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07.02.19

Svalbard Science Conference 2019

The focus of this second conference is a changing Svalbard in a pan-Arctic setting.
07.02.19

Hearing regarding temporary changes in the regulations relating to motor traffic in Svalbard

The Governor of Svalbard has sent out a hearing about temporary changes of § 8 in the regulations relating to motor traffic in Svalbard, for the ice-covered areas on Billefjorden, Tempelfjorden, Van Mijenfjorden and on Storfjorden between Wichebukta and Domen. The changes will be set into force if the Governor considers it necessary to prevent disturbance of vulnerable wildlife.
14.01.19

NOK 800 000 is available for workshops in connection with the Svalbard Science Conference 2019

Svalbard Strategic Grant (SSG) provides funds for a one-time call for workshops in connection with the Svalbard Science Conference 2019 (SSC2019).
14.01.19

Svalbard Strategic Grant allocations

The Research Council of Norway has allocated funding to four workshops and two projects through Svalbard Science Forum's funding program Svalbard Strategic Grant (SSG).
09.01.19

Important updates for bookings in RiS!

Kings Bay has updated their Terms & Conditions, and available flight seats are now live online.
19.12.18

28 projects received funding through the Arctic Field Grant 2019 allocation

AFG received 36 applications, 28 projects were completely or partly funded. Again, this year, the majority of the applications were of very high quality.
22.10.18

44 applications received for this year's SSG and AFG

The Svalbard Strategic Grant received 8 applications this year for a total NOK 3,8 million out of NOK 4,0 million available. For the Arctic Field Grant 2019 there are 36 applications asking for a total of NOK 2,4 million. The available funding is, as in previous years, NOK 2,0 million.
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.