Geographical environment conditions and its changes in the polar and subpolar regions (GeograPOLARUMCSphical environment conditions and its changes in the polar and subpolar regions ())

Updated 2012-08-28

The study includes comprehensive study of the geographical environment in the area of Polar Station of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Calypsobyen (NW part of Wedel Jarlsberg Land, Svalbard). Currently, studies have been carried out within research projects: - Dynamics of matter circulation in the polar catchment are a subject to deglaciation processes (Scottelva, Spitsbergen) (DYNACAT) - Morphogenetic and morphodynamics conditions of development of the coast of the NW part of Wedel Jarlsberg Land (Spitsbergen) in the late Vistulian and Holocene (MORCOAST) - Mechanisms of fluvial transport and sediment supply to Arctic river channels with various hydrological regimes (SW Spitsbergen) (ARCTFLUX)

Time frame

Project time span
1986 -
Data collection
1986 -
Data processing
1986 -
Data reporting
1986 -

Contact information

Contact person
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Sławomir Terpiłowski ( - scientific coordinator Piotr Zagórski ( Waldemar Kociuba ( Andrzej Gluza (
lp.nilbul.scmu.atzcop@sipret( ikswołipreT rimowałS

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Media sampled/studied/modelled


Regions studied
Stations or areas where observations are made

Calypsobyen Station, Skottehytta Base

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

topoclimatic and microclimatic conditions, water stage and flow, analysis of the genetic structure of fluvial outflow, fluvial material discharge, coastal dynamics, change of glaciers geometry, glacial and paraglacial processes transformation.

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Other institutes involved in the project

Marie Curie-Sklodowska University (UMCS)

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

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