e-Learning portal for Arctic Biology

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We are compiling a variety of additional resources. Those are links to external material like further reading, videos, graphics, figures, but also a variety of teaching and learning resources, specifically created for Arctic biology courses taught at UNIS by UNIS teachers.

Course resources

Explore a variety of locations and learn about its biology, history and more. All in 360 degrees! Use the map bellow to explore or navigate with the menu in the top right corner. It’s recommended that you use Google Chrome, both during mobile and desktop use.

bioCEED resources


External resources

The Arctic Portal is a gateway to Arctic information and data on the internet. It’s aim is increased sharing of information and co-operation among Arctic stakeholders and  supporting co-operation and outreach in science, education, and policy making.

Check out the library, through which the Arctic Portal provides access to maps, reports, books, articles about the Arctic environment.

In the Cruise handbook for Svalbard from the Norwegian Polar Institute you can find information about geology, natural environment, history and cultural heritage sites along the coasts of the Svalbard archipelago. You can klick on certain areas on the map to access information, or use the side-menu for navigation.  

On SPIDER – the Svalbard Pictographic Invertebrate and Education Resource – you can find information on the terrestrial and freshwater invertebrate fauna of Svalbard.

The web-site svalbardflora.no is dedicated to Svalbards flora of vascular plants. Species found aroun dSvalbard are presented with beautiful and informative pictures accompanied by detailed texts. This page is uppdated regularly and represents current knowledge.

The web-site svalbardbirds.com is dedicated to Svalbards bird speices. It is a good refrence tool to learn about the species, their status and occurence.

The site is run managed by Norsk ornitologisk forening (The Norwegian Ornithological Society).

Svalbox is all about Svalbard geology. Svalbox aims to compile and acquire key data sets and publications to provide an interactive 3D geoscientific database of Svalbard.

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