Sea ice monitoring Spitsbergen

This project deals with monitoring fast ice extent and thickness in Spitsbergen fjords and coasts. The work includes mapping of ice extent and thickness surveys (drillings and electromagnetics). Occasionally the surveys are supplemented by studies of physical properties of the sea ice. In 2011, investigations will be carried out in Kongsfjorden, Storfjorden (Inglefieldbukta), Rijpfjorden and near Hopen. Kongsfjorden and Hopen have bases nearby with permanent staff. The two other fjords are visited for measurements from Longyearbyen (Storfjorden) and from ship or by helicopter (Rijpfjorden).