A big step forward for the international research cooperation in Svalbard

On 26 January 2018, state secretary Rebekka Borsch from the Norwegian Ministry of Education opened the General Assembly during which the consortium for the Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS) was consolidated through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.

First General Assembly of the SIOS consortium

On 26 January 2018, the first General Assembly of the SIOS consortium will mark the transition from the interim to the operational phase of SIOS. A representative from leadership of the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research will attend the meeting, sending out a clear message regarding SIOS’s high importance in Norway.

The European Space Agency (ESA) comes to Svalbard

This summer, UNIS will be hosting ESA’s biennial remote sensing training course on the cryosphere from 11 – 16 June 2018. Bringing together some of the top experts in the field, this one-week course will create a unique learning experience for graduates, post-graduates, and young professionals working in Earth Observation (EO) with a focus on cryospheric sciences.

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