After four-years of preparations efforts are now underway to launch a new phase of the Svalbard Integrated Earth Observing System (SIOS), the large-scale collaborative research infrastructure project in Svalbard. The objective of the project is to gain a better understanding of the major environmental and climate-related challenges.
Everything you need to know about SIOS preparatory phase
After the end of the 4 year Preparatory Phase project, the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research announced a continuation of SIOS by officially kicking off an Interim Phase project for SIOS at the 4th Policy Board meeting in Holmenkollen, Oslo 21 November 2014.
SIOS will be a new coordinating research infrastructure organisation with the aim to promote more openness, better access, data sharing and knowledge management for the international research community. SIOS shall coordinate and develop existing and new research infrastructure in Svalbard.More about SIOS