The European Space Agency (ESA) comes to Svalbard

This summer, UNIS will be hosting ESA’s biennial remote sensing training course on the cryosphere from 11 – 16 June 2018. Bringing together some of the top experts in the field, this one-week course will create a unique learning experience for graduates, post-graduates, and young professionals working in Earth Observation (EO) with a focus on cryospheric sciences.

SIOS at Svalbard Science Conference 2017

Three members of SIOS-KC, and our chairman Kim Holmén, attended the Svalbard Science Conference at Fornebu near Oslo from 6 - 8 November 2017. It was a great opportunity to meet and talk to many people in the Svalbard science community, make new contacts, and inform others about the newest developments within SIOS.

Data Management as a tool for scientists - experiences from the first training sessions

In September and October, SIOS provided training sessions on data management for three research groups that had gathered for workshops, funded through the Strategic Grant Call by Svalbard Science Forum. The workshops were held in Longyearbyen and Sicily by Øystein Godøy and Lara Ferrighi, respectively. Both are employed at Met.no and heavily involved in SIOS Data Management.

Reminder: Extraordinary call for proposals for SIOS pilot projects

Have you been in the field and collected data but not had the time to analyse them? Or would you like to harmonise existing data sets? Would you like your data sets to be considered SIOS core data? The State of Environmental Science in Svalbard (SESS) report will be an annual publication in which long-term monitoring on Svalbard is discussed with a focus on interactions between different Earth System Science parameters. Funding is now available for contributions to the first SESS report.

Workshop success for SIOS’s remote sensing service

The SIOS workshop on Copernicus data for Ice and Snow took place over the course of three days (11-13 September 2017) at the University Centre in Svalbard in Longyearbyen. SIOS’s remote sensing service, led by Dr Anna Maria Trofaier, was in charge of tailoring a training session that was aimed at providing researchers with the basic skills they need to discover and process Copernicus satellite data, using only open source software environments. The focus was on multispectral satellite data from the Copernicus satellites Sentinel-2 and -3.

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