Svalbard Newswire

Svalbard Newswire

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  1. Bear with meRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 26 | The Peninsula

    A tourist takes a picture of a stuffed polar bear in the centre of Longyearbyen, a community counting 3,000 polar bears, where authorities of the Svalbard archipelago in Norway have allowed locals and tourists to carry weapons to protect themselves from potential polar bear attacks.

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  2. This app has a Kim Kardashian outfit for every climate in the worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Mashable

    ... cities like Paris or New York, but let's see how she fares in some of the Earth's most remote locations. Located in Svalbard in the high Norwegian arctic, Longyearbyen's temperatures are not to be trifled with. Case in point: It's summer and ...

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  3. Svalbard Seed Vault Built In Norway To Preserve The Different Varieties Of Seeds And Plant Species.Read the original story

    Jun 23, 2015 | Emailwire.com

    Foley, Alabama -- In the morning of winter in December 16, 2014, Robert Bjerke, a specialist who works for the Norwegian government's property agency detected some technical unusualities on the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Bjerke found out that the temperature reading was off and could pose a threat to the preservation of survival seeds and other plant species stored inside the bank.

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  4. Coriant Supplies 100G for UNINETT's Arctic Optical NetworkRead the original story

    Jun 8, 2015 | Converge! Network Digest

    UNINETT, a non-profit provider of telecom and data network connections to Norwegian universities and research institutions, selected Coriant to build a new 100G-capable subsea optical transport infrastructure connecting Ny-A...lesund and Longyearbyen on the Svalbard archipelago. The network will enable UNINETT to scale optical transmission capacity and meet the low latency connectivity requirements of demanding, high-bandwidth scientific research and education traffic and applications.

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  5. Coriant 100G Off to Arctic ArchipelagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | Light Reading

    Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end transport networking solutions, today announced it has been selected by UNINETT, a non-profit provider of telecom and data network connections to Norwegian universities and research institutions, to build a new 100G-capable subsea optical transport infrastructure connecting Ny-Alesund and Longyearbyen on the Svalbard archipelago.

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  6. Norwaya s UNINETT Selects Coriant 100G Solution for Arctic Optical NetworkRead the original story

    Jun 8, 2015 | Business Wire

    Coriant hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform Brings Reliable, High-Speed Connectivity to the World's Northernmost Scientific Research and Education Community )--Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end transport networking solutions, today announced it has been selected by UNINETT, a non-profit provider of telecom and data network connections to Norwegian universities and research institutions, to build a new 100G-capable subsea optical transport infrastructure connecting Ny-Alesund and Longyearbyen on the Svalbard archipelago.

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  7. Norway's UNINETT Selects Coriant 100G Solution for Arctic Optical NetworkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | Sys-Con Media

    Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end transport networking solutions, today announced it has been selected by UNINETT, a non-profit provider of telecom and data network connections to Norwegian universities and research institutions, to build a new 100G-capable subsea optical transport infrastructure connecting Ny-A...lesund and Longyearbyen on the Svalbard archipelago.

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  8. Norway confirms major divestment from coalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2015 | KRNV-TV Reno

    JUNE 21: Colourful houses stand on the side of a hill on the morning of Midsummer on June 21, 2008 in Longyearbyen, Norway. Longyearbyen is the seat of Norwegian local administration in Svalbard, 620 miles south of the North Pole.

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  9. The Brighter Side of RabiesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2015 | The New Yorker

    ... about the next generation of rabies-based tools, a rabies outbreak started thirty-five hundred miles away, in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago halfway between the mainland and the North Pole. On September 12th, a woman in the capital city of ...

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  10. UH-led team observes the solar eclipse over the ArcticRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2015 | Space News From SpaceDaily.Com

    The international Solar Wind Sherpas team, led by Dr. Shadia Habbal of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Institute for Astronomy, braved Arctic weather to successfully observe the total solar eclipse of March 20, 2015 from Longyearbyen on the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago east of northern Greenland. Their preliminary results are being presented at the Triennial Earth-Sun Summit in Indianapolis, IN.

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  11. Stunning Total Solar Eclipse Observed Over the ArcticRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2015 | Live Science

    A stark black disc haloed by streaks of light - a team of scientists captured this image of a total solar eclipse over the Arctic in March. The international Solar Wind Sherpas team, led by astronomer Shadia Habbal at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, observed the March 20 solar eclipse from Longyearbyen on the island of Spitsbergen, in the Svalbard archipelago, located northeast of Greenland.

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  12. UH-led team successfully observes the solar eclipse over the ArcticRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2015 | ECNmag

    The international Solar Wind Sherpas team, led by Dr. Shadia Habbal of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Institute for Astronomy, braved Arctic weather to successfully observe the total solar eclipse of March 20 from Longyearbyen on the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago east of northern Greenland. Their preliminary results are being presented Thursday at the Triennial Earth-Sun Summit in Indianapolis, IN.

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  13. Observing the solar eclipse over the ArcticRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2015 | Science Daily

    Scientists braved Arctic weather to successfully observe the total solar eclipse of March 20 from Longyearbyen on the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago east of northern Greenland. The international Solar Wind Sherpas team, led by Dr. Shadia Habbal of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Institute for Astronomy, braved Arctic weather to successfully observe the total solar eclipse of March 20 from Longyearbyen on the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago east of northern Greenland.

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  14. Eclipses and Auroras highlight Astronomy DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 | The Union

    ... in only two places in the world - the Faroe Islands (between Norway and Iceland) and the far northern island of Svalbard, Norway, which lies well above the Arctic Circle. The eclipse at Svalbard drew the largest group to ever visit the remote ...

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  15. A Solar Eclipse at the Top of the WorldRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | PC Magazine

    ... the North Atlantic, only crossing land in two places - the Faroe Islands and the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard - before ending in the Arctic Ocean just short of the North Pole. Neither the Faroe Islands nor Svalbard offered particularly ...

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  16. Soldier's joy at pole trek bid successRead the original story

    Apr 23, 2015 | Blackpool Today

    ... arrived at around 10am on Monday. They waited for another storm to pass before flying back to Longyearbyen on Svalbard Island, Norway." It was Lance Cpl Webb's third marathon walk, having trekked to the South Pole with Olympic rower Matthew Pinsent ...

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  17. Wow! A Solar Eclipse at the Top of the WorldRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | PC Magazine

    ... the North Atlantic, only crossing land in two places - the Faroe Islands and the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard - before ending in the Arctic Ocean just short of the North Pole. Neither the Faroe Islands nor Svalbard offered particularly ...

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  18. Norway in Arctic dispute with RussiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | BBC News

    Norway has summoned the Russian ambassador in Oslo for an explanation after a top Russian official defied a travel ban by visiting Arctic Norway. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin flew to Svalbard, in the Arctic Circle, then went to the North Pole to open a Russian drifting base on an ice floe.

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  19. Norway seeks explanation over Rogozin's visit to SvalbardRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | EurActiv.com

    ... have earlier this spring clearly expressed to the Russian embassy in Oslo that people on the list are not wanted in Svalbard. It is therefore regrettable that Rogozin has been on Svalbard," a spokesman from Norway's Foreign Ministry said yesterday ...

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  20. Norway: Banned Russian Minister's Visit To Arctic Island 'Regrettable'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2015 | Weekday Magazine

    Norway says it has demanded that Moscow explain a visit to a Norwegian island by a Russian deputy prime minister who is banned from entering the country. Norwegian Foreign Ministry spokesman Frode Andersen said on April 19 that Dmitry Rogozin's visit to the Arctic Svalbard islands was "regrettable."

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