516 prosjekter

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Winter physiology of Arctic microalgae (RiS 10109)

The aim of this project is to describe the physiological state of vegetative stages of microalgae during the Polar night. I will measure their photophysiology in darkness, and upon re-illumination in the laboratory to identify their potential to carry out photosynthetic primary production at that...

Tildelt: kr 51 999

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2016

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

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Delta plain sedimentation on Svalbard and at the northern Barents Shelf in The De Geerdalen and Snadd formations, RiS ID 10086.

The aim of the project is to improve the understanding of the upper Triassic of Svalbard and the Barents Sea by investigate and log lateral changes in delta plain sediments in the De Geerdalen Formation. Field work will take place at several localities on Svalbard in order to investigate how the ...

Tildelt: kr 39 999

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2016

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Combined sedimentology and permafrost studies of two high-Arctic valleys: Adventdalen and Sassendalen, Svalbard, Ris ID 10103

This project aims to develop an environmental reconstruction of permafrost and sedimentary conditions in both Adventdalen and Sassendalen. This will be determined using cryostratigraphic and sedimentary evidence from cores obtained from various locations in the valley bottoms. Results of these ...

Tildelt: kr 54 999

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2016

Sted: Svalbard

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Genotoxic effects in relation to POPs in three species of sea birds, glaucous gull, kittiwake and common eider in Kongsfjord

Genotoxic effects in relation to persistant organic pollutants, both parent compounds and metabolites, in three species of sea birds, glaucous gull, kittiwake and common eider in Kongsfjorden. Six weeks of field work collecting blood samples for three species to be used for chemical analysis of ...

Tildelt: kr 47 999

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2015

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Glacier velocity and strain rates on Holtedahlfonna, and the influence of melt-water input, RiS ID 10089

The project aims to determine how variation in the basal hydrology system influence the glacier velocity and strain rates on Holtedahlfonna. By using high precision measurements from two or more permanent GNSS-stations on the glacier, together with meteorological data and a melt model, we not onl...

Tildelt: kr 78 999

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2016

Sted: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

TECTONOSTRATIGRAPHY OF THE CALEDONIAN BASEMENT OF MOSSELHALVØYA (NY FRIESLAND). RiS ID: 10101

This project is dedicated for fieldwork in the Caledonides of northern Svalbard. Main emphasis will be given to the metasedimentary rocks of the Planetfjella Group and ultramafic rocks occurring within the Atomfjella Complex in Ny Frieslan. The Planetfjella Group forms the uppermost tectonostrati...

Tildelt: kr 23 964

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2016

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Arthropod phenology and how it can affect the arctic snow bunting's reproductive success in relation to climate change, RiS ID 10112

I will study the phenological match-mismatch between food resources and onset of breeding in the Arctic terrestrial environment and how climate change can affect this relationship. To accomplish this, I will use the snow bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) breeding in Svalbard as a model species. It ...

Tildelt: kr 40 199

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2015

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Determine the snow cover distribution of a High Arctic area using UAV, digital photogrammetry and numerical simulation (sub-project 3).

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 39 559

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2016

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Workshop on Past marine sedimentary environments in the Kongsfjorden system, Svalbard: atmosphere, ocean and glacier linkages

The proposed workshop will focus on past marine sedimentary environments in the Kongsfjorden system. The main heat source for the European Arctic comes from the extension of the northbound flow of the Atlantic Water to the Arctic Ocean via the North Atlantic Current. This current is a major regul...

Tildelt: kr 82 205

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2016

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Ocean Flagship

The main goal of the proposed SSF Ocean Flagship is to increase scientific cooperation between all countries and institutions actively involved in the marine research in the Svalbard area. At present the individual elements of the ocean observing system in Fram Strait and the European Arctic are ...

Tildelt: kr 0,40 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2015-2018

Sted: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Outcrop-scale faults and micro-structures affecting the LYB C02 Reservoir

Extensive water injection tests in the Longyearbyen C02 reservoir show the presence of flow barriers. The most likely cause is the presence of impermeable faults too small to be imaged by seismics. This proposed study will take a closer look at these faul ts and investigate their influences on fl...

Tildelt: kr 7 403

Prosjektperiode: 2014-2015

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Present and future tourism development of Russian settlements on Svalbard: Exploring practices, perspectives and possibilities

Russia's vast Arctic territories are playing a vital role in the process of country's overall socio-economic development and not least when it comes to tourist development. Svalbard's two Russian settlements (Barentsburg and Pyramiden) are targets to Russ ia's renewed interests when it comes to t...

Tildelt: kr 17 999

Prosjektperiode: 2014-2015

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

A survey of root-associated fungal communities on Svalbard

Mutualistic mycorrhizal fungi mediate nutrient acquisition for the majority of land plants. Mycorrhizal fungi release, absorb and transfer inorganic nutrients and water from the external environment into the plants and in return receive photosynthates. Ec tomycorrhizal symbiosis (ECM) is mutualis...

Tildelt: kr 51 413

Prosjektperiode: 2014-2015

Sted: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Paleomagnetic Synchronization: A transect of sedimentological archives from N-Svalbard towards Arctic-Norway

Continental ice sheets and sea level in the Svalbard - Barents Sea - Arctic-Norway region were near their modern configurations at least by 8000 years ago, and the pre-industrial climate system was essentially established, including its feedbacks. The maj or difference was the large summer insola...

Tildelt: kr 34 999

Prosjektperiode: 2014-2014

Sted: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Reconstructing Holocene climate variability from lake sediments of Amsterdamøya, RiS ID 6655

There are gaps in our knowledge of Holocene paleoclimate in the High Arctic due to a lack of well-resolved records and limitations of existing proxy data. Our understanding of High Arctic climate variability can be improved with the application of new bi ogeochemical methods and chronologic tool...

Tildelt: kr 32 934

Prosjektperiode: 2014-2015

Sted: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

A high-resolution paleoclimate reconstruction from Lake Erlingvatnet, NW Svalbard. RiS ID: 6676

The goal of this research is to carry out a high-resolution paleoclimate reconstruction from Lake Erlingvatnet in NW Svalbard. This study would form part of my PhD thesis at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Fieldwork and subsequent analysis would be carried out in cooperation with colle...

Tildelt: kr 40 999

Prosjektperiode: 2014-2014

Sted: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Shifting Climate States of the Polar Regions - field campaign at Svalbard 2014

This cross-disciplinary proposal will collect and produce data on glacier and climate variability throughout the last 10 000 years, a research effort that will be carried out at Svalbard. Arctic lakes represent natural systems that are particular sensitiv e to climate change and the sites chosen ...

Tildelt: kr 43 999

Prosjektperiode: 2014-2014

Sted: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Workshop on collaboration and coordination within the Ny-Ålesund Atmospheric Flagship Programme

Ny-Ålesund offers an excellent location for observing key climate and atmospheric parameters from the atmospheric boundary layer up to tens of km above Earth. Many such atmospheric measurements have been performed in Ny-Ålesund for decades already by rese archers from many nations. In 2008 a SSF...

Tildelt: kr 0,11 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2014-2015

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

The influence of flea infestation on the reproductive success of barnacle geese (Branta leucopsis) in Kongsfjord, Svalbard.

The aim of this project is to investigate the effect that infestation of nests by fleas (Ceratophyllus vagabundus vagabundus Boheman, 1866) has on the incubation, and hatching and fledging success of barnacle geese on the Lovén islands in Kongsfjord. Nes ts will be mapped and a minimum of 20 nes...

Tildelt: kr 35 999

Prosjektperiode: 2014-2015

Sted: Viken

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Radar mapping of the bed of tributary glaciers of Kronebreen, Svalbard, RIS ID 6660

This planned fieldwork is part of the modelling project of the subglacial conditions of Kronebreen. It will provide supplementary data to feed the model of Kronebreen subglacial processes. My goal is to inverse the surface velocities of Kronebreen to retr ieve a seasonal evolution of the basal dr...

Tildelt: kr 69 999

Prosjektperiode: 2014-2014

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Unraveling Holocene Arctic climate dynamics using sediments from Hajeren, a glacier-fed lake on Mitrahalvøya (RiS ID 6663)

The Arctic shows an amplified response to current warming and is rapidly changing. Data on past polar climate variability is scarce and hampered by a low resolution. My PhD research aims to provide high-resolution data for the Holocene to put current warm ing into perspective. To this end, I anal...

Tildelt: kr 39 999

Prosjektperiode: 2014-2014

Sted: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

knowledge exchange in the expedition cruise tourism community in Svalbard, ris id 6595

this phd research project will investigate the adaptive governance potential of the marine community on expedition cruise tourism on Svalbard and how it can be improved by the willingness of different actors to share different types of knowledge (local, s cientific or industry) and to learn from ...

Tildelt: kr 33 362

Prosjektperiode: 2014-2015

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

The Effects of Perfluorinated Compounds on Thyroid Hormone in Ivory gulls (Pagophila eburnea) and Black-legged Kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla)

This study will investigate whether perfluorinated compounds affect the thyroid hormone system in ivory gulls and black-legged kittiwakes. This will be accomplished by collecting blood samples from the two species during the breeding seasons of 2013 and 2014. The blood will be analyzed for perf...

Tildelt: kr 39 999

Prosjektperiode: 2014-2014

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Effects of pollution on metabolic rate and physiological blood parameters in arctic kittiwake, RIS ID 6617

I aim to study the physiological effects (both in terms of metabolic rate, endocrine and clinical parameters) of novel brominated flame retardants (NBFRs), organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs), traditional organohalogenated compounds (OHCs) and toxic metals in the light of ecological charact...

Tildelt: kr 20 999

Prosjektperiode: 2014-2014

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Mapping individual migration strategies of an Arctic seabird

The aim of the project is to investigate individual migration strategies and wintering areas in an Arctic seabird. Little information exists on individual flexibility or consistency in migration and wintering strategies of seabirds breeding in Svalbard. S uch information is important for conserva...

Tildelt: kr 79 999

Prosjektperiode: 2014-2014

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Prey of active Zooplankton duing the polar night

Diel vertical migration (DVM) is known to be the largest daily movement of organic material, as well as living organisms on the planet. That makes it a key process if we want to understand the pelagic food web and carbon sequestering of the ocean. It is p roposed that DVM happens, due to the atte...

Tildelt: kr 47 999

Prosjektperiode: 2014-2014

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

DVM of zooplankton in the polar night: who, how and why? RiS ID 6575

In recent years, research carried out in the Svalbard archipelago has challenged the long-lasting paradigm of dormant ecosystems during the polar night at high latitudes due to low food availability and lack of light. Based on data collected with acoustic instruments moored in the water column o...

Tildelt: kr 39 999

Prosjektperiode: 2014-2015

Sted: Svalbard