HOLIS

Holocene ocean and sea ice history at North-East Svalbard – from past to present warm extremes (HOLIS)

The main aim of this project is to advance our understanding of the sea’s impact on climate warming in the Arctic, by studying current and past changes in marine and sea ice conditions north of Svalbard during warm periods.

Despite the relatively good documentation of contemporary changes in the Arctic, it is vital to obtain a more long-term overview of previous environmental changes in order to evaluate the natural reference values of the Arctic marine and climate system, particularly for the Arctic, which is still underrepresented in existing data networks.

HOLIS