SESS report 2022

The call for contributions to the fifth State of the Environmental Science in Svalbard (SESS) is now closed. 8 applications were received, of which 6 were selected for funding as listed below.

  • Long-term observations of aerosol optical depth and their relation to in-situ aerosol properties in the Svalbard region (LOAD-RiS)
    • PI: Georg H Hansen, NILU
  • Harmonising Environmental Research and Monitoring of Priority Pollutants in the Svalbard Atmosphere (HERMOSA)
    • PI: Roland Kallenborn, UNIS
  • Seasonal asymmetries in atmospheric and ionospheric temperatures in polar regions and their dependence on solar activity (SATS)
    • PI: Stein Haaland, UiB
  • Practical guidelines for scientific application of unmanned aerial vehicles in Svalbard (UAV Svalbard)
    • PI: Richard Hann, NTNU 
  • Dust in Svalbard: local sources versus long-range transported dust (SVALDUST)
    • PI: Biagio Di Mauro, CNR -ISP
  • 25 years of high-frequency ground penetrating radar measurements of snow studies in Svalbard (SnowGPR)
    • PI: Dariusz Ignatiuk, Univ Silesia

Tentative timeline for the SESS report 2022

1 December 2021 - Call opens

14 January 2022, 16:00 CET - Proposal submission deadline

Mid- February - Decision on proposal funding

3 June 2022, 9:00-12:00 - Workshop with authors

30 July 2022 - Submission deadline for manuscripts

20 September 2022 - Distribution of comments from reviewers and editorial board (some reviews are delayed and the distribution of comments may be delayed for some chapters)

12 October 2022 - Deadline for submission of revised contributions

23-31 October 2022 - Second revision period (if applicable)

October - November 2022 - Editorial process (feedback from authors needed)

1 November 2022 - Deadline for ordering a hard copy of the full report

28 November - Distribution of proof to authors

5 December - Deadline for last comments from authors

10 December 2022 - Deadline for invoicing

10 December 2022 - Final report for print

23 January 2023 - Release of the SESS report during the Polar Night Week