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SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

The Svalbard snowpack in a changing climate, RIS-ID 11142

Assess the effects of a changing climate on the snowpack in Svalbard, with focus on warmer and wetter winters. The aim is to link the climatic changes (especially heavy wintertime rain) to changes in snowpack properties like temperature and ice layers. Snowpack models are compared to field observ...

Tildelt: kr 47 823

Prosjektperiode: 2019-2020

Sted: Oslo

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Exposure of arctic seabirds to pollutants: what is the role played by individual migratory movements and non-breeding distribution?

Understanding bird contamination during this specific period is nonetheless crucial, as they can also be exposed to high pollutant levels which could affect their survival and population dynamics. Hence, the aim of my PhD is to improve our knowledge of arctic seabird contamination – mostly to Hg ...

Tildelt: kr 78 999

Prosjektperiode: 2019-2019

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

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Population genetics of reintroduced Svalbard reindeer populations (RiS-ID 11157)

My project aims to study the genetic implications of artificial reintroductions (translocations) of reindeer from Adventdalen to two areas where reindeer were locally extinct in the late 1970’s. I will supplement existing DNA (microsatellite) data with additional samples collected in the field to...

Tildelt: kr 35 640

Prosjektperiode: 2019-2020

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

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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

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Seasonal CO2 fixation in Billefjorden, chemotrophy vs phototrophy, RiS ID 10889

The aim of the project is to quantify carbon fluxes over the year using isotope labelling experiments. the focus will be on autotrophic carbon uptake via nitrification and photosynthesis. In addition, the heterotrophic carbon uptake by bacteria, arachaea, and microplankton will be measured. The m...

Tildelt: kr 72 757

Prosjektperiode: 2019-2020

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

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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

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Cooperation in remote sensing of calving glaciers, Hornsund and Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard

In 2015 and 2016, as part of the SSF projects nr. 246729 (Terrestrial radar interferometry for monitoring tidewater glaciers in Ny-Ålesund and Hornsund) and nr. 257646 (the CalvingSEIS experiment), partners from Norut, Centre for Polar Studies of the University of Silesia, Polish Academy of Scien...

Tildelt: kr 0,36 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2019-2020

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

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Kongsfjorden System Flagship Program - Creating a network for further enhancement of marine related research and monitoring in Ny-Ålesund

The Kongsfjord Flagship Program (KFP) is one of the four Ny-Ålesund flagship programs and coordinates marine research in and around Kongsfjorden and Ny-Ålesund. As marine research activities have increased lately both in scope and magnitude, and many of these activities are campaign or project ba...

Tildelt: kr 0,50 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2019-2023

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

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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

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Climate system couplings to shipping policy and investments in Svalbard and the High Arctic

This project catalyzes a new trans-Atlantic initiative building on existing expertise between the Ny-Ålesund Flagship Program on Atmosphere Research and projects on sea ice and shipping at Longyearbyen (UNIS), and interdisciplinary research funded through the United States National Science Founda...

Tildelt: kr 91 195

Prosjektperiode: 2019-2022

Sted: Nordland - Nordlánnda

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Permafrost, Rock, Ice and Snow Monitoring in the Austre Loven glacier basin (PRISM) RIS-6815

In a global change perspective, high latitude regions happen to be an important observatory where current dynamics are observed. Studying slopes in polar environments is the main focus of the PRISM project. This project specifically aims at understanding, monitoring, and modeling the spatial dime...

Tildelt: kr 59 312

Prosjektperiode: 2018-2019

Sted: Svalbard

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SOIL-WATER influence on Trace Elements and Organic Matter in River Water in Arctic (RIS-ID: 10962)

This master project has the objective to study soil-water influence on the trace elements and natural organic matter in Bayelva river in the Ny-Ålesund Svalbard. This to better understand and explain the fate of possible accumulated trace metals in the organic soil layer as well as influence of t...

Tildelt: kr 19 299

Prosjektperiode: 2018-2019

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

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The Richarddalen Complex: a part of the Southwestern Svalbard's Province in the northwest? (RiS ID:10910)

We are planning to collect a comprehensive suite of high-pressure lithologies for petrological and geochronological studies. The additional target will be shear zones, where detailed field observations, structural measurements and sampling of the mylonites will be performed. The multi-technique U...

Tildelt: kr 64 866

Prosjektperiode: 2018-2019

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

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Combining DNA metabarcoding and movement data to investigate seasonal variations in Svalbard reindeer diet

Rapid changes in the distribution and accessibility of food resources due to climate warming threatens the viability of arctic species in Svalbard ecosystem. In such conditions, the capacity to optimize feeding choice in space and time is essential for ensure survival and reproductive success. In...

Tildelt: kr 31 543

Prosjektperiode: 2018-2019

Sted: Oslo

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Workshop: Geese impact on aquatic ecosystems in a warming arctic (GIWA)

The High Arctic, including the Svalbard archipelago in the North Atlantic, has been exposed to a dramatic climate change. In addition to the direct and indirect drivers of climatic change that include rising temperatures and associated changes in hydrology and nutrient flux , there is also an gro...

Tildelt: kr 0,10 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2018-2019

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

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Effect of Microclimatic factors on Seed Production in Silene Acaulis, RiS ID 8735

This study will investigate the effect of morphology-induced microclimate on reproductive success in the cushion plant Silene acaulis in Svalbard. The study will use two different methodologies to achieve this goal: camera monitoring of flowering throughout the growth season and microsattelites t...

Tildelt: kr 18 999

Prosjektperiode: 2018-2018

Sted: Svalbard

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Bacterial communities in the cryosphere. Controls and connectivity on glaciers and sea ice RIS 10889

The aim of this project is to elucidate bacterial community structure and the forces that shape succession and diversity patterns within a Svalbard fjord (Billefjorden), influenced by sea ice and glacial meltwater inflow. Data collection in April and July will include 16sRNA sequencing, CARDFish ...

Tildelt: kr 60 730

Prosjektperiode: 2018-2019

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

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Uptake and effects of microplastics in Arctic bottom dwelling marine invertebrates

This research aims to determine and quantify uptake and effects of different types of microplastics in key sediment dwelling invertebrates inhabiting the coastal seas of Svalbard. Investigations will involve longer term experimental exposures,which simulate different scenarios. The scenatios will...

Tildelt: kr 43 999

Prosjektperiode: 2018-2018

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

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Changes of glacier facies in the Hornsund area over the last decade, RiS-ID 10917

The aim of the project is to collect in situ data necessary for validation of remote sensing analysis of glacier facies detection. Based on the results of the project and archive data of the University of Silesia - Centre for Polar Studies it will be possible to study changes of glacier facies ov...

Tildelt: kr 36 903

Prosjektperiode: 2018-2019

Sted: Oslo

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Depositional and structural characterization of a paleokarst system in the Upper Paleozoic Gipsdalen Group at Fortet, Svalbard, RiS ID 10929

As part of my Master thesis I plan to accomplish a ground-penetrating radar survey, 3D photogrammetry, acquisition of structural data and an event stratigraphic log at Fortet in order to get an understanding of the interplay between structural geology of the host rock, cave geometries and configu...

Tildelt: kr 54 750

Prosjektperiode: 2018-2019

Sted: Svalbard

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COLLECTION OF STRUCTURAL AND SEDIMENTOLOGICAL DATA AT SARSØYRA

The proposed fieldwork aims at a detailed assessment of outcrops located in northern Sarsøyra to better constrain the tectonic and sedimentary evolution of the Forlandsundet Basin. The fieldwork will focus on a beach section and a hitherto undescribed basin-bounding fault zone. It will include:...

Tildelt: kr 51 644

Prosjektperiode: 2018-2019

Sted: Svalbard

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FrostInSAR Field 2018: Investigation of permafrost and periglacial landforms in Adventdalen/Endalen and Kapp Linné (RiS ID 10894)

FrostInSAR is a 4-years PhD project funded by The Research Council of Norway that aims to upscale the investigation of periglacial landscape dynamics using satellite remote sensing. This application to Arctic Field Grant includes field activities in Svalbard in summer 2018 within the framework of...

Tildelt: kr 31 999

Prosjektperiode: 2018-2018

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

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Influence of wastewater on the bacterioplankton community and its characteristics in Adventfjorden, Svalbard, RIS-ID: 10924

I plan to conduct the sampling of the water and sediments from wastewater related and non-related sampling sites in Longyearbyen and Adventfjorden. Two fieldwork campaigns will take place: in low (March/April) and high (July/August) tourist season. I will perform in situ physicochemical analyses,...

Tildelt: kr 70 576

Prosjektperiode: 2018-2019

Sted: Svalbard

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Smart sensor networks for ozone concentration measurement: investigation for new tools in environmental monitoring

As ozone (EN - 14625:2012) is highly relevant for the Earth's climate, ecosystems, and human health, the goal of O3NET is to assess the reliability of specific "smart sensors" for the determination of near-surface ozone mixing ratio in remote areas. Conducting this study at the Svalbard is of str...

Tildelt: kr 67 999

Prosjektperiode: 2018-2018

Sted: Akershus

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Relating small-scale spatial dynamics to long-term trends in population dynamics of high Arctic barnacle geese, RiS ID 10939

I aim to determine how differences in individual behaviour and in spatial patterns contributes to variation in survival, reproduction and consequently population dynamics. The main source of data for my PhD comes from existing mark-recapture data as part of the long-term study project on the Ny-Å...

Tildelt: kr 37 840

Prosjektperiode: 2018-2019

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

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Microalgae vertical flux in the Svalbard seasonal ice zone RiD ID 10889 and 10900

Two field campaigns will be completed in Billefjorden, through collaboration with the Czech Center for Polar Ecology (CPE) station in Petuniabukta (Nostoc field station), to study microalgae and vertical carbon export in the seasonal sea ice zone of Svalbard. 24-hour sediment traps will be deploy...

Tildelt: kr 64 720

Prosjektperiode: 2018-2019

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

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Total organic carbon estimation in Spitsbergen: A case study from Adventdalen

Biomass resources in the Arctic are fundamental for biodiversity and carbon release to the atmosphere. It is therefore important to improve our current knowledge on the spatial and temporal distribution of total organic carbon stocks in Arctic lowlands. The main purpose of this study is to estima...

Tildelt: kr 46 723

Prosjektperiode: 2018-2019

Sted: Vestland

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Integrated population modelling of a Svalbard population of snow bunting, RiS ID 10953

I aim to apply an integrated population model to data on Svalbard snow buntings to investigate if there is a relationship between breeding time and survival and fecundity. The data are collected in Adventsdalen, near Longyearbyen, Svalbard. My main data source will be mark-recapture spanning from...

Tildelt: kr 5 414

Prosjektperiode: 2018-2019

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

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Holocene climate history of the Femmilsjøen area, NE Spitsbergen - combining marine and terrestrial archives

The project aims to reconstruct Holocene (the past ca. 11.700 years) glacier and climate oscillations in the north-eastern part of Spitsbergen, Svalbard. Sampling of marine and lacustrine sediment cores, mapping of seafloor/lakefloor and terrestrial areas by remote sensing will be basis for the a...

Tildelt: kr 66 999

Prosjektperiode: 2018-2018

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

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Seasonal development and community composition of sympagic meiofauna in Eastern Svalbard

This is the first project to study the seasonal development and community composition of sympagic meiofauna in the coastal zone in Eastern Svalbard. The failure in sea ice formation urge for increased knowledge of which organisms are utilizing the sea ice as habitat. Sympagic meiofauna are small ...

Tildelt: kr 59 060

Prosjektperiode: 2018-2019

Sted: Svalbard