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The COVID-19 pandemic affects scientific research in Svalbard

16.06.2021 - 09:59 update 16.06.2021 - 10:00
Editors: szczepansamulewicz

The pandemic has affected Svalbard research in several ways. In response to this changing situation, SIOS (Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System https://sios-svalbard.org/) part of which is the University of Silesia in Katowice and Centre for Polar Studies (https://www.polarknow.us.edu.pl), initiated several operational activities suitable to mitigate the new challenges resulting from the pandemic. This article provides an extensive overview of SIOS’s Earth observation (EO), remote sensing (RS) and other operational activities strengthened and developed in response to COVID-19 to support the Svalbard scientific community in times of cancelled/postponed field campaigns in Svalbard. https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/4/712

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