435 prosjekter

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Fungal symbionts induce mortality and reduce swimming activity in calanoid copepods during polar night

Zooplankton are key intermediaries between microbes and higher trophic levels. Elevated temperatures in the Arctic are expected to increase metabolic rates, which in turn will result in increased rates of zooplankton production and foraging. We postulate that this may also be tied to elevated in...

Tildelt: kr 18 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

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

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The Terrestrial Ecosystem Flagship in Ny-Ålesund: From workshops to research projects

The Ny-Ålesund Terrestrial Ecosystem Flagship focuses on ecosystem-based research on tundra, fresh water and soil in and around Ny-Ålesund (Coulsen et al. 2010; Pedersen et al. 2016). The Terrestrial Ecosystem Flagship group has in the past 3 years successfully organized and held workshops aimed ...

Tildelt: kr 0,50 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2023

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Research in Svalbard: An APECS workshop 2021

Numerous international and interdisciplinary research projects are carried out in Svalbard every year. Furthermore, such research projects involve both senior and early career researchers (ECRs), some of whom may have never previously set foot on the archipelago. The Association of Polar Early Ca...

Tildelt: kr 0,25 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

Sted: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Tourist safety in polar regions: guide’s competence and emergency preparedness in Arctic communities, RIS ID 11591.

Polar adventure tourism is growing rapidly leading to increasing risk of accidents and more stress on local emergency preparedness. The objective of the phd research is to explore the relationship between guides competences and ensuring safety in the field. The study pays attention to key issues ...

Tildelt: kr 49 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

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

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Svalbard Geopolitics and Social Science Network (GEO-SVALBARD)

In 2019, the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) organised a workshop with 25 participants (Svalbard alumni) in conjunction with the Svalbard Science Conference. This was the first step in engaging early career graduates from across disciplines who had a connection with research relating to Svalbard....

Tildelt: kr 0,50 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

Sted: Viken

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Revisiting the Kongsfjorden algal vegetation from 2012

The Arctic is facing the climate change harder than any other parts of the northern hemisphere. The West Spitsbergen current is transporting warm water from the Gulf Stream resulting in decreased ice conditions, even in the fjords during winter. This reduction in sea ice leads to less ice scourin...

Tildelt: kr 43 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Predicting vegetation change through gradients in space and time

The strong warming of the Arctic threaten to completely change the biodiversity and ecosystem functions within the arctic displacing large parts of the current communities. Two apparent patterns of vegetation community change have been discovered from experimental and long term monitoring of Arct...

Tildelt: kr 51 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Ocean Data Dojo - Building competence in FAIR data management in marine research and citizen science

The Ocean Data Dojo will engage experts in Arctic data collection in ocean sciences, Citizen Science for Arctic communities, and scientific data management. The aim is to develop a joint understanding of the current practices and gaps in the data delivery chain from research driven ice-ocean obs...

Tildelt: kr 0,20 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

Sted: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

HYDROLOGICAL EFFECTS ON THE VARIABILITY AND EMERGENT HOT MOMENTS IN METABOLISM OF A HIGH ARCTIC LAKE

Regarded as a persistent source of carbon to the atmosphere, high latitude lakes can also represent an important sink for atmospheric CO2. In fact, these lakes are likely alternating between being CO2 sources and sinks depending on the timing and magnitude of OM inputs, catchment characteristics ...

Tildelt: kr 79 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

Sted: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Prevalence and pandemic potential of recently discovered avian influenza infections in Svalbard´s Seabirds

We are on the precipice of the age of pandemics. The frequency of epidemics are increasing, with many of these viruses coming from animals like SARS, Ebola, COVID-19 and the bird flu (H7N9, H5N6, H5N8, H5Nx, H10N8). In 2019 we were the first group to search for, and detect, active avian influ...

Tildelt: kr 68 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Nordland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Structure and emplacement mechanisms of the large sill complexes of central Isfjorden

The aim of the proposed project is to initiate a new research project and collaboration in order to use Svalbard geology as world-class case study for studying the complex processes of magma emplacement in the Earth’s crust. The principle of magma emplacement processes seems quite straightforward...

Tildelt: kr 79 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Levels and Potential DNA damage of Organohalogenated Contaminants in blood from three Arctic Seabirds species

Svalbard is an important study site for the effects of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) which avian species accumulate high levels of, due to the high deposition of POPs in the Arctic environment. Together with experienced researchers, blood samples will be collected from 15-20 kittiwakes in ...

Tildelt: kr 35 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Mechanisms underlying climate-driven shifts in plant phenology and abundance and the link to population performance of a large herbivore

Climate change is rapidly altering patterns of precipitation and temperature (Van Pelt et al. 2016), causing shifts in plant phenology and resource availability for large herbivores (Bjorkman et al. 2020). In the Arctic, weather patterns are increasingly characteristic of earlier springs and dela...

Tildelt: kr 69 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Multispectral analysis of the vegetation in "cadaver decomposition island" from reindeer on Svalbard – can drones be used to detect cadaver?

This project will study how the vegetation changes in and around the "cadaver decomposition island" (CDI), in relation to areas without cadaver decomposition. During the decomposition process, the area where the carcass is located will consist of bare soil, while the vegetation around the carcass...

Tildelt: kr 69 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

Sted: Nordland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Snow bunting reproduction in a changing environment: effects of altered predation rates versus earlier spring onset (RiS ID 11613)

This project focuses on the effects of, and potential interplay between, advanced timing of spring onset and changes in predation pressure by the Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) on breeding dates and reproductive success of snow buntings (Plectrophenax nivalis) in Adventdalen. Spring onset and early ...

Tildelt: kr 60 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Photophysiological responses of sea ice algae to changes in salinity (PRS)

Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is rapidly changing and its surface waters are expected to freshen due to climate warming. This is likely to affect the algal communities living within it, with uncertain consequences for the Arctic marine ecosystem its biogeochemistry. The PRS project will assess the ...

Tildelt: kr 82 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

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

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Monitoring of the Longyearelva river and river delta focusing on the potential effects of climate change, Svalbard. RiS ID: 11641

The aim of this project is to continue investigating and monitoring the hydro- and geological system and the dynamical changes of Longyearelva, Svalbard. It is a continuation of the 2020 project “Sediment Erosion and Transport in the Longyearelva catchment system, Svalbard” by Martin Løvaas, NTNU...

Tildelt: kr 36 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

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Seasonality of microbial eukaryotes in the seasonally ice-covered arctic fjord Billefjorden, RiS ID 11636

Microbial eukaryotes or single-celled protists are organisms that play a fundamental role in energy flow and the cycling of elements in the marine ecosystem. Protist communities in the Arctic are highly seasonal. Despite the abundance and importance of pico- and nano- sized eukaryotes, most prot...

Tildelt: kr 96 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Svalbard

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Marine Litter and Microplastic studies in Svalbard coastal waters

This project is devoted to sampling microplastic in the coastal waters of Svalbard using the same technology that is used in the ongoing project "Establish regional capacity to measure and model the distribution and input of micro plastics to the Barents Sea from rivers and currents (ESCIMO)", fu...

Tildelt: kr 45 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Investigation of connections between diet change and environmental pollutants in black-legged kittiwake in Kongsfjorden, RiS ID 11573

In my master's thesis I will look at timeseries of levels of pollutants and timeseries of diet-samples from black-legged kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) from Kongsfjorden. I will investigate if the observed shift in diet for the kittiwakes, from Arctic to Atlantic species, has an affect on contamin...

Tildelt: kr 46 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

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

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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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Analysis of heavy metals and nutrients in lake water and inlet and outlet streams of Lake Sarsvatnet, Ny-Ålesund (RiS-ID: 11627)

This AFG-project involves sampling activity for my master thesis with the aim to collect water samples from Sarsvatnet (Ny-Ålesund area) and surrouding streams to study the contribution of long-range pollutants to a limnic environment close to a glacial system. For the past several decades, the t...

Tildelt: kr 45 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Viken

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

LOng-Range transport of pollutants to Arctic area by Seabirds RiS-ID: 11631

This AFG project (RIS-ID 11631) involves sampling connected to my master thesis dealing with migratory seabirds as potential source for long-range transport of pollutants to the arctic environment beeing a part of a larger research activity at Department of Chemistry NTNU. Migratory seabirds have...

Tildelt: kr 49 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

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Assessment of Endocrine effects of POPs and heavy metals on an Arctic char population in the Arctic Lake Diesetvatnet RiS-ID: 11617

This AFG project (RIS-ID 11617) involves sampling activity for my master thesis dealing with endocrine disruptive effects on Arctic char. Among the pollutants that will be investigated are a selection of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and some heavy metals such as mercury (Hg), arsenic (As)...

Tildelt: kr 55 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

GOT_SURGE: GNSS observations of the developing surge on Kongsvegen

In the coming century, dynamic ice loss from glaciers and ice sheets likely will represent the largest contribution to global sea level rise. Sudden changes in dynamic behavior (of which surging is an extreme end member) still are poorly understood. One of the reasons why glaciologists have been ...

Tildelt: kr 79 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

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

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Interactive Field Experiences with an Augmented Smart Table (IFEAST), RiS ID 11596

IFEAST will create a dynamic and user-proof presentation device for researchers, students and others to create interactive field experiences with an augmented smart table. New photogrammetry data will be used to create digital outrop models and 360 degree images of important geoscientific sites. ...

Tildelt: kr 49 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Sedimentary facies analysis and architecture of alluvial fan systems within rift basin, Billefjorden Trough, Svalbard

A field campaign in summer 2021 aiming at collection of data which will result in sedimentary logs, geological sketches, measurements of orientation of bedding and records of paleo-transport indicators from three different study sites: in the area of Petuniabukta, Pyramiden and Lykteneset. Additi...

Tildelt: kr 77 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Hiding in the shadows: effects of environmental stressors on male calanoid copepods

Polar ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to effects caused by environmental stressors of anthropogenic origin, such as ocean acidification (OA) or ocean warming (OW). Calanoid copepods of the genus Calanus are key species in the Arctic food web and constitute up to 90% of the zooplankton biom...

Tildelt: kr 98 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

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

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