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58th Polar Expedition to Spitsbergen – Photo report

In August 2022, members of the 58th polar expedition of the University of Silesia to Spitsbergen (Svalbard) returned to Poland. The expedition was the next step in a series of field research on changes in the Arctic’s environment due to accelerated climate warming. Quantitative monitoring and observations of glacier changes in southern Spitsbergen are the...

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58th UŚ Polar Expedition to Spitsbergen starts!

On 20 July 2022, the 58th polar expedition of the University of Silesia set off to Spitsbergen (Svalbard). A team consisting of: Michał Ciepły, PhD; Prof. Jacek Jania; Aleksandra Osika, MSc; and Dawid Saferna, MSc will continue the long-term monitoring of the disappearance of glaciers in the area of the Polish Polar Station in Hornsund...

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State of the Arctic environment report

The virtual Polar Night Week event featured the promotion of the third edition of the annual State of Environmental Science in Svalbard (SESS) report series, published by the Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS). The SESS report summarizes the current state of knowledge about the key parameters of the Arctic environment and their relationship....

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„No Limits” | Global warming is speeding up

| Maria Sztuka | On 18th August 2019, when Europe was being scorched by a record heat wave, in Iceland, in the vicinity of Reykjavík, a symbolic “burial” of the Ok Glacier (Okjökull) took place. Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir participated in the farewell ceremony, alongside numerous government and UN representatives, scientists, and journalists. In...

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Polar explorers – specialists in living in isolation | Interview with Dr. Dariusz Ignatiuk

Interview with Dr. Dariusz Ignatiuk from the Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Silesia, glaciologist associated with the Centre for Polar Studies at the University of Silesia for many years, who has stayed in Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen since September 2019, where he works as the Scientific Integration and Data Officer within the consortium...

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