Research infrastructure access projects in 2019

Applications to the SIOS access call 2018 were assessed in four stages: an initial screening by SIOS-KC, a scientific evaluation by the Science Optimisation Advisory Group (SOAG), a feasibility assessment by the Research Infrastructure Coordination Committee (RICC) and final approval by the Board of Directors (BoD).

The final approved list of participants in the access programme 2019 is shown in table 1 below. The projects will all conduct fieldwork in 2019 and must submit a short update on their project to SIOS by 1 October 2019.

Table 1: Accepted projects from the access call 2018

Project title PI Institution Allocated funding (NOK)
GNSS TEC and Scintillation monitoring under the Cusp (GENIUS) L Spogli National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (Italy) 152 000
Snow, Weather, And Glacier Network for real-time observations (SWAGNet) C Borstad University Centre in Svalbard (Norway) 355 350
Dual-frequency satellite beacon receiver for ionospheric monitoring in Bjørnøya (TomoBear) J Norberg Finnish Meteorological Institute (Finland) 50 000
Energy Deposition in the Geomagnetic Cusp Alfvén Resonator (EDGAR) S Hatch University of Bergen (Norway) 66 000
Multi-scales study of plasma transportation around cusp region using joint-observations with GCI-Cusp Project (M-Scale of plasma transportation) Y Wang Shandong University at Weihai (China) 93 320
Black carbon measurements in the air and clouds at Zeppelin Observatory (AC/BC) R Modini Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland) 142 000
Validation of a satellite based Snow Cover Index for Svalbard (SvalSCE) M A Killie Norwegian Meteorological Institute (Norway) 200 000
Biogenic Aerosol, oceanic Primary production and Nucleation Events in the Arctic (BioAPNEA) L Caiazzo University of Florence (Italy) 213 000
Spatial VAriabiLity: VALidation dataset on POPs concentrations in snow (SVal-POPs) K Koziol Gdansk University of Technology (Poland) 135 100
Firn aquifer observations on Lomonosovfonna  Svalbard (Nbreen) W van Pelt Uppsala University (Sweden) 70 000