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Arctic Biology Virtual Field Trips

Learn about Svalbard biology from a 360 degree angle and join a virtual field trip from the biologist`s perspective! By choosing the location, you get to move around the archipelago. And you can not imagine, what`s all to discover here! … Read More

The Festningen Geotope – a laboratory for virtual field trips

The Festningen section in western Spitsbergen represents a unique and relatively easily accessible section that record over 300 million years of Earth’s history. Festningen is routinely visited as part of UNIS (and other universities) courses, industry fieldtrips and research field … Read More

AG-222 Virtual Field Trips 2021

The students of the UNIS geology course AG-222 developed a row of virtual field trips that bring you closer to the geology of Svalbard, and closer to field sites that are further away from the vast of civilization in the … Read More

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