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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.

AFG 2018 Applications

77 applications were received for this year's AFG.

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.

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.

Svalbard — Meld. St. 32 (2015–2016)

Report to the Storting (white paper)

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.

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.

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.

Svalbard Science Conference 2017 – cooperation for the future

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Air quality in Ny-Ålesund

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

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

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.

Arctic 2030 – The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs grant scheme in the High North

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs hereby announces the availability of grants within the Arctic 2030 Grant Scheme. Projects related to the sea will have priority. Deadline: February 15, 2017.

Arctic Field Grant 2017 allocations

39 projects received funding through the Arctic Field Grant 2017 allocation.

From the Ministry of Climate and Environment

Priority research needs of the Ministry of Climate and Environment (2016-2021)

Submit your fieldwork report through the RiS Portal

You can now submit your fieldwork report to the Governor of Svalbard through the RiS Portal

Consultative statement

SSF has submitted a hearing statement to the Governor of Svalbard concerning the Management Plan for Nordvest-Spitsbergen, Forlandet and Sør-Spitsbergen national parks, as well as bird sanctuaries on Svalbard.

Call for proposals- SSG


AFG 2017 Applications

71 applications were received for this year's AFG.

Revised land-use plans for Sveagruva 2016

The current land-use plan is was established, with mining as the primary purpose.