Svalbard student trip 07-10 August 2017

In WP4 work has started to identify community-based observations that are important for the inhabitants of Longyearbyen. As part of this work Lisbeth Iversen, NERSC, has established collaboration between INTAROS and the REGIMES project, led by Dorothy Dankel at UiB and funded by the Research Council of Norway ( The project is doing research on the impact of climate change on ecosystem services (such as fish and other renewable natural resources) in the Norwegian Sea and Arctic regions, integrated into geo-political situations that arise, and into modern interpretations of the Svalbard Treaty.

The two projects are organising a field trip to Svalbard 7 - 10 August with 5 students and one teacher from the Amalie Skram Upper Secondary School in Bergen. The aim of the trip is to interview people and get insights into the present life in Longyearbyen and Svalbard , and how climate change affects everyday life, but also how it could affect the future. Among other things, the group will meet the Governor of Svalbard (Sysselmannen) and representative of the local government in Longyearbyen.

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Monday, August 7, 2017 - 09:00 to Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 17:00