The Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS) is looking for proposals for the 2017 round of pilot projects. In 2017 the total funds amount to 2 million NOK.
Applicants can submit proposals for two types of projects:
1.Contributions to the State of Environmental Science in Svalbard (SESS) report:
Have you been in the field and taken measurements but not had the time to analyse them? Or would you like to harmonise existing data sets? Would you like your data sets to be considered SIOS core data? The SESS report will be an annual publication in which long-term monitoring on Svalbard is discussed with a focus on interactions between different Earth System Science parameters. Funding is available for contributions to the SESS report. By contributing to the report, researchers will be given the opportunity to propose future investment in new research infrastructure on Svalbard.
Applications are open for free access and travel funding to research infrastructure owned by SIOS member institutions.
In the 2017 pilot call, any researcher may apply, but priority will be given to those who follow the vision of SIOS and plan to contribute to the SESS report in future.