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.
The project “Spatio-temporal variability of two contrasting sediment-laden meltwater plume systems, Kongsfjorden, Svalbard” received funding from the SIOS Access Programme to undertake fieldwork in the summer of 2021.
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