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.

By contributing to the report, researchers will be given the opportunity to propose future investment in new research infrastructure on Svalbard.


SIOS is also offering free access and travel funding to research infrastructure owned by SIOS member institutions. In the 2017 pilot call, any researcher may apply, but priority will be given to those who follow the vision of SIOS and plan to contribute to the SESS report in future.


There is still time to apply for the SIOS pilot projects. Go to for full details.


Please note: You must register on the SIOS website before you can access the application form. As new accounts need to be manually approved, you must register before Friday 29 September at 15:00 CET in order to not miss the application deadline.