University of Silesia researchers co-authors report on the state of the Arctic environment

dr Dariusz Ignatiuk Uniwersytet Śląski

The Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS) has published a report on the current state of knowledge on key parameters of the Arctic environment. This is the fifth annual State of Environmental Science in Svalbard report, which provides an important platform for the knowledge needed for sustainable development and protection of the Arctic environment.

Scientists from the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Silesia associated with the Centre for Polar Studies – Dr Dariusz Ignatiuk, Dr Mariusz Grabiec, Professor at the university, and Dr Michał Laska – participated in the work on the report.

The articles authored by Silesian scientists concern a review of more than 30 years of snow cover measurements on Svalbard with the use of GPR (‘Ground penetrating radar measurement of snow in Svalbard – past, present, future’) and practical aspects of the application of unmanned vehicles on Svalbard (‘Practical Guidelines for Scientific Application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Svalbard’).

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