During the summer of 2023, Andreas Johnsson, a geomorphologist at the University of Gothenburg, visited Svalbard. The goal was to study similarities with Mars's landscape and how the island group is affected by global warming. Andreas Johnsson has conducted field studies in the area 13 times, and it is time for new measurements next year.
The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat is one of the participants in the SWERVE project, which received a three-year infrastructure grant from the Swedish Research Council. The grant will be used to improve the conditions for Swedish ship-based marine research, among other things by promoting cooperation between different actors.
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