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AG-222 Virtual field trip

While we cannot currently go into the field in the real world, the students of Arctic Geology Class AG-222 did a fantastic job of taking us on a Virtual Field Trip to the Billefjorden Trough in Central Spitsbergen.

Everything’s gone digital, why not drill core samples?

Following our recent publication in MDPI’s Remote Sensing about the digitisation of drill core samples, we are pleased to announce that Svalbox’s latest update brings support for the interaction with digital drill core models (DCMs)! In our publication, we show … Read More

Online resources

Online resources http://wwfarcticmaps.org/ https://geo.ngu.no/kart/permafrost_svalbard/ https://geodata.npolar.no/ https://geo.ngu.no/kart/nadag/ https://www.pgc.umn.edu/data/arcticdem/ https://livingatlas2.arcgis.com/arcticdemexplorer/ https://certmapper.cr.usgs.gov/data/apps/world-maps/ https://geodata.uit.no/cage_web_map https://geodata.uit.no/core_repository https://fusiontables.googleusercontent.com/embedviz?q=select+col7+from+1w2XxfppX3VLq9cvJ5OwfLTUs-hdw8ICfY1OB2zHF&viz=MAP&h=false&lat=80.90973610498722&lng=24.86586701161798&t=1&z=4&l=col7&y=4&tmplt=10&hml=KML, https://norramarctic.wordpress.com/resources-and-links/ http://Toposvalbard.npolar.no http://svalbardkartet.npolar.no/html5/Index.html (turn on Geology) http://www.npd.no/en/ (Advanced FactMaps) http://nhm2.uio.no/norlex/  

Searching for dolerites around Isfjorden

Early Cretaceous dolerites in Spitsbergen: a virtual field trip to the most accessible HALIP exposures By Kim Senger, The University Centre in Svalbard, kim.senger@unis.no   Early Cretaceous magmatism associated with the early phase of the High Arctic Large Igneous Province (HALIP) … Read More

Svalbox 2019 acquisition campaign a success!

In August we left Longyearbyen onboard the research sailboat R/V Clione and spent a week collecting boat-, drone- and ground-based photographs to construct virtual outcrop models for sharing on the Svalbox website. We have spent the entire week in remote … Read More

Arctic Rocks – the NfiP Arctic Petroleum Field School on Svalbard

Rift basins are among the most common hydrocarbon and groundwater plays, and thus important to society. Successful exploration and production in rift basins requires a sound understanding of their three-dimensional architecture and their geological evolution through time. During this Arctic … Read More

Circum-Arctic Geology for Everyone: a synthesis

The last two years we have been working on a UArctic-funded project initiated to share experiences on using modern tools in student-centred geoscientific education. In Helsinki, at the UArctic congress 2018, Kim presented the learnings from these two years. One … Read More

Billefjorden Field School 2018

Billefjorden 2018 Short introduction to Svalbard Svalbard is an Arctic Archipelago located in the NW corner of the Barents Shelf. It is a territory under Norwegian sovereignty regulated in Svalbard Treaty (Spitsbergen Treaty, Svalbardtraktaten), sign by 46 countries. It allows … Read More