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Svalbard Invasive Species (2024 – 2026)

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Svalbard Invasive Species (2024 – 2026)

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Full title: Citizen Science Monitoring of Existing and Potential Marine Invasive Species Around Svalbard

Partners: Akvaplan-niva (lead), Svalbard Folkehøgskole, Artsdatabanken, Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences Poland (IO PAN)

Project manager: Amanda Ziegler

Funding agency: Svalbard Miljøvernfond (RIS number 12423)

The project objectives are:

  • Develop user-friendly tools for the identification of existing and potential marine invasive species around Svalbard that could be used by local inhabitants at and visitors to Svalbard
  • Test the developed tools and collect samples to monitor for newly established invasive species around Svalbard in collaboration with Svalbard Folkehøgskole
  • Scientist
    Ecosystems
    Tromsø