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An agenda for the future of snow research in Svalbard - a multidomain approach

  • 1. Uppsala University
  • 2. Institute of Polar Sciences, National Research Council of Italy
  • 3. Norwegian Polar Institute
  • 4. NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS
  • 5. Norwegian Meteorological Institute
  • 6. Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System
  • 7. Queen Mary University of London
  • 8. UiT- The Arctic University of Norway
  • 9. Symbiosis International University
  • 10. Institute of Polar Sciences - National Research Council of Italy
  • 11. Centre for Polar Ecology, University of South Bohemia
  • 12. Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate
  • 13. University of Oslo
  • 14. University Centre in Svalbard
  • 15. National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology
  • 16. Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System; University of Silesia
  • 17. Institute for Geosciences and Environmental Research, Université Grenoble Alpes
  • 18. Gdansk University of Technology
  • 19. CNRS/ECL
  • 20. Norwegian Polar Institute; University Centre in Svalbard
  • 21. University of Groningen
  • 22. Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • 23. Finnish Meteorological Institute
  • 24. Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, National Research Council of Italy
  • 25. Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research, National Research Council of Italy
  • 26. National Research Council of Italy
  • 27. University of Grenoble-Alpes; Finnish Meteorological Institute
  • 28. Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht


On 1-5 February 2021, Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS) held a multidisciplinary workshop on snow research in Svalbard with more than 100 participants. This agenda paper is a result of consultations during and after the workshop and builds on the combined expertise of researchers and scientists from various disciplines (glaciology, biology, climatology, etc.), all of whom share a common interest and concerns with the present state and the future of snow-covered environments in the Arctic.

The agenda is intended to serve as a goal-setting, supporting reference document that can be used and cited by researchers, stakeholders and organisations planning snow-related research activities on Svalbard. It can, among other uses, be referred to when preparing applications for research funding by individuals, teams or consortia.



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Journal: 10.33265/polar.v42.8827 (DOI)