The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) is the world's northernmost institution for higher education and research, located in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen at 78°N. UNIS offers research based courses at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level in Arctic Biology, Arctic Geology, Arctic Geophysics and Arctic Technology.
The research vision of the UNIS Arctic Geology Department focuses on Svalbard, its fjords and adjacent shelf that together offer an excellent opportunity to study a wide range of landforms, processes, sediments and structures related to the development of the Barents Shelf and infill of sedimentary basins. Svalbard, with its extensive (>60%) glacial cover, is a natural laboratory for studying present-day glacial processes, permafrost, periglacial processes and linkages between climate, glaciers and geomorphic/ geological processes. Studies of the glacial and periglacial land system on Svalbard, associated processes, dynamics and products, provide modern analogues to glacial environments during past glaciations at lower latitudes.
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