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Interdisciplinary Polar Studies in Svalbard (IPSiS) Meeting

Scientific Conference & Field Workshops

18-24 September 2015
Longyearbyen & Hornsund

Abstract submission

List of accepted abstracts

NoDateType of presentationTitle
2015-05-15 11:16:32
Oral Presentation

Yuanyuan Zhang1
1Beijing Normal Unversity, College of Global Change and Earth System Science, P. R. China,

Comparisons of Arctic sea ice extent, area and temperature analyses for 2002-2015

2015-05-15 12:23:07
Oral Presentation

Daniel Kepski1 Krzysztof Migała2 Bartłomiej Luks1 Adam Nawrot1
1Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences - Centre for Polar Studies KNOW (Leading National Research Centre), Department of Polar and Marine Research, Polska, 2Institute of Geography and Regional Development, University of Wrocław, Poland,

Snow cover stratigraphy as a source of information about weather and pollutants deposition history - a case study from SW Spitsbergen

2015-05-15 19:48:45
Oral Presentation

Eleanor Bash1 Brian Moorman1
1University of Calgary, Department of Geography, Canada,

Comparison of UAV-derived and Lidar DEMs for application in glaciological modelling

2015-05-15 21:45:30
Oral Presentation

Joanna Szilo1 Robert Bialik1
1Centre for Polar Studies, Institute of Geophysics, PAS, Hydrology and Hydrodynamics, Poland,

Glaciers in Admiralty Bay (King George Island, Antarctica): a review and future challenges

2015-05-23 21:09:53
Oral Presentation

Jakub Małecki1
1Adam Mickiewicz University, Department of Cryospheric Research, Poland,

Accelerating mass loss of central Spitsbergen glaciers

2015-05-25 23:27:49
Oral Presentation

Sara Lehmann1 Łukasz Franczak2 Grzegorz Gajek2 Żaneta Polkowska1
1Gdańsk University of Technology, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Poland, 2Faculty of Earth Sciences and Spatial Management, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, al. Kraśnicka 2cd, 20-718 Lublin, Poland,

Contamination of Arctic lakes with toxic compounds (PCBs and PAHs) of anthropogenic origin (Bellsund, Spitsbergen)

2015-05-31 01:42:08
Oral Presentation

Katarzyna Lach1
1University of Warsaw, College of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Poland,

Evaluation of changes in dynamic of Jakobshavn Glacier (West Greenland) based on satellite images analyses.

2015-06-19 09:29:36
Oral Presentation

Vishnu Nandan1 Tanvir Islam2 Torsten Geldsetzer1 John J. Yackel1 Jagvijay P. S. Gill1
1University of Calgary, Department of Geography, Canada, 2Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA,

Sensitivity of microwave scattering to snow electro-thermo-physical properties of snow-covered first-year sea ice: A multi-frequency approach

2015-05-13 21:11:05
Oral Presentation

Joanna Ćwiąkała1 Mateusz Moskalik1
1Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences - Centre for Polar Studies KNOW (Leading National Research Centre) , Polar and Marine Research Department, Poland,

Submarine morphological features in the coastal zone as a result of the Hans Glacier retreat and the influence of oceanographic conditions in Hornsund (Spitsbergen, Isbjørnhamna, Hansbukta)

2015-05-14 21:24:37
Oral Presentation

Katarzyna Dudzisz1 Rafał Szaniawski1 Krzysztof Michalski1
1Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences - Centre for Polar Studies KNOW (Leading National Research Centre), Magnetism Department, Poland,

Magnetic properties of the Early Triassic rocks of Hornsund area, Spitsbergen: preliminary results

2015-05-14 22:17:00
Oral Presentation

Magdalena Gwizdała1 Grzegorz Kusza2 Piotr Zagórski3 Leszek Łęczyński4 Piotr Bartmiński3 Andrzej Plak3
1Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Science – Centre for Polar Studies KNOW (Leading National Research Centre), Magnetism Department, Poland, 2University of Opole, Department of Land Protection, 3Maria Curie Skłodowska University in Lublin, 4University of Gdansk, Institute of Oceanography,

Magnetic susceptibility of seabed sediments in the region of Bellsund fjord (Spitsbergen)

2015-05-15 21:13:37
Oral Presentation

Mariusz Burzyński1 Krzysztof Michalski2 Krzysztof Nejbert3 Justyna Domańska- Siuda3
1Institute of Geophysics PAS- Centre for Polar Studies KNOW (Kajowy Naukowy Ośrodek Wiodący) , Department of Magnetism, Poland, 2Institute of Geophysics PAS, Department of Magnetism, Poland, 3University of Warsaw, Department of Geology, Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology, Poland,

Ferromagnetic carriers identification of selected metabasite rocks from Oscar II Land, Western Spitsbergen.

2015-05-25 12:38:10
Oral Presentation

Toby Tonkin1 Nicholas Midgley1 Simon Cook2 Jill Labadz1 David Graham3
1Nottingham Trent Unversity, School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences, United Kingdom, 2Manchester Metropolitan University, School of Science and the Environment, United Kingdom, 3Loughborough University, Department of Geography, United Kingdom,

Moraine de-icing progression in high-Arctic proglacial environments: the use of unmanned aerial vehicles and Structure from Motion photogrammetry for monitoring geomorphological change

Physical oceanography
2015-05-06 14:12:16
Oral Presentation

Anastasiia Fedorova1,2 Andrey Popov,3 Andrey Rubchenia1
1Saint Petersburg State University, Institute of Earth Sciences, Russia, 2Nansen International Environmental and Remote Sencing Centre, 3Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute,

Analysis of long term variability of thermohaline characteristics of water masses near Greenland cyclonic gyre

2015-05-15 16:43:37
Oral Presentation

Kacper Wojtysiak1,2 Agnieszka Herman3 Mateusz Moskalik1,2
1Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Department of Polar and Marine Research, Poland, 2Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences - Centre for Polar Studies KNOW (Leading National Research Centre), 3Institute of Oceanography, University of Gdańsk, Department of Physical Oceanography, Poland,

Wind wave environment of open Arctic bay and its influence on coastal morphodynamics - insights from SWAN simulations in Hornsund and Isbjornhamna

2015-05-15 19:58:49
Oral Presentation

Anna Vesman1,2 Boris Ivanov1,3 Vladimir Volkov2
1Arctic and Antarctic research institute, Atmosphere-sea ice-ocean interaction department, Russian Federation, 2Nansen International Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre, Russian Federation, 3Saint-Petersburg State University, oceanography department, Russian Federation,

Changes in Atlantic water temperature and polynya size in the region north of Spitsbergen

2015-05-15 23:39:16
Oral Presentation

Agnieszka Promińska1 Agnieszka Beszczyńska-Møller1 Anna Przyborska1 Jaromir Jakacki1 Szymon Kosecki1 Jacek Jania2 Dariusz Ignatiuk2
1Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences - Centre for Polar Studies KNOW (Leading National Research Centre), Physical Oceanography Department, Poland, 2Faculty of Earth Sciences University of Silesia - Centre for Polar Studies KNOW (Leading National Research Centre), Poland,

Observations of water mass evolution in Hornsund Fjord

2015-05-16 12:00:14
Oral Presentation

Stefan Muckenhuber1 Frank Nilsen2 Anton Korosov3 Stein Sandven2,3
1Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Polar Environmental Remote Sensing Department, Norway, 2University Centre in Svalbard, 3Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Bergen,

Sea ice cover in Isfjorden and Hornsund 2000 - 2014 by using remote sensing

2015-05-18 12:01:33
Oral Presentation

Aleksandra Mushta1 Vladimir Volkov1 Denis Demchev1
1Nansen International Environmental and Remote Sensing center, metocean group, Russia,

Connection between variability of ice drift in Fram strait and structure of drift fields and ice conditions in the Arctic basin at a turn of XX-XXI centures  (based on satellite datas)

2015-06-19 17:23:35
Oral Presentation

Emily Newsom1 Cecilia Bitz1 Frank Bryan2 Ryan Abernathey3 Peter Gent2
1University of Washinton, Earth and Space Sciences, United States, 2National Center For Atmospheric Research, Climate and Global Dynamics, United States, 3Columbia University, Department of Oceanography, United States,

Constraints on the global transformation of seawater from interactions with the atmosphere and implications for polar climate

Marine ecology
2015-05-12 19:21:55
Oral Presentation

Katarzyna Koziorowska1 Karol Kuliński1 Janusz Pempkowiak1
1Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences - Centre for Polar Studies KNOW (Leading National Research Centre) , Marine Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, Poland,

Sedimentary organic matter in two contrasting Arctic fjords: terrestrial and marine contribution based on elemental and stable isotopes composition and content

2015-05-15 09:30:35
Oral Presentation

Kaja Ostaszewska1 Emilia Trudnowska2 Marcin Wichorowski2 Katarzyna Błachowiak-Samołyk2
1IO PAS - Centre for Polar Studies KNOW (Leading National Research Centre) , Marine Ecology, Poland, 2Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, Powst. Warszawy 55, 81-712 Sopot, Poland,

Interannual distribution of various zooplankton size fractions vs. front position along West Spitsbergen Shelf during five summer seasons (2010-2014)

2015-05-15 21:20:37
Oral Presentation

Anna Pouch1 Agata Zaborska2 Ksenia Pazdro2
1The Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences - Centre for Polar Studies KNOW (Leading National Research Centre), Department of Marine Chemistry and Biochemistry , Poland, 2The Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Powstancow Warszawy 55, 81-712 Sopot,

Distribution of selected POPs in the Arctic fjords sediments

2015-05-15 21:49:09
Oral Presentation

Mateusz Ormańczyk1
1Institute of Oceanology of Polish Academy of Sciences (IO PAS), Marice Ecology, Poland,

Zooplankton structure in the high latitude fjords with contrasting oceanographic conditions: Hornsund and Kongsfjorden, Spitsbergen

2015-05-15 23:18:48
Oral Presentation

Zofia Smoła1 dr Calra Hoppe2 dr Eva Leu3 Ida Bernhardsson4 dr Józef Wiktor1
1Polish Academy of Science, Institute of Oceanology- Centre for Polar Studies KNOW (Leading National Research Centre), Poland, 22Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Am Handelshafen 12, 27570 Bremerhaven, Germany, 3Akvaplan-niva AS, Science Park, Gaustadalleen 21, 0349 Oslo, Norway, 44Department of Ecology and Genetics / Limnology, Uppsala University, Norbyvägen 18 D, 75236 Uppsala, Sweden,

Phytoplankton wintering strategy in polar regions

2015-05-25 00:28:04
Oral Presentation

Sienna Gray1 James E. Bron1 Kevin A. Glover2 John B. Taggart1
1University of Stirling, Aquaculture, Scotland, 2Institute Marine Research, Population Genetics, Bergen, Norway,

Are Fisheries In Hot Water? Transcriptome-Wide Analyses Reveal Differential Gene Expression in Wild, Farmed and Hybrid Atlantic Salmon.


2015-05-25 17:53:54
Oral Presentation

Maja Karoline Hatlebakk1 Janne Søreide1 Martin Graeve2 Geir Johnsen3
1University Centre in Svalbard, Arctic Biology, Norway, 2Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany, 3Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway,

The role of lipids and fatty acid composition for successful reproduction in Calanus glacialis

2015-05-31 19:12:32
Oral Presentation

Ewa Demianiuk1
1University of Silesia, Centre for Polar Studies, Poland,

Holocene environmental changes in the Whales Deep (Ross Sea), West Antarctica

Atmosphere physics
2015-05-14 14:42:23
Oral Presentation

Gillian Young1 H. M. Jones1 T. W. Choularton1 M. W. Gallagher1 K. N. Bower1 J. Crosier1,2 P. J. Connolly1
1University of Manchester, School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, United Kingdom, 2University of Manchester, National Centre for Atmospheric Science, Manchester, United Kingdom,

Investigating the Interaction between Ice-Nucleating Aerosol and Cloud Microphysics during the ACCACIA Campaign

2015-05-15 12:08:34
Oral Presentation

Oskar Lipinski 1
1The University of Silesia in Katowice, Earth Sciences, Poland ,

Changes in activity of depression tracks on the Atlantic sector of Arctic (1948-2014)

2015-05-15 20:10:21
Oral Presentation

Karolina Stanislawska1
1Finnish Meteorological Institute, Polar Meteorology and Climatology, Finland,

Genetic programming for heat flux estimation in polar regions

2015-05-15 21:40:51
Oral Presentation

Patrycja Ulandowska-Monarcha1 Rajmund Przybylak1 Andrzej Araźny1
1Nicolaus Copernicus University, Department of Meteorology and Climatology, Polska,

Influence of atmospheric circulation on air temperature and relative air humidity in the northern part of the Kaffiøyra Plain (NW Spitsbergen) in period September 2010 – August 2013

2015-05-24 20:13:38
Oral Presentation

Hoi Ga Chan1,2 Markus Frey1 Martin D King2
1British Antarctic Survey, Atmospheric Chemistry, United Kingdom, 2Royal Holloway University of London,

The impact of nitrogen chemistry in snow on atmospheric oxidising capacity under modern and past climate change

2015-05-27 23:07:32
Oral Presentation

Eyal Freud1 Radovan Krejci1 Peter Tunved1 Leonard Barrie2
1Stockholm University, Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry, Sweden, 2Stockholm University, Department of Geological Sciences, Sweden,

Connecting Aerosol Size Distributions at Three Arctic Stations

Periglacial processes
2015-05-14 19:00:07
Oral Presentation

Maria Udovenko1
1Lomonosov Moscow State University, Soil Science, Russia,

Comparative estimation of methods for separating the root and microbial respiration in permafrost-affected soils

2015-05-15 00:01:41
Oral Presentation

Liliana Siekacz1
1Adam Mickiewicz University, Cryosphere Research Department, Poland,

Salix polaris growth responses to active layer detachment and solifluction processes in High Arctic.

2015-05-15 12:40:42
Oral Presentation

Krzysztof Rymer1
1Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation, Cryosphere Research Department, Poland,

The aeolian processes observations in Ebba valley (central Spitsbergen), 2010-2015

Freshwater systems
2015-05-14 18:52:47
Oral Presentation

Homa Kheyrollah Pour1 C.R. Duguay1 K.A. Scott2 K.-K. Kang1
1University of Waterloo, Geography and Environmental Management, Canada, 2Department of Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada,

Ice thickness retrieval over large Arctic lakes from MODIS and AMSR-E data for operational data assimilation

Terrestrial ecology
2015-05-05 13:46:16
Oral Presentation

Anna Bobrik1 Georgy Matyshak1 Olga Goncharova1 Irina Ryzhova1
1Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Soil Science, Russia,

Active layer thickness and CO2 efflux of frozen peatlands: relationship, spatial variability, trend of climate change (CALM R1, western Siberia, Russia).

2015-05-15 12:18:35
Oral Presentation

Monika Stawska1
1Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation, Poland,

Radial growth of dwarf shrubs and herbaceous plants in Ebbadalen (central Spitsbergen)

2015-05-16 13:19:06
Oral Presentation

Liliana Keslinka1 Grzegorz Neubauer2
1University of Gdansk, Dept. of Vertebrate Ecology and Zoology, Poland, 2Museum and Institute of Zoology PAS, Ornithological Station,

Fate or free will - the Little Auks’ nesting sites and foraging ground preferences in the changing Arctic environment

2015-05-25 15:47:30
Oral Presentation

Ekaterina Pushkareva1 Jana Kviderova1,2 Igor Stelmach Pessi3 Annick Wilmotte3 Josef Elster1,2
1University of South Bohemia, Centre for Polar Ecology, Czech Republic, 2Institute of Botany, Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, Třeboň, Czech Republic, 3Centre for Protein Engineering, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium,

Microalgal community composition and ecophysiological processes in Arctic soil crusts at different stages of development

2015-05-25 16:07:49
Oral Presentation

Larissa Beumer1 Øystein Varpe1 Brage B. Hansen2
1University Centre in Svalbard, Arctic Biology, Norway, 2Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Biology, Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics (CBD), 7491 Trondheim, Norway,

Functional response to snow-ice conditions and changes in diet quality during winter in a high-Arctic ungulate

2015-05-25 19:28:36
Oral Presentation

Bart Peeters1 Vebjørn Veiberg2 Åshild Ønvik Pedersen3 Bernt-Erik Sæther1 Ronny Aanes3,4 Audun Stien2 Olav Strand2 Justin Irvine5 Brage Bremset Hansen1
1Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Biology, Norway, 2Norwegian Institute of Nature Research, Norway, 3Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway, 4Norwegian Environment Agency, Norway, 5The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, UK,

Sex matters effects of climate and density-dependence on adult sex ratio variation in a large Arctic herbivore

2015-05-25 23:33:58
Oral Presentation

Mathilde Le Moullec1 Åshild Ønvik Pedersen2 Nigel Gilles Yoccoz3 Brage Bremset Hansen1
1Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Institute of Biology, Norway, 2Norwegian Polar Institute, NPI, 3The Arctic University of Norway,

Ungulate population monitoring in a tundra landscape: evaluating distance sampling accuracy in the wild

Human activity in the Arctic
2015-05-07 10:50:19
Oral Presentation

Alix Varnajot1
1Laboratory Cultures, Environnements, Arctic, Representations, Climate, Arctic Studies, France,


2015-05-15 16:31:03
Oral Presentation

Anna Abramova1 Sergey Chernyanskii1 Nataly Marchenko2 Elena Terskaya1
1Lomonosov Moscow State University, Geography faculty, Russian Federation, 2Arctic Technology department, The University Centre in Svalbard, Svalbard, Norway,

Contamination of snow cover near Longyearbyen and Barentsburg settlements, Spitzbergen

2015-05-15 17:51:03
Oral Presentation

Julia Olsen1 Grete K. Hovelsrud2
1Nordland Research Institute, Environment and Society, Norway, 2University of Nordland, Faculty of Social Sciences, Norway,

Arctic maritime activities in changing climatic conditions: Impacts on local community

2015-05-15 17:58:15
Oral Presentation

Laura Kelvin1 Lisa Hodgetts2
1The University of Western Ontario, Department of Anthropology, Canada, 2The University of Western Ontario, Department of Anthropology,

Climate Change, Inuvialuit Heritage, and Archaeology on Banks Island, NWT

2015-05-15 20:11:09
Oral Presentation

Thorbjørn Gilberg1
1Svalbard Science Forum (SSF), Svalbard Science Forum (SSF), Norway,

Added value through cooperation. The role of Svalbard Science Forum and the Research in Svalbard database

2015-05-25 15:00:42
Oral Presentation

Yuliya Zaika1 Dr. Elena Golubeva2
1Lomonosov Moscow State University, Khibiny educational and scientific station, Russia , 2Lomonosov Moscow State University, Fauclty of Geography,

Socio-economic and environmental challenges and problems of single-industry cities in the Arctic

2015-05-25 19:12:47
Oral Presentation

Katarzyna Kozak1 Łukasz Stachnik2 Ewa Olkowska1 Sara Lehmann1 Żaneta Polkowska1
1Gdansk University of Technology, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Poland, 2Department of Geomorphology, Jagiellonian University, 7 Gronostajowa St., Krakow 30-387, Poland,

Study the mechanisms and pathways of spreading contribute surfactants by atmospheric precipitation and deposits to the arctic tundra ecosystem in the fiord Hornsud, Svalbard.

2015-05-30 20:26:25
Oral Presentation

Marta Bystrowska1 Hin Hoarau Heemstra2 Karin Wigger2
1University of Silesia, Department of Earth Sciences, Centre for Polar Studies, Poland, 2University of Nordland, Norway,

Innovative capacity of Svalbard’s tourism industry and its role in climate change adaptation


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