The InnovateGLOF project had the goal to study the 2021 drainage of Setevatnet, a glacier damned lake near Ny-Ålesund, and learn more about the lake formation and its freshwater ecosystem, the mechanisms leading to the sudden drainage, the impact on the glacier and the effect this freshwater pulse has on the fjord.
SnowLive is a collaboration between the University of Oslo and the Norwegian Polar Institute that aims to provide snow and weather information from remote and challenging places such as glaciers or high elevations using wireless sensor network and off-the-shelf sensors.
The GrazeAct project studies the effect of reindeer grazing on the functioning of the main players of the ecosystem carbon balance, vegetation and microbial community. The experiment was performed in plots excluded from grazing of the Svalbard reindeer and in the surrounded grazed areas of the village of Ny-Ålesund and involved competences in the field of plant biology, botany and soil science.
The project Radar Monitoring of Calving at Hansbreen (RaMoCH), successfully completed its first field season in the summer of 2021. The team measured the calving rate of Hansbreen using a unique millimetre-wave radar sensor.
The long-term project ‘Arctic phytoplankton under multiple stressors’ (AMUST), combines long-term monitoring of the main growing season of phytoplankton in Kongsfjorden with experiments on climate change effects.
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