

Tildelt: kr 42 651

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

Sted: Svalbard

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Characterising sea ice algal habitat properties under thin and thick snow cover using UHI and HPLC analysis

The Arctic sea ice cover is rapidly changing due to global warming, and the need for in situ data of the response of ice algal communities, which contribute to marine food webs and influence biogeochemical cycling, is growing. There are substantial gaps in understanding the impact of climate cha...

Tildelt: kr 67 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

Sted: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

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Are yolk thiamine levels associated with stress hormones in arctic seabirds? A comparative approach among populations, species and food webs

Many seabird populations are drastically declining in Norway and internationally. The causes can be complex, but there has been an increasing foucus on disease as a potential causal factor, and especially thiamine deficiency (vitamin B1). Thiamine is essential for all living cells, and function a...

Tildelt: kr 54 001

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

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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...

Tildelt: kr 59 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Svalbard

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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...

Tildelt: kr 49 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: 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-...

Tildelt: kr 79 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Svalbard

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STudies of environmental footprint in Brøggerdalen After Rocket launching in Ny-Ålesund RiS-ID: 11599

This Arctic Field Grant will cover essential fieldwork in RIS-ID project 11599 connected to my master project within the international master program in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry at Department of Chemistry NTNU. Main goal is to study the potential impact of the recent rocket launchin...

Tildelt: kr 29 023

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

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Re-visiting the Barrovian metamorphic rocks of the Isbjørnhamna Group and equivalents (Wedel Jarlsberg Land and Sørkapp Land), RiS ID 11651

In this project, I am trying to define the tectonometamorphic evolution of the Isbjørnhamna Group and equivalent units in SW Svalbard using modern geothermobarometric and geochronological methods. The hypothesis is that the southern Wedel Jarlsberg Land is an example of a metamorphic core complex...

Tildelt: kr 73 998

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

Sted: Vestland

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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...

Tildelt: kr 54 302

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

Sted: Svalbard

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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...

Tildelt: kr 21 249

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

Sted: Svalbard

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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...

Tildelt: kr 79 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Svalbard

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Identifying subsurface processes of patterned ground and coarse-grained sediment in the high Arctic, RIS-ID 11434

My PhD project focuses on periglacial creep and periglacial erosion in cold regions of the world. Two pits in blockfields on the Norwegian mainland have so far been analysed regarding stratigraphy, sedimentology, grain morphology and mineralogy. For this Arctic fieldwork project the analysis of t...

Tildelt: kr 67 843

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

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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...

Tildelt: kr 29 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

Sted: Svalbard

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Coastal erosion on the Brøgger peninsula, Svalbard; RiS ID 11582

Costal erosion is highly affected by sea ice duration and the thermal regime in the coastal rock walls. With the retreat of sea ice and a warming of permafrost temperatures, coastal erosion is likely to change. This is also expected for the coastal line of Brøgger peninsula, Svalbard. In this pr...

Tildelt: kr 78 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Oslo