Svalbox 2.0

“Svalbox 2.0- Fair geoscientific data from Svalbard” is a widely international UNIS-led network project, which includes partners from 16 institutions. Main focus of this collaboration will be the fair data use of geoscientific data from Svalbard and to enhance visibility and use of Svalbox beyond UNIS.

The Svalbox 2.0 project has three main objectives:

  1. Make the data in Svalbox openly available, and increase the usage and visibility of Svalbox beyond UNIS courses through targeted online presence and in‐person events.
  2. Integrate existing and available data into Svalbox’s online portal, and conduct infill acquisition of new data (digital models, 360°panoramas, GigaPan imagery and digital sedimentary logs) and include additional data types (such as geophysical surveys or environmental thematic maps).
  3. Using  the  Svalbox  platform  as  an  enabler establish  a  data‐driven  pilot  project  on  the  HALIP  magmatism as a prototype of how Svalbox can add value to research projects in Svalbard by including  a sample database map and direct sample‐to‐digital model linkage.

Have a look at this figure about the organization and the work packages of this project:

Project leader is Associate Professor Kim Senger (UNIS) and Co-leader is Associate Professor Aleksandra Smyrak-Sikora (UNIS).

Project partners are:

Nikita Demidov, (AARI, Barentsburg), Monika Kusiak/ Włodzimierz Sielski/Krzysztof Michalski (IGF, Hornsund), Olivier Galland (Uni Oslo), Simon Buckley (NORCE), Anatoly Sinitsyin (SINTEF), Kei Ogata (Uni Napoli), Benoit Saumur (Uni Quebec), Christian Tegner (Uni Århus), Christoph Beier (Uni Helsinki), Jaroslaw Majka (Uni Uppsala), Karolina Kosminska (AGH), Victoria Ershova (St Petersburg Uni), Cornelia Spiegel-Behnke (Uni Bremen), Wolfram Geissler/Graeme Eagles (AWI), Owen Anfinson (Sonoma Uni), Bernie Coakley (UAF Fairbanks).

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