Svalbox - easy access to Svalbard's geology

Svalbox offers online access to digital outcrop models from Svalbard and integrates these with a range of geoscientific data.

Map Services

Discover Svalbard’s unique geology and find your favourite digital outcrop model in our web maps.

Virtual model DB

Scroll through our growing database of virtual models, ranging from digital drill core samples to outcrops, and dive right into the rough morphology.

Virtual field trips

Learn and discover new things about Svalbard with our virtual excursions.

About Svalbox

Svalbox is all about Svalbard geology. Svalbox aims to compile and acquire key data sets and publications to provide an interactive 3D geoscientific database of Svalbard.

Through Svalbox we take geoscientific research and education to the next level – with the simple motto of placing all key information and data sets in their correct spatial position. We bring modern technology, in particular cost-effective digital outcrops, to complement more than 200 years of geoscientific research on Svalbard. Finally, Svalbox provides a sustainable platform for sharing results, workflows and teaching material with the wider geoscientific community.

For more information, contact Kim Senger and his team at


Citing Svalbox

When referring to Svalbox, we kindly ask you to use the following citation:

Senger, K. et al., 2020, Using digital outcrops to make the high Arctic more accessible through the Svalbox database: Journal of Geoscience Education, (accessed October 2020). Cite
Senger, K., 2019, Svalbox: A Geoscientific Database for High Arctic Teaching and Research, in 2019 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas. Cite