SSSI Annual Report

SSSI Annual Report

We are happy to share the first annual report of the Svalbard Social Science Initiative! During 2019-2020 the SSSI developed from a small and loose network of researchers into a formal association with 21 active members. This would not have been possible without the...
Local funding for projects of SSSI members

Local funding for projects of SSSI members

In 2020, Alexandra Meyer received support from the Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund for a project focusing on outdoor life (Happiness in times of change: “Friluftsliv” and climate change in Svalbard, RIS-ID 11355), together with Tomas Salem. The...
SSSI Online seminar Dec 10-11, 2020

SSSI Online seminar Dec 10-11, 2020

On December 10th and 11th, the SSSI had its first online internal seminar. Because of the pandemic, the planned seminar in Longyearbyen, funded by the Research Council of Norway through the Svalbard Science Forum’s funding program Svalbard Strategic Grant (SSG),...
Focus groups presented to members of Visit Svalbard

Focus groups presented to members of Visit Svalbard

On 25 November 2020, results of the focus group project, developed by SSSI and LPO Arkitekter, were presented to about 40 representatives of 30 companies that are members of Visit Svalbard at their yearly autumn meeting. Within 30 minutes, research findings relevant...