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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?
Date: 27.06.2017

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.
Date: 27.06.2017

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.
Date: 27.06.2017

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.
Date: 29.05.2017

Svalbard Science Conference 2017 – cooperation for the future

Svalbard in the High Arctic, with easy access, is a unique platform for arctic research.
Date: 26.05.2017

Key priorities for polar research – invitation to survey

EU-PolarNet and a group of 50 polar experts and stakeholders are working together to develop a set of polar white papers. These white papers will provide a state of the art for a range of societal relevant polar issues and outline possible approaches on how to address these. We now would like to invite you to contribute to this process.
Date: 12.05.2017

SSF in Ny-Ålesund

One of the tasks of Svalbard Science Forum (SSF) is to visit the four permanently manned research communities in Svalbard - Ny-Ålesund, Longyearbyen, Hornsund and Barentsburg - to provide and get information to/from those communities.
Date: 09.05.2017

Kings Bay 100 years

Kings Bay celebrated its 100th anniversary and 50 years as a research base with a research seminar organized jointly with the Research Council of Norway.
Date: 17.02.2017

Hearing regarding impact assessment programs for tourism cabins in Svalbard

The Governor of Svalbard has issued a hearing regarding impact assessment programs for tourism cabins in Svalbard.
Date: 10.02.2017

NOK 2.3 million to workshops and collaborative activities in Svalbard research

The Research Council of Norway has allocated funding to seven workshops and two projects through Svalbard Science Forum's funding program Svalbard Strategic Grant (SSG).
Date: 08.02.2017

What are your opinions on tomorrow’s research and higher education in Svalbard?

Are you interested in helping to chart out the course for research and higher education in Svalbard? Sign up to take part in dialogue meetings or feel free to submit written input.
Date: 07.02.2017

Dates for dialogue meetings

The Research Council of Norway invites everyone who is involved in and has interest for research and higher education in Svalbard are to give input to The Government's overall strategy for research and higher education in Svalbard. The dialogue meetings will take place in Longyearbyen, Tromsø and Oslo.
Date: 31.01.2017

Air quality in Ny-Ålesund

NILU has delivered a report on the monitoring of air quality in Ny-Ålesund the last few years.
Date: 19.01.2017

Svalbard Symposium - Arctic Frontiers 2017

Svalbard Symposium – Arctic Frontiers 2017 Auditorium 2, UiT Arctic University of Norway, Tuesday January 24, 2017, 13:00-17:00
Date: 16.01.2017

Development of research strategies for Svalbard in progress

The Research Council of Norway has been commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Research to provide input on an overall strategy for research and higher education on Svalbard and develop a separate strategy for Ny-Ålesund. The process will be inclusive and broad-based.
Date: 31.01.2017