Arctic SGD Project
Arctic SGD is a Polish-Norwegian project which aims to investigate SGD (submarine groundwater discharge) around Svalbard and northern Norway. The knowledge gained from the study will provide baseline information on the environmental impact of SGD, which is crucial for predictions in a changing Arctic.
The Norway Grants and the EEA Grants
The Norway Grants and the EEA Grants represent Norway’s contribution towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe.
Through the Norway Grants and the EEA Grants, Norway contributes to reducing social and economic disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with beneficiary countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. Norway cooperates closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). Together with the other donors, Norway has provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014.
Norway Grants are financed solely by Norway and are available in the countries that joined the EU after 2003. For the period 2014-2021, the Norway Grants amount to €1.25 billion.
The priorities for this period are:
#1 Innovation, Research, Education, Competitiveness and Decent Work
#2 Social Inclusion, Youth Employment and Poverty Reduction
#3 Environment, Energy, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy
#4 Culture, Civil Society, Good Governance and Fundamental Rights
#5 Justice and Home Affairs
Find more about The Norway Grants and the EEA Grants: www.norwaygrants.org
Programme Operator: National Science Centre
Fot. Kajetan Deja
The main objectives of this project
Determine the factors controlling SGD in both nearshore and offshore locations of the Arctic
Reconstruct the history of SGD through investigating authigenic minerals
Quantify the fluxes of groundwater and accompanying solutes to the overlying water column
Investigate the impact of SGD on benthic meio- & macro-fauna
Project full title
Submarine Groundwater Discharge in a Changing Arctic Region: Scale and Biogeochemical impact
Climate change including polar research
2020 GRIEG Call funded from the Norway grants under the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 (85%) and national co-financing (15%)
The National Science Centre
6 273 543 PLN
36 months (September 2020 – August 2023)
Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences (IO PAN)
Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), Nord University
Project Promotor institution
Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences; Powstańców Warszawy 55, 81-712 Sopot, Poland
International team of scientists which aims to investigate submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) around Svalbard and northern Norway. Scientists participate in the research: Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences (IO PAN), Geological Survey of Norway (NGU) and Nord University.
Fot. Kajetan Deja
Glaciers and permafrost create freshwater flows on the Svalbard seafloor, changing water and sediment chemistry. Scientists showed how our frozen landscape affects the hidden world at the bottom of fjords filled with unique and rarely seen animals.The presenters were...
We kindly invite you to the open meeting of the ArcticSGd project on ‘The hidden freshwater of Svalbard fjords’. The meeting will be held on Wednesday 24.01.2024 at the Tio Monchos/ Kulturhuset in Longyearbyen (Svalbard), starting from 19:00. Below you will find a few...
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