516 prosjekter

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

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

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

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: 2021-2021

Sted: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

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 51 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

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 70 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

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 66 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

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: 2021-2021

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

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 59 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Predicting population dynamics in Arctic breeding barnacle geese under future climate change scenarios

The aim of this msc is to predict population dynamics under likely future climate change scenarios, and under changing trophic interactions. My main source of data, in addition to existing climate scenarios from the breeding and overwintering grounds, is mark-recapture data from the population of...

Tildelt: kr 80 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Diurnal and seasonal rhythmicity of hormones and behaviour in arctic-breeding barnacle geese (Branta leucopsis). RiS ID 11237.

Endogenous biological clocks are important for animals, as they regulate rhythmic biochemical, physiological and behavioural processes, which can be expressed daily or seasonally. Biological clocks function through the excretion of hormones and are entrained by external cues, such as the light-da...

Tildelt: kr 81 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

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 79 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

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: 2021-2021

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Basin fill history of the Lower Carboniferous Billefjorden Gp, Central Spitsbergen Allogenic and autogenic controls on fluvial sedimentation

Lower Carboniferous strata can be found in outcrops across Svalbard, and their equivalent sub-cropping strata are mapped in the Barents Sea where they form potential hydrocarbon exploration and/or CO2-injection targets. Improved constraints on depositional dynamics of onshore strata will shed lig...

Tildelt: kr 72 996

Prosjektperiode: 2020-2020

Sted: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Ecology of eukaryotic photosynthesis genes in a seasonal, diurnal and latitudinal perspective

The Arctic is characterized by extreme annual variations in light; from complete darkness in winter to 24 hours of sunlight in summer. Arctic marine organisms are adapted to this light regime but are currently being challenged by multiple climate-related changes. Increased inflow of warm Atlantic...

Tildelt: kr 74 999

Prosjektperiode: 2020-2021

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Ecology of Eukaryotic rhodopsins in a seasonal, diurnal and latitudinal perspective

The Arctic is characterized by extreme annual variations in light; from complete darkness in winter to 24 hours of sunlight in summer. Arctic marine organisms are adapted to this light regime, but are currently being challenged by multiple climate-related changes. The success of these organisms d...

Tildelt: kr 79 999

Prosjektperiode: 2020-2021

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Svalbard in local and global perspective: an interdisciplinary science workshop organised by the Svalbard Social Science Initiative

The aim of the project is to develop innovative collaboration between Svalbard-related social science, natural science and the local community in Longyearbyen. The main activity is to plan and organize a 3-day workshop with participation from the Svalbard Social Science Initiative (SSSI), Oslo Sc...

Tildelt: kr 0,25 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2020-2022

Sted: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

The heat is on: resilience and tipping points in Arctic phytoplankton populations under climate change induced heatwaves

Effects of climate change and associated extreme events on primary productivity are of paramount interest for ecosystem functioning and biogeochemical cycling. In a future climate, marine heatwaves are forecasted to increase globally in frequency and intensity, especially in high-latitude regions...

Tildelt: kr 79 999

Prosjektperiode: 2020-2021

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Harmonizing Environmental Research and Monitoring of Priority Pollutants in the Svalbard Atmosphere

Pristine Arctic ecosystems are one of the most fragile and fast responding to global environmental changes, thus representing a promising "natural laboratory" for studies on global changes. Most monitoring programs and scientific studies focus on already known contaminants like polychlorinated bi...

Tildelt: kr 0,50 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2020-2022

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Wing moult in Barnacle Geese shifts following climate change (RiS ID 11429)

In a 30-year time series, barnacle geese advanced their breeding season in two clear warm seasons (2006, 2016) following the general advancement in spring snow melt of 0.4 days/year. Thirty years ago, 17 days after hatch of the juveniles, the adult geese start their primary moult and are flightle...

Tildelt: kr 45 999

Prosjektperiode: 2020-2020

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Climate change induced shifts in sea ice algae nutrient content: species, community and trophic implications.

Climate change is the major threat affecting Arctic ecosystems, with trends toward increased sea surface temperatures and declining sea ice noted over the past three decades (NOAA, 2018). Sea ice microalgae form an important part of the Arctic food web, contributing up to 50% of primary productio...

Tildelt: kr 68 999

Prosjektperiode: 2020-2021

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Nutrient cycle - linking the Atmosphere, Terrestrial, Marine and Glaciological flagship programmes in Ny-Ålesund

The research and monitoring activities in Ny-Ålesund is organized in four broad and dynamic flagship programmes, with extensive cross-disciplinary and cross-flagship collaboration. In this proposal, we seek to develop the cross disciplinary and cross-flagship collaboration further by initiating a...

Tildelt: kr 0,49 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2020-2023

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Particulate matter released from Brøggerbreene, study of potential impact on chemical conditions in Bayelva and Kongsfjorden RiS-ID: 11380

This Arctic Field Grant will cover essential fieldwork for my master project within the international master program in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry at Department of Chemistry NTNU. Main goal is to study chemical composition of particulate matter released from Brøggerbreene near Ny-Åles...

Tildelt: kr 29 495

Prosjektperiode: 2020-2020

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage