A thousand researchers from more than 200 institutions in 30 nations are doing science in Svalbard. The Svalbard Science Forum has overview of the scientific activities and promotes research cooperation and coordination. We fund fieldwork for young scientists, workshops and cooperation projects.
Complex climate research is made easier by cooperation. Collaborative scientific efforts are now bringing us closer to an explanation of the observed warming spells at Svalbard. The RiS portal (Research in Svalbard) will be a central tool for facilitating such research in the future.
The Ny-Ålesund seminar 2015 will be hosted by the Norwegian Polar institute in Tromsø, 23-25th of September.
After four-years of preparations efforts are now underway to launch a new phase of the Svalbard Integrated Earth Observing System (SIOS), the large-scale collaborative research infrastructure project in Svalbard. The objective of the project is to gain a better understanding of the major environmental and climate-related challenges.
The ten projects will contribute to enhanced cooperation between Norwegian and Russian scientists in Svalbard.
The Research Council of Norway has allocated funding to five workshops and three projects through Svalbard Science Forum's funding program Svalbard Strategic Grant (SSG).
From 1 January 2015, the Governor will require that all applications for research and monitoring in Svalbard, and research reports, are submitted through the Research in Svalbard Portal (RiS).
Svalbard Science Forum
P.O Box 564 N-1327 Lysaker, Norway
Visiting address: Svalbard Science Centre, Longyearbyen
Telephone: +47 79 02 64 87 / +47 22 03 70 00 (Oslo)
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