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MonArc (Monitoring of Arctic Infrastructure) will create and facilitate research cooperation between Norwegian and Russian researchers in Svalbard on the basis of joint monitoring of infrastructure response to climate change influence.

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Damaged road pavement in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. Photo: A. Sinitsyn

Results of monitoring can be used as an input data for assessment of climate change impacts on infrastructure. Data after the first years of observations will help to analyze the state of infrastructure stability in current climate conditions. Analysis of obtained data will help to save investments in infrastructure in the future – more cost efficient solutions for particular structures and for general planning of infrastructure can be proposed. Direct benefits for society and industry partners involved in the project consist in to have their structures monitored by project executors.

Project activities include planning of field works, field surveys, reporting, two workshops, and a public lecture (at Svalbard Seminaret, Longyearbyen) about the project and it's main deliverables.

Monitoring of infrastructure will be carried out in four settlements: Longyearbyen, Barentsburg, Svea, and Pyramiden.


  • Moscow State University, Geology department
  • The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), Arctic Technology department
  • Longyearbyen Lokalstyre
  • Trust Arcticugol, (Barentsburg/Moscow)
  • Store Norske Spitsbergen Grubekompani (SNSK), Longyearbyen
Publisert 21. april 2017


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