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SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Spatiotemporal patterns in vegetation and reindeer dynamics: the importance of long-term and large scale climate fluctuations.

My Phd aims to understand how large-scale climatic patterns control long-term dynamics of vegetation and reindeer in Svalbard. The terrestrial climate, which shapes plant and animal fluctuations, is linked to sea-ice cover and regional climate proxies. Understanding the underlying role of such la...

Tildelt: kr 76 981

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2015

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Snow Drift and Avalanche Hazard in the high-arctic maritime snow climate of Svalbard, Norway; RiS ID 10057

This project aims to understand and characterize the redistribution and movement of snow drift in the unique high-arctic maritime snow climate of Svalbard, Norway and its associated effects on avalanche activity on the island while also developing a plan for passive snow mitigation strategies for...

Tildelt: kr 23 016

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2015

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Levels of POPs and Hg and potential effects on progesterone levels in breeding glaucous gulls (Larus hyperboreus) at Kongsfjorden, Svalbard

Breeding glaucous gulls, between 20-30 individuals, will be captured during a four week period of field work (May-June, 2015) in Kongsfjorden on the west coast of Spitsbergen, with a base in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard. The birds will be captured using an automatic trigger nest trap that will capture th...

Tildelt: kr 29 173

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2015

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Holocene history of Svalbard ice caps and glaciers: geomorphological mapping of the forefield of Nordenskiöldbreen, RiS ID 10122

A better understanding of the Svalbard glaciers advance and retreat during the Holocene can be used as an analogue for a warming climate. A holistic approach will be taken focusing on Nordenskiöldbreen, Billefjorden, where surveys of high-resolution swath bathymetry and terrestrial archives will ...

Tildelt: kr 18 635

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2016

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Disentangling weathering processes and rates and their response to climate change in the Arctic (RiS 10010)

Rock weathering is one of the main drivers of landscape development. It is highly susceptible to environmental changes such as temperature fluctuations, moisture availability (e.g. through precipitation and groundwater) and land cover changes such as glacial retreat. In addition, it is responsibl...

Tildelt: kr 48 265

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2016

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Glacial dynamics of the fjords on the east coast of Spitsbergen inferred from submarine morphology and marine sediment cores

The environmental conditions of west and east Svalbard are very different in terms of weather, sea ice, climate and most likely also in terms of glacial/deglacial history. The glacial history of the fjords on western Svalbard has been relatively well studied, but the glacial history of the fjords...

Tildelt: kr 24 853

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2015

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

FACIES DEVELOPMENT IN THE DE GEERDALEN FORMATION AND THE TRANSITION TO THE WILHELMØYA SUBGROUP, EASTERN SPITSBERGEN (RiS ID:10115)

The aim of this project is to conduct sedimentological and stratigraphical field studies of the Late-Triassic strata of eastern Spitsbergen in the region of NW Storfjorden. This will be done in order to gain a better understanding of facies devolopment in the upper parts of the De Geerdalen Forma...

Tildelt: kr 40 999

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2015

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Mercury speciation and aerosol properties at Svalbard (RIS-ID nr.10073)

Mercury is a major pollutant in the Arctic, and due to atmospheric mercury depletion events(AMDEs), unreactive elemental mercury will be oxidized to reactive species which may be more dangerous to the environment. The removal of mercury from the atmosphere is intimately related to the size and ch...

Tildelt: kr 25 999

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2016

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Response of arctic bivalves to climate-induced changes in Kongsfjorden, RIS ID:10118

Individuals of the bivalve Astarte borealis (Schumacher, 1817) were marked and released in an enclosed area in 2012 and will be re-collected in September 2015. After thats, morphological analyses, as well as high-resolution samplings of shell carbonate by means of a MicroMill sampler for subseque...

Tildelt: kr 2 199

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2015

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Arctic climate change and Pollination, RiS number 6577

Insects and plants may respond to climate change factors in different ways, causing the close associations between them to become disrupted, or even decoupled, subsequently affecting ecological communities, processes and functions. However, interactions between plants and pollinators are rarely c...

Tildelt: kr 76 619

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2015

Sted: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Salix polaris radial growth responses to 11-years of warming experiment in Adventdalen (central Spitsbergen)

Dwarf shrubs are the northernmost woody plants living under extremely harsh conditions and thus their growth is expected to be extremely sensitive and responsive to even slight changes in climate. The study of how shrubs annual growth respond to changes in the climatic conditions can supply relev...

Tildelt: kr 42 547

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2016

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Determine the snow cover distribution of a High Arctic area using UAV, digital photogrammetry and numerical simulation (Sub-project 1)

This project aims at combining different methods to determine the depth distribution and characteristics of the snow cover of a High Arctic area by mean of UAV, digital photogrammetry and numerical modellling. The success of this technology in High Arctic region could lead to simple, affordable a...

Tildelt: kr 33 175

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2016

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Effects of summer and winter warming on CO2 efflux in high Arctic tundra, RiS ID 10116

The main goal of this project is to understand ecosystem C balance with summer and winter warming in Arctic tundra ecosystem by observations of ecosystem CO2 fluxes. I will collaborate with ongoing ITEX projects along with the developer of new soil efflux techniques to conduct continuous observat...

Tildelt: kr 40 022

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2016

Sted: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Speleological investigation of englacial structures found in Svalbard polythermal glaciers, RiS ID 10061

This study aims to employ speleological techniques to directly observed englacial structures in polythermal glaciers, an approach that has several distinct advantages over surface and borehole structural investigations. Meltwater conduits incise into an ice mass creating vertical sections that ac...

Tildelt: kr 18 231

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2015

Sted: Svalbard