Interactive Portal

Discover Svalbard’s geology through the interactive Svalbox map!


Deep-time Arctic climate archives: High-resolution coring of Svalbard’s sedimentary record.


Best-practices in structure-from-motion photogrammetry processing.

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 aim to 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 positions. We bring modern technology, in particular cost-effective digital outcrops, to complement more than 200 years of geoscientific research across the archipelago. Finally, Svalbox provides a sustainable platform for sharing results, workflows and teaching material with the wider geoscientific community.

For more information, contact Kim Senger at

Citing SvalBox

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


Peter Betlem, Nil Rodes, Thomas Birchall, Anders Dahlin, Aleksandra Smyrak-Sikora, and Kim Senger. The Svalbox Digital Model Database: a geoscientific window to the High Arctic. Geosphere, In Review.


Kim Senger, Peter Betlem, Thomas Birchall, Simon J. Buckley, Bernard Coakley, Christian H. Eide, Peter P. Flaig, Melanie Forien, Olivier Galland, Luiz Gonzaga, Maria Jensen, Tobias Kurz, Isabelle Lecomte, Karen Mair, Rie Hjørnegaard Malm, Mark Mulrooney, Nicole Naumann, Ivar Nordmo, Nils Nolde, Kei Ogata, Ole Rabbel, Niklas W. Schaaf, and Aleksandra Smyrak-Sikora. Using digital outcrops to make the high Arctic more accessible through the Svalbox database. Journal of Geoscience Education, 69(2):123–137, April 2021. doi:10.1080/10899995.2020.1813865.


Kim Senger, Peter Betlem, Sten-Andreas Grundvåg, Rafael Kenji Horota, Simon John Buckley, Aleksandra Smyrak-Sikora, Malte Michel Jochmann, Thomas Birchall, Julian Janocha, Kei Ogata, Lilith Kuckero, Rakul Maria Johannessen, Isabelle Lecomte, Sara Mollie Cohen, and Snorre Olaussen. Teaching with digital geology in the high Arctic: opportunities and challenges. Geoscience Communication, 4(3):399–420, September 2021. doi:10.5194/gc-4-399-2021.