516 prosjekter

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

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

Longyearbyen Snow and Avalanche Monitoring with Automated Terrestrial Laser Scanning (RiS ID: 11630)

Snow Scan aims at developing a proof-of-concept automated terrestrial laser scanning (ATLS) system to monitor snow and avalanches in the Longyeardalen and Adventdalen valleys of central Svalbard. The spatiotemporal distribution of snow in avalanche starting zones is a critical factor controlling ...

Tildelt: kr 77 000

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

Sted: Svalbard

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

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

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

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

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

Monitoring of the Longyearelva catchment system and the influence of permafrost degradation in moraines through climate change, RiS ID 11641

This project will continue the monitoring of hydrological processes and sediment transport in Longyearelva from 2020 by Martin Løvaas and expand to investigations further upstream towards the glaciers. Techniques including drone photography, sediment sampling, and river-gauging stations will be u...

Tildelt: kr 36 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

FEATURE DETECTION IN GLACIAL CHANNELS USING MACHINE LEARNING, RIS ID 11603

For my master thesis I will be using machine learning for detecting morphological features to improve geometric reconstructions of glacial channels based on data collected from drifters. The data will be gathered from channels on the Kongsvegen glacier during a field campaign in 2021. There are t...

Tildelt: kr 94 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Automotive Lidar based EXploration of glacIer Caves, RiS ID 11600

The goal of ALEXIC is to thoroughly test our newly developed sensor box including the automotive lidar Ouster OS1-64 in an Arctic environment in order to assess the potential of recently emerging automotive lidar technology for several geophysical applications in the Arctic. We want to investigat...

Tildelt: kr 62 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Annual and regional distribution of Pseudocalanus spp. in the Svalbard-Barents Sea region

This project will collect monthly zooplankton samples in Billefjorden at three different depths of the water column. The Pseudocalanus species are small size copepods compared to the Calanus genus, but still very large in abundance. Hence, very important. Samples will be analyzed in order to lear...

Tildelt: kr 79 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Methodological development of near-remote sensing of vegetation dynamics and permafrost collapse

I propose to develop and test a method of monitoring vegetation change and permafrost degradation using simple field instruments and a normal digital camera. I will survey vegetation cover and take photographs with NDVI and normal cameras at 186 permanent plots in Adventdalen. Percentage cover fr...

Tildelt: kr 75 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

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

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

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

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 99 000

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Analysis of trace elements, pollutants and chlorophyll in lake sediments from Sarsvatnet, Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard RIS-ID: 11604

This AFG project involves fieldwork required for my master thesis at Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management at NMBU. Main objectives of my master thesis is to study trace elements, selected pollutans and chlorophyll (proxy for algal biomass) in lake sediments from Lake...

Tildelt: kr 49 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Viken

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Investigating the impact of mechanical stratigraphy on fracture network connectedness (RIS ID: 11585)

This project aims to investigate the presence and distribution of rock fracturing in surface outcrop of the reservoir formations of the Longyearbyen CO2 Lab. By studying the fracturing directly in this rock we will gain insight into two key scientific questions: 1) How are the tectonic processes...

Tildelt: kr 59 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Channelling in Adventdalen, RiS ID 11606

This study investigates the wind climate in Adventdalen and Adventfjorden by identifying connections between the above-valley (large-scale) wind and the within-valley wind, both on a climatological scale and for detailed case studies. For the climatological approach, the combined wind density dis...

Tildelt: kr 24 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Methane cycling in Arctic and Subarctic lake sediments

This is the main field campaign within my PhD project on methane cycling processes in Arctic lacustrine sediments. I will join the PolarCH4ives and UiB field campaign and will collect lake sediment cores from 5 lakes in the Femmilsjøen area to investigate methane production and consumption over t...

Tildelt: kr 77 000

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2022

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

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

MICRONESIA SMall mICROplastics in sNow and aErosol in Svalbard IslAnds Ris ID: 11590

The aim of the project is the quantification and chemical identification of SMPs in Svalbard Islands to better comprehend their transport and pathways through the atmospheric compartment. The role of SMPs global long-scale transport and potential sources in this remote and sensitive polar area wi...

Tildelt: kr 79 999

Prosjektperiode: 2021-2021

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