Project

RIS-ID

{{risid}}

Climate-ecological Observatory for Arctic Tundra - COAT (COAT)

COAT - Climate-ecological Observatory for Arctic Tundra is a system for adaptive, ecosystem-based monitoring of tundra ecosystems on Svalbard and in Finnmark. COAT Svalbard expands the current ecological monitoring to fully integrate climate monitoring and relationships between climate, management and the selected ecosystem components.

Great to see you here!

Did you know that there are {{related}} projects registered now with keywords matching your project, and {{close}} projects with fieldwork within 10km of your fieldwork site?

check them out here!

Thank you for adding your research project to the growing pool of knowledge about the research going on in Svalbard and its surrounding waters!

As we would like you to know a bit about what is going on in Svalbard in your discipline and fieldwork surroundings, we have selected some projects that should be interesting for you to have a look at. There are {{related}} projects registered in RiS that match with your keywords, and below you will find links to the 3 that have the most relevant match.

As we all work to reduce our environmental footprint, we want to give you an easy way to find projects that have fieldwork close to you, so you can contact the project owner and coordinate your logistics whenever possible. This could also help you save some expensive costs ;) There are {{close}} projects registered in RiS that have registered their fieldwork sites within 10 km from you, and below you will find links to the 3 closest fieldwork locations.

×
Back

Related Projects

×

Close projects

Your fieldworks Fieldworks close to yours
RiS map service is temporarily down
x
× <

Project date

Starts
2016-01-01

Ends
2021-12-31

Project status

{{statustext}} When your project description has been processed and your project added to RiS, the booking and application functions will be available. Remember that you need to register fieldwork periods to access these functions.

Project type

  • field work
  • remote sensing
  • modelling
  • long-term monitoring

Discipline

  • terrestrial biology
  • other

Project Keywords

  • biosphere / ecological dynamics / species/population interactions
  • biosphere / ecological dynamics / ecosystem functions
  • biosphere / ecological dynamics / community dynamics
  • biosphere / terrestrial ecosystems / alpine/tundra
  • biosphere / ecological dynamics / herbivory
  • atmosphere / atmospheric temperature
  • cryosphere / snow/ice
  • biosphere / terrestrial ecosystems
  • biosphere / vegetation
  • cryosphere / frozen ground
  • atmosphere / precipitation
  • atmosphere / atmospheric phenomena
  • climate indicators / biospheric indicators
  • human dimensions / environmental governance/management

Fieldwork information

Click on map point to view details for the point.

RiS map service is temporarily down
x
Points close to each other:
{{point.posId}}. {{point.startDate}} – {{point.endDate}}: {{point.location}}


Type Period From To Coordinates Station Location
{{fieldwork.type}} {{fieldwork.mapType}} {{fieldwork.period}} {{fieldwork.startDate}} {{fieldwork.endDate}} E{{fieldwork.utm33East}}, N{{fieldwork.utm33North}}
{{fieldwork.lat | number : 6}}°N, {{fieldwork.long | number : 6}}°E
{{fieldwork.baseStation}} {{fieldwork.location}}

Summary

COAT - Climate-ecological Observatory for Arctic Tundra is a monitoring system for adaptive, ecosystem-based monitoring of tundra ecosystems on Svalbard and in Finnmark (http://www.coat.no/). Building upon existing terrestrial monitoring on Svalbard (see http://www.mosj.no/no/), COAT expands the ecological monitoring to fully integrate it with climate monitoring, and sets focus on the relationships between climate, management and selected ecosystem components. COAT focuses on monitoring targets that are sensitive to climate change, hold key ecosystem services, govern key functions in the food web, maintain Arctic biodiversity and ecosystem services and are management relevant. In a peer-reviewed science plan, expected impacts of climate change and management on the Arctic fox, Svalbard reindeer, Svalbard rock-ptarmigan, arctic geese, moss tundra & other selected vegetation types, and the relationships between these ecosystem components are outlined. The climate-impact path models outlined in the science plan lead to a set of ecological and climate state variables that are measured. Co-ordination of the ecological and the climate measurements and combination of field and remote sensing as well as making use of new methodologies and techniques ensures that COAT will detect climate effects on the ecosystem, seeking to understand causes of forthcoming changes in the Svalbard terrestrial ecosystem. COAT Svalbard is in an implementation phase in 2016-2020, funded as "COAT Infrastructure" and leading towards a fully implemented monitoring system from 2021. The COAT consortium of five Fram Centre institutions ensures cutting edge competence on climate change and its effects on the ecosystem.

Project members

Participating institutions

Project updates

No updates yet

Publications

No publications yet

{{p.title}}

{{p.description}}

{{p.link}}

{{p.link}}

DataSet

No dataset yet