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SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

High-resolution mapping of tidewater glaciers of Hornsund with Terrestrial Laser Scanning, RiS ID 10414

The tidewater glaciers of Hornsund have undergone a dramatic recession since the end of LIA, exposing a new embayment of Brepollen. Caving remains the most important sink in the overall mass balance, enhancing the retreat rate. In order to investigate the calving mechanisms and mass balance the g...

Tildelt: kr 61 557

Prosjektperiode: 2016-2017

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

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Seasonal progression of the zooplankton community in a high-Arctic seasonally ice covered fjord, RiS ID 10445

The project will follow the seasonal progression of zooplankton in the seasonal ice covered Van Mijenfjorden. The aim is to assess the seasonal variation in the zooplankton community, determine the secondary production, and estimate the grazing impact on the primary production.

Tildelt: kr 69 999

Prosjektperiode: 2016-2017

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Fate of Calanus glacialis reproduction and growth under different environmental stressors

The aim for this study is to determine the state of the Calanus glacialis population in Isfjorden, Svalbard. C. glacialis is a lipid rich copepod that is endemic to the Arctic and has a circumpolar distribution in the arctic shelf seas.This will be done by monthly excursions to Isfjorden to study...

Tildelt: kr 52 999

Prosjektperiode: 2016-2017

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Depositional setting and environment of the Upper Triassic De Geerdalen Formation, Svalbard, RiS ID 10417

The aim of the project is to gather data from the upper Triassic De Geerdalen Fm. Sedimentological logs will be made and rock samples will be collected. The project will be part of my master thesis. We plan fieldwork between Agardhbukta and Sassendalen summer 2016. The project is a part of a bigg...

Tildelt: kr 31 263

Prosjektperiode: 2016-2017

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Does the levels of PFASs in snow bunting eggs increase with proximity to airports in Svalbard?

Examine if use of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFASs) in aqueous fire fighting foam (AFFF) at Longyearbyen and Ny-Ålesund Airport may contribute to bioaccumulation of PFASs in terrestrial biota in Svalbard. It is hypothesized that the concentrations of PFASs in snow bunting eggs wi...

Tildelt: kr 30 646

Prosjektperiode: 2016-2017

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Habitat selection of the Svalbard reindeer: Tracking quality and quantity in Arctic foodscapes RiS ID 10434

The main goal of this project is to provide essential data to the applicants master thesis. The thesis will investigate summer habitat selection of Svalbard reindeer by using a novel combination of plant quantity and quality measures from multiple landscapes where GPS tracks of female reindeer ar...

Tildelt: kr 74 999

Prosjektperiode: 2016-2017

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Relay ramp complexity based on sedimentary record, Billefjorden Fault Zone. RiS ID 6045

During the summer field season 2016 I would like to investigate the relay ramp complexity within sedimentary rocks forming the Pyramiden mountain side, Billefjorden Trough. Analysis of data collected during the field work (geological logs and structural measurements, high resolution pictures used...

Tildelt: kr 11 998

Prosjektperiode: 2016-2017

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Community Coordinated Snow Study in Svalbard

Snow largely controls the exchange of energy and mass between land surface and the atmosphere, thereby having considerable significance on the cryosphere as well as on the biosphere. This proposal aims for conducting a community-coordinated, multidisciplinary pilot field study of snowpack propert...

Tildelt: kr 0,36 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2016-2018

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

The CalvingSEIS experiment

Når vi ser bort ifra Grønland og Antarktis, så kalver ca. 40 % av alle verdens isbreer. Denne dynamiske masseoverføringen fra isbre til hav er spesielt sensitiv til klima gjennom feedback-prosesser. I dagens bremodeller er det vanskelig å forutse realistisk istap relatert til brekalving. Dette er...

Tildelt: kr 0,40 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2016-2017

Sted: Oslo

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The Atmosphere Flagship Programme in Ny-Ålesund: Activities in 2016-17. A project description.

The Ny-Ålesund Flagship is evolving, building on the SSF workshops in 2008 and 2014, and many discussions during the last year, in particular during the 2015 Ny-Ålesund Symposium. The current flagship activities focus on those fields, where several institutes or groups can contribute, thereby all...

Tildelt: kr 0,32 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2016-2019

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Adaptation to environmental changes in the Arctic

Polar systems, and in particular the high Arctic have been identified as sensitive regions, in which the impacts of global climate change will primarily be manifested. Due to its location right at the interface of Arctic and Atlantic systems, the Kongsfjorden area is a crucial site of the detecti...

Tildelt: kr 0,16 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2016-2017

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

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Sediment flux from source to sink - the coastal link

The aim of the present proposal is to coordinate and integrate research on coast to fjord sediment systems on Svalbard. We propose a pilot project for 2016-2017 to develop this cooperation and concentrate use of equipment and data sets on a joint goal. The research objective is to increase the un...

Tildelt: kr 0,38 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2016-2018

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

PassNet: Establishing an aquatic passive sampling network for the Svalbard

Passive sampling is a robust monitoring tool for trace contaminants in aquatic environment that has real potential for implementation worldwide. The present project aims to create a network for aquatic passive sampling specifically focused on the Svalbard region. In a first instance, the objectiv...

Tildelt: kr 0,40 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2016-2017

Sted: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Taking the next step in Svalbard snow research

The goal of this workshop is to connect scientists (especially early career scientists) from different backgrounds in order to establish an interdisciplinary snow science research group in Svalbard. The idea is to foster and re-enforce international collaboration among snow scientists either work...

Tildelt: kr 0,16 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2015

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Workshop on: Interdisciplinary Polar Studies in Svalbard

The Centre for Polar Studies (CPS, www.polarknow.us.edu.pl), was awarded status of centre of excellence in the field of earth sciences in 2014. CPS is hosted by the University of Silesia, together with Institute of Geophysics and Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. CPS and ...

Tildelt: kr 0,19 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2017

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Plankton Research in Svalbard

Many national and international institutions conduct plankton surveys in Svalbard at regular basis, but so far these activities have not been well coordinated and so far limited data is secured in accessible data bases. This workshop aim to invite plankton researchers and oceanographers annuall...

Tildelt: kr 0,23 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2016

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Terrestrial radar interferometry for monitoring tidewater glaciers in Ny-Ålesund and Hornsund

Tidewater glaciers terminate directly into the sea, and comprise a significant percentage of glaciers in the High Arctic. Ice is typically lost at the tidewater glacier front both through melting, and by "calving" as various size blocks shear off at the front. Calving involves the interactions ...

Tildelt: kr 0,40 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2016

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Ny-Ålesund Atmosphere Research Symposium

Atmosphere research is a major component of the Science Plan for Ny-Ålesund. An Atmosphere Flagship Program, building on several ongoing national and bilateral scientific cooperations and a previous atmosphere flagship initiative, is under development to plan joint research activities. Additional...

Tildelt: kr 0,13 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2016

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Remote Controlled and Autonomous Measurement Platforms Flagship

The ReCAMP Flagship project has a multidisciplinary membership ranging from electrical and mechanical engineering to the many disciplines of natural sciences. The main purpose of the Flagship is to exchange experience with the new platforms both within each disciplines across the different platfo...

Tildelt: kr 0,40 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2017

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Triassic Sedimentology of Eastern Svalbard, Ris ID 10083

Objective: The projects objective is to accurately determine the sedimentological and stratigraphic nature of the Triassic succession of NE Storfjorden. The primary use of this projects findings is to provide the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) with a clear, and concise description of the...

Tildelt: kr 66 199

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2016

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Temporal Dynamics of Sorted Circles

The project will collect data for high resolution DEM and orthophotos to quantify 3D dynamics of stone circles on Kvadehuksletta and Prins Karls Forland. The project will follow up published results to determine whether relative ground surface elevation changes, possibly related to changes in tra...

Tildelt: kr 38 999

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2016

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Determining the snow cover distribution of a High Arctic area using UAV, digital photogrammetry and numerical simulation. (sub-project 2)

This sub project is part, with other two, of a bigger project aimed to evaluate spatial distribution of snow cover properties using UAV and numerical simulation. The first sub-project is aimed to the reconstruction of the snowpack by evaluating the DEM oof snow covered and snow free areas. The tw...

Tildelt: kr 24 732

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2016

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Effects of climate warming on tundra plant communities and insect herbivory at contrasting bioclimatic conditions, RiS ID 10030

Previous studies have shown that tundra vegetation is changing in response to climate warming, but the responses may vary between localities and regions. There is increasing evidence for herbivory as an important factor in modulating vegetation responses to climate change. The aim of this project...

Tildelt: kr 31 999

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2015

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Energy balance, subsurface temperatures and internal accumulation at Lomonosovfonna, RiS ID 3395

Proposed field campaign at Lomonosovfonna (April 2015) continues work started in April 2012. The aim is to derive a dataset on components of the energy balance, englacial temperatures, rates of internal accumulation for April 2015-2016. This includes: - Downloading data from grid of thermistor s...

Tildelt: kr 10 689

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2015

Sted: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Spring snowmelt timing and plant growth: recording plant growth at community and landscape scales using remote sensing

This study aims to determine the timing of spring snowmelt and key measures of plant growth at a community level and to upscale this information to the landscape scale. In-situ plant phenology measures will be combined with remotely sensed NDVI data from a digital camera and satellite imagery to...

Tildelt: kr 43 999

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2016

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

The microbial methane filter in the Arctic: resilience and response to climate change

The overall goal of the project is to investigate the impact of climate change on the methane oxidation potential in High- and in the Sub-Arctic terrestrial ecosystems. We want to identify the key players in the microbial methane cycle and their adaption to their habitat. We will address the infl...

Tildelt: kr 73 999

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2015

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Sedimentology and facies development of the Late Triassic De Geerdalen Formation on Hellwaldfjellet and Wilhelmøya, Eastern Spitsbergen

The working title for this project is; 'Sedimentology and facies development of the Upper Triassic DeGeerdalen formation on Hellwaldfjjellet and Wilhelmøya' and will be supervised by Professor II Atle Mørk at the department of Geology and Mineral Resource Engineering at NTNU. In addition a second...

Tildelt: kr 34 573

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2016

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Phenotyping of flora of Svalbard by vibrational spectroscopy of pollen and seeds RiS 10113

Due to unique habitat, plant populations of Svalbard present a perfect experimental pool for investigation of reproduction fitness and strategies in the extreme environment. The field study on Svalbard will cover sampling of pollen and seed of graminoids. Biochemical composition of pollen and see...

Tildelt: kr 37 222

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2016

Sted: Akershus

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Seasonal variability of air-sea CO2 fluxes at the ISA station in Isfjorden, Svalbard

The research questions to be addressed in this project are; -What is the annual cycle of CO2 uptake in Isfjorden? What is the magnitude of physical (freshwater input, temperature, air-sea exchange) versus biological (net community production) processes on the seasonal uptake of CO2? The seasonal ...

Tildelt: kr 39 349

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2015

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Snow Accumulation, Variation and Evolution around Ny-Ålesund

Snow is one the main interfaces between Earth surface and the atmosphere and covers 95% of Svalbard surface area during boreal winter. It has a very high albedo and a low thermal conductivity and both properties considerably affect the mass balance of glaciers and the dynamic of Svalbard vertebra...

Tildelt: kr 44 999

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2016

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa