The fifth call for access to SIOS infrastructure opened 14 December 2022 and closed 13 February 2023 (SIOS access call 2023). 16 applications were submitted. After the scientific evaluation and feasibility assessment it was decided that SIOS could support 6 of the proposed projects.
4 of the supported projects will have physical access to SIOS Research Infrastructure, while 2 of of the supported projects will have remote access to airborne remote sensing platforms (Dornier flights).
Table 1 shows the list of projects that SIOS will support in 2023. The projects will all conduct fieldwork in 2023 and have a deadline of 1 November 2023 for the final reporting.
|Project title||PI||Institution||Facility||Allocated funding (NOK)||Project update|
|Naturally occurring oil seeps outside Prins Karls Forland, NOSOP||Malin Johansson||UiT The Arctic University of Norway||Remote access to airborne remote sensing platforms||138 000||Funded|
|Chemical Composition of Aerosol in Cloud||Stefania Gilardoni||Institute of Polar Sciences, National Research Council, Italy||Ny-Ålesund Zeppelin and Dirigible Italia||113 780||Funded|
|Spitsbergen Ocean Front Transect||Frank Nilsen||The University Centre in Svalbard, Norway||Ocean glider||200 000||Funded|
|Glacier Algae and cryoconite in Svalbard glaciers with hyperspectral data||Biagio Di Mauro||Institute of Polar Sciences, National Research Council, Italy||Remote access to airborne remote sensing platforms||138 000||Funded|
|Drivers of Surge Activation at Borebreen||William Harcourt||University of Aberdeen, U.K.||Longyearbyen: Norwegian Polar Institute||200 000||Funded|
|Svalbard Cosmic Ray Neutron Monitoring||Lasse Hertle||Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research||Ny-Ålesund: AWIPEV||64 210||Funded|