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Up to 1,000 researchers from approx. 30 nations conduct research in Svalbard every year. The Svalbard Science Forum (SSF) secretariat in Longyearbyen provides an overview of research activities in Svalbard and facilitates collaboration between the relevant research communities.



  • Keep your samples frozen in Longyearbyen!

    On your way home from the field, staying overnight in Longyearbyen and struggle to keep your samples frozen?
    Have some urgent office work to do in Longyearbyen and cannot find a quiet place to sit with your computer?

  • SIOS workshop on Copernicus satellite data - Application is now open

    Applications are now open for the Copernicus workshop on how to use Sentinel-2 data to monitor snow and ice. The 3-day workshop will take place in Longyearbyen from 11-13 September 2017.

  • Job opportunity: SIOS director

    SIOS will enter its operational phase in late autumn this year. In this context we are seeking an experienced, creative and executive person to lead the continued development of SIOS as the director.

  • SSF Annual report 2016

    This was a year of consolidation. The webpages have a stable number of visits, the number of applications for the funding schemes is stable and ensures a continued high success rate and the Research in Svalbard (RiS) database is functioning well as a platform for submitting applications to the Governor and for booking services in Ny-Ålesund.

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