Projects implemented in Arctic

SI.No

Project name

Participating organization

WINTER PHASE : 28 March 2016 to 02 May 2016

1.

Mass balance and dynamics of selected glaciers of Spitsbergen, Svalbard

ESSO-NCAOR, IIG and JNU

2.

Monitoring of Arctic precipitation

ESSO-NCAOR

3.

Investigations of atmospheric aerosols and there characterization over the              Arctic during summer season

SPL

4.

Integrated monitoring of Vestre Broggerbreen Glacier, Svalbard, Arctic

GSI

 

SUMMER PHASE IV : 5 October 2015 to 29 October 2015

1.

Long term monitoring of Kongsfjorden system of Arctic region for climate change studies

ESSO-NCAOR, M.G. University, Bharathidasan University and St.Teresa’s College

2

Investigations of atmospheric aerosols and there characterization over the Arctic during summer season

Space Physics Laboratory

3.

Observation of halogenated trace gases, ozone and nitrogen dioxide in the Arctic boundary layer

NIT-Calicut

4.

Functional  diversity  of Heterotrophic Bacteria in the water  column and surfacial sediments of Kongsfjord with special reference to those involved in carbon cycle

CUSAT

5.

Benthic Studies of Kongsfjorden, west coast of Spitsbergen, Svalbard.

Ravenshaw University, Odisha

SUMMER PHASE III : 03 September 2015 to 01 October 2015

1.

Holocene climate change and sedimentation Pattern in ,  Ny-Ålesund area, Svalbard

GSI

2.

Mass balance and dynamics of selected glaciers of Spitsbergen , Svalbard

ESSO-NCAOR, IIG-Mumbai, JNU-New Delhi

3.

Integrated monitoring of vestre Broggerbreen  glacier ,  Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, Arctic

GSI

SUMMER PHASE II : 30 July 2015 to 31 August 2015

1

Monitoring of Arctic precipitation

ESSO-NCAOR

2

Exploring  in situ  spectra for characterization of glacier  surfaces using multispectral imagery analysis to infer climate change

ESSO-NCAOR

3

Long term monitoring of Kongsfjorden system of Arctic region for climate change studies

ESSO-NCAOR, M.G. University, Bharathidasan University and St.Teresa’s College

4

Study of Zooplankton ecology and Planktonic food web dynamics in Kongsfjorden.

CMLRE-MoES

SUMMER PHASE I : 26 June 2015 to 23 July 2015

1.

Long term monitoring of Kongsfjorden system of Arctic region for climate change studies

ESSO-NCAOR, M.G. University, Bharathidasan University, and St.Teresa’s College

2.

Investigations of atmospheric aerosols and there characterization over the Arctic during summer season

Space Physics Laboratory

3.

Arctic Viral communities.

CUSAT

4.

Study of Zooplankton ecology and Planktonic food web dynamics in Kongsfjorden.

CMLRE-MoES

5.

Community analysis of Meiobenthos and  Genetic diversity  of major functional groups in Arctic Kongsfjorden

CUSAT

SUMMER PHASE IV : 16 October 2014 to 20 September 2014

1.

Investigations of atmospheric aerosols and there characterization over the Arctic during summer season

SPL

2.

Role of aerosols and precursor gases in direct radiative forcing over Arctic region at Ny-Ålesund

IITM

SUMMER PHASE III: 08 September 2014 to 13 October 2014

1.

Integrated monitoring of Vestre Broggerbreen Glacier, Syalbard, Arctic

GSI and NCAOR

2.

Study of macro and micro-structures in the ductile shear zones of the west Spitsbergen fold thrust belt with implications on the tectonic evolution of the Svalbard area of Arctic region- GSI

GSI

3.

Study of the mass balance and dynamics of the Vestre Broggerbreen glaciers (VBG), Svalbard archipelago, Arctic using Global Positioning System (GPS) and Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) techniques

Indian Institute of Geomagnetism

4.

Spectral remote sensing for cryosphere multispectral imagery analysis and characterization of glacier surfaces to infer climate change-

NCAOR

SUMMER PHASE II : 04 August 2014 to 04 September 2014

1.

Mercury geochemistry in the sediments of Kongsfjorden, Ny-Ålesund, Arctic

M.G. University

2.

Monitoring of Arctic precipitation

NCAOR

3.

Upgradation of established cryophilic microalgal repository and study of microalgal nitrogen and hydrogen cycle on their cryophilic acclimatization

Bharathidasan University

4.

Establishment of bacterial biodiversity in Arctic soil: Biotechnological importance of novel Arctic bacterial species

University of Allahabad

5.

Investigation of dissolved as well as sedimentary forms of Organic matter in the Kongsfjorden, an Arctic fjord

St. Teresa’s College

6.

Past climate variability from the Kongsfjorden sediments

NCAOR

SUMMER PHASE I : 23 June 2014 to 28 July 2014

1.

Long term monitoring of Kongsfjorden system of Arctic region for climate change studies

NCAOR

2.

Investigations of atmospheric aerosols and there characterization over the Arctic during summer season

Space Physics Laboratory

3.

Crustal Deformation studies in the Arctic 

Manipur University

4.

Assessment of POP and Hg in Arctic ecosystem

NCAOR

5.

Abundance, community structure and diversity of benthic heterotrophic bacterial population in Kongsfjorden

Cochin University of Science and Technology

6.

Investigation of dissolved as well as sedimentary forms of Organic matter in the Kongsfjorden, an Arctic fjord

St. Teresa’s College

Summer Phase IV: 17 October 2013 to 18 November  2013

1.

Role of Aerosols and precursor gases in direct radiative forcing over Arctic region at Ny=Alseund

IITM

2.

Monitoring of Arctic precipitation

NCAOR

3.

Investigation of atmospheric aerosols and there characterization over the Arctic during summer seasons

SPL

Summer Phase III: 09 September 2013 to 14 October 2013

1.

Long term monitoring of Kongsfjorden system of Arctic region for climate change studies

NCAOR

2.

Integrated monitoring of Vestre Broggerbreen Glacier, Syalbard, Arctic

NCAOR

3.

Parameterization of Glaciers in Northern hemisphere to variations of climate-inter annual and intra annual

GSI

4.

Study of marco and micro-structures in the ductile shear zones of the west Spitsbergen fold belt with implications on the tectonic evolution of the Svalbard area of Arctic region

GSI

5.

Mercury geochemistry in the sediments of Kongsfjorden, Ny- Alseund, Arctic

Mahatma Gandhi University

Summer Phase II: 01 August 2013 to 05 September 2013

1.

Long term monitoring of Kongsfjorden system of Arctic region for climate change studies

NCAOR

2.

Study of the mass balance and dynamic of the Austre Broggerbreen , Vestre Broggerbreen and Mdre Lovenbreen Glaciers of , Svallbard archipelago, Arctic using Global Positioning system (GPSO and interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR), techniques

IIG

3.

Mercury geochemistry in the sediments of Kongsfjorden, Ny Alseund, Arctic

Mahatma Gandhi University

Summer Phase I: 24 June 2013 to 29 July 2013

1.

Long term monitoring of Kongsfjorden system of Arctic region for climate change studies

NCAOR

2.

Investigation of atmospheric aerosols and there characterization over the Arctic during summer season

SPL

3.

Crustal deformation studies in the Arctic

Manipur University

4.

Quantifying variability in freshwater influx to the Kongsfjorden systems using  oxygen isotopes of seawater: implications to the ice melting

NCAOR

Summer Phase IV : 04 October 2012 to 12 November 2012

1.

Long term monitoring of Kongsfjorden system of Arctic region for climate change studies

NCAOR

2.

Investigations of atmospheric aerosols and there characterization over the Arctic during summer season

Space Physics Laboratory

3.

Monitoring of Arctic precipitation

NCAOR

Summer Phase III : 23 August 2012 to 01 October 2012

1.

Long term monitoring of Kongsfjorden system of Arctic region for climate change studies

NCAOR

2.

Integrated monitoring of Vestre Broggerbreen Glacier, Svalbard, Arctic

NCAOR & GSI

Summer Phase II : 16 July 2012 to 20 August 2012

1.

Long term monitoring of Kongsfjorden system of Arctic region for climate change studies

NCAOR

2.

Role of Aerosols and precursor gases in direct radiative forcing over Arctic region at Ny-Ålesund

IITM

3.

Crustal Deformation studies in the Arctic

Manipur University

4.

Assessment of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the Ny-Ålesund, Arctic

NCAOR

5.

Multi-proxy study of Quaternary Palaeoclimate with emphasis on terrestrial and marine palynomorphs

Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany

Summer Phase I : 31 May 2012 to 09 July 2012

1.

Long term monitoring of Kongsfjorden system of Arctic region for climate change studies

NCAOR

2.

Quantifying variability in freshwater influx to the Kongsfjorden system using oxygen isotopes of seawater: Implications to the ice melting

NCAOR

Summer Phase IV : 18 August 2011 to 12 September 2011

1.

Long term monitoring of Kongsfjorden system of Arctic region for climate change studies

NCAOR &NIO

2.

Curstal Deformation studies in the Arctic

Manipur University

3.

Investigations of atmospheric aerosols and there characterization over the Arctic during summer season

SPL

4.

Parameterization of glaciers in Northern Hemisphere to variations of climate-Inter annual and intra annual (Glaciological studies)

GSI,JNU and NCAOR

Summer Phase III : 14 July 2011 to 04 August 2011

1.

Long term monitoring of Kongsfjorden system of Arctic region for climate change studies

NCAOR & NIO

2.

Multi-proxy geological studies in Svalbard area and surrounding ocean implications to Quaternary paleoclimate

BSIP

3.

Community diversity and phylogeny of benthic nematodes in Arctic systems

CUSAT

4.

Role of Aerosols and precursor gases in direct radiative forcing over Arctic region at Ny-Alesund

IITM

Summer Phase II : 09 June 2011 to 30 June 2011

1.

Diversity of Arctic Cyanobacteria

CCMB

2.

Role of Aerosols and precursor gases in direct radiative forcing over Arctic region at Ny-Alesund

IITM

3.

Investigations of atmospheric aerosols and there characterization over the Arctic during summer season

SPL

4.

Diversity of heterotrophic bacteria in arctic water and sediment with special reference to phosphate solubilizers

CUSAT

5.

Establishment of cryophilic cyanobacteria and eukaryotic microalgae culture collection and exploration of the possible biotechnological potentials

Bharathidasan University

Summer Phase I : 16 May 2011 to 06 June 2011

1.

Long term monitoring of Kongsfjorden system of Arctic region for climate change studies

NCAOR & NIO

Summer Phase II : 09 June 2011 to 30 June 2011

1.

Long term monitoring of Kongsfjorden system of Arctic region for climate change studies

NCAOR & NIO