Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS) Webinar: Terrestrial Research in Svalbard

Webinar Series: An Anchor Point to a Drifting World!

Event Type: Webinars and Virtual Events

When: 7 May 2021

Where: Online: 12:00-1:30 am AKDT, 4:00-5:30 am EDT, 10:00-11:30 am CEST

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Link to Webinar Webpage


This webinar mini series has been initiated by the SIOS remote sensing service as a response to the new challenges posed by COVID-19 and will take place approximately every month.

Several speakers will present recent observations and opportunities in relation to remote sensing platforms, leaving room for discussion and creating a social experience within the research community.

The aim of this webinar series is to keep you updated, provide a social experience, help to engage the Svalbard research community, and offer you an anchor point to a drifting world!

The next webinar in the SIOS webinar series is going to be about terrestrial research in Svalbard. Join us to learn about current research on terrestrial biology in Svalbard as well as knowledge gaps.

Tentative Programme: (All times in CEST)

  • 10:00 - 10:05 Shridhar Jawak (SIOS): Welcome and updates from SIOS-KC
  • 10:05 - 10:20 Maren Hansen (UNIS/University of Bergen/SIOS): Spatial ecology of the Svalbard reindeer
  • 10:20 - 10:35 Stephen Coulson (UNIS): The invertebrates of Svalbard
  • 10:35 - 10:50 Karina Wieczorek (University of Silesia): Feed, breed & die - the amazing life cycle of Svalbard aphids
  • 10:50 - 11:05 Maarten Loonen (University of Groningen): Why do barnacle geese migrate to the Arctic to breed?
  • 11:05 - 11:20 Peter Convey (British Antarctic Survey): Integrated approaches to understanding Svalbard's terrestrial ecosystems
  • 11:20 - 11:30: Open for questions