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31.08.18

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.
24.08.18

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.
26.07.18

Call for proposals - Arctic Field Grant 2019

The call for proposals for Arctic Field Grant (AFG) 2019 is now published. The deadline for next year’s field season is 1 PM (GMT+1) on October 10th, 2018. The call will be activated 6 weeks before the deadline.
25.05.18

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.
09.05.18

New strategy for research and higher education in Svalbard

Svalbard – top of the world for knowledge of global significance
09.02.18

NOK 4 million to workshops and cooperation projects in Svalbard

The Research Council of Norway has allocated funding to three workshops and seven projects through Svalbard Science Forum's funding program Svalbard Strategic Grant (SSG).
09.02.18

15 applications for Svalbard Strategic Grant 2018

The Research Council of Norway has received 15 applications to the Svalbard Science Forum's strategic funding opportunity for workshops and projects in 2018-2020.
01.02.18

Travel Funds Available to Attend POLAR2018

IASC, in cooperation with APECS and SCAR, is pleased to announce the availability of travel support for POLAR2018.
17.01.18

New function in RiS!

As you know RiS is under constant development.
16.01.18

Arctic Field Grant 2018 allocations

39 projects received funding through the Arctic Field Grant 2018 allocation.
18.10.17

Funding from the Arctic Field Grant (AFG)

PhD Candidate Julia Olsen received funding from the Arctic Field Grant (AFG) in December 2016. She has, together with a colleague from Nordland Research Institute, produced a video from her summer 2017 field work in Svalbard.
16.10.17

AFG 2018 Applications

77 applications were received for this year's AFG.
09.10.17

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 November 22, 2017.
22.09.17

New forces by Svalbard Science Forum!

Lately our SSF-team has been enriched with two new co-workers, Helén Johanne Andersen and Cecilia Ann Madelene Sandström.
05.09.17

Svalbard — Meld. St. 32 (2015–2016)

Report to the Storting (white paper)
18.08.17

Call for proposals - Arctic Field Grant 2018

The call for proposals for Arctic Field Grant (AFG) 2018 is now published. The deadline for next year’s field season is 1 PM (GMT+1) on 11 October 2017. The call will be activated 6 weeks before the deadline.
16.08.17

Visiting Svalbard researchers in field

Two months in a tent, being attacked by birds and doing hours of polar bear-watching. This is the normal life of polar researchers in field during the summertime in Svalbard.
27.06.17

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?
27.06.17

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.
27.06.17

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.
29.05.17

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.
26.05.17

Svalbard Science Conference 2017 – cooperation for the future

Svalbard in the High Arctic, with easy access, is a unique platform for arctic research.
12.05.17

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.
04.05.17

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.
16.02.17

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.
10.02.17

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.
08.02.17

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).
07.02.17

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.
31.01.17

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.
19.01.17

Air quality in Ny-Ålesund

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