Essays about: "Svalbard"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 57 essays containing the word Svalbard.

  1. 1. Managing Risk during Rapid Completion Projects A case study in remediation of a Svalbard settlement

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Företagsekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Kaisa Nordlund; Elliot Moran; [2021-06-30]
    Keywords : Project Management; Remediation; Risk Management; Environmental Conservation; Svalbard; Coal Mine.;

    Abstract : Background and Problem statement: In the High Arctic on the Norwegian island of Svalbard, it was decided in 2016 to shut down the mining settlement called Svea, since coal prices had dropped, and it was no longer profitable to keep the settlement running. In order to discontinue operations there, the company that runs and owns the settlement, Store Norske Kullkompani Spitsbergen (SNSK), was required to comply with the Svalbard Environmental Protection Act (NO 79. READ MORE

  2. 2. Eternal sunshine on the flower-spotted ground : Investigating diel rhythms during midnight sun on high-Arctic pollinators

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap

    Author : Emma Limosa Djurberg; [2021]
    Keywords : High Arctic; Svalbard; Spitsbergen; insects; diel rythms; midnight sun; adaptation; foraging;

    Abstract : With over 600 articles about terrestrial invertebrates in Svalbard we still lack basic knowledge about pollinator-plant interactions in this part of the high-Arctic. It has never before been investigated how the activity of pollinators varies over a 24-hour timeframe in the high Arctic. READ MORE

  3. 3. Surface crevasses on Svalbard: Spatial Distribution Analysis with Focus on the Lomonosovfonna Ice Cap

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Monika Hawrylak; [2021]
    Keywords : crevasses; spatial distribution; model; glacier velocity; Lomonosovfonna; Svalbard;

    Abstract : Understanding the formation mechanics of glacial crevasses is crucial in a variety of glacial applications. Besides being a serious safety hazard during field campaigns, crevasses influence calving rates, mass balance, and the hydrological network of glaciers. READ MORE

  4. 4. Robust Drone Mission in the Arctic

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Signaler och system; Uppsala universitet/Signaler och system

    Author : Elvira Brenner; Oscar Hultmar; [2020]
    Keywords : ;

    Abstract : During environmental research projects in the Arctic region AFRY has come across an unproportionally high number of cases where the navigation of drones have not worked as intended, compared to other regions. The main objective of this thesis is to investigate the cause of these navigational problems and determine the main cause. READ MORE

  5. 5. Mineralogical and Geochemical Study of Acid Mine Drainage from 100 Years of Coal Mining in Svalbard (78° N)

    University essay from Luleå tekniska universitet/Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser

    Author : Andreas Rehn; [2020]
    Keywords : Acid rock drainage; Acid mine drainage; coal mine waste; Pyrite; Arctic; Svalbard; Spitzbergen;

    Abstract : Waste rock piles from coal mining of tertiary bituminous coal in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, show sulfide oxidation and subsequent acid mine drainage (AMD) production. The aim was to establish deeper understanding of AMD prediction based on Mineralogy and Geochemistry of coal and AMD samples. READ MORE