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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.



  • Call for proposals - Svalbard Strategic Grant 2018

    NOK 4 million is available for workshops and cooperation projects related to research in Svalbard. The deadline for applications is October 10, 2018.

  • INTERACT Transnational Access Call is open for projects taking place between March 2019 and April 20

    The EU H2020 funded INTERACT (International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic) opens a call for research groups to apply for Transnational Access to 43 research stations across the Arctic and northern alpine and forest areas in Europe, Russia and North-America. The sites represent a variety of glacier, mountain, tundra, boreal forest, peatland and freshwater ecosystems, providing opportunities for researchers from natural sciences to human dimension. Transnational Access includes free access (either physical or remote) for user groups/users to research facilities and field sites, including support for travel and logistic costs.

  • Call for proposals - Arctic Field Grant 2019

    The call for proposals for Arctic Field Grant (AFG) 2019 is now open. The deadline for next year’s field season is 1 PM (GMT+1) on October 10th, 2018.

  • Scientific Cooperation Agreement enters into force

    The Arctic Council marked a special occasion on 23 May 2018 as the "Agreement on Enhancing International Arctic Scientific Cooperation," signed in May 2017, entered into force.

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