Publications, presentations and outreach

Here we present a list of research publications, conference and poster presentations, outreach publications and other project related material.

Peer reviewed publications, PhD and master theses

Outreach (TV, radio, print, online, other project related activities)

Peer reviewed papers (all project members) and MSc/PhD theses:


Mathiesen SM, Thyrring J, Hemmer-Hansen J, Berge J, Sukhotin A, Leopold P, Bekaert M, Sejr MK, Nielsen EE. Genetic diversity and connectivity within Mytilus spp. in the subarctic and Arctic. Evolutionary Applications (2016). doi: 10.1111/eva.12415

Bioluminescence as an ecological factor during high Arctic polar night. Scientific Reports (2016). doi:10.1038/srep36374

Kim S. Last, Laura Hobbs, Jørgen Berge, Andrew S. Brierley, Finlo Cottier. Moonlight Drives Ocean-Scale Mass Vertical Migration of Zooplankton during the Arctic Winter. Current Biology (2016). doi:10.1016/j.cub.2015.11.038


Berge J, Daase M, Renaud PE, Ambrose Jr WG, Darnis G, Last KS, Leu E, Cohen JH, Johnsen G, Moline MA, Cottier F, Varpe Ø, Shunatova N, Bałazy P, Morata N, Massabuau J-C, Falk-Petersen S, Kosobokova K, Hoppe CJM, Węsławski JM, Kukliński P, Legeżyńska J, Nikishina D, Cusa M, Kędra M, Włodarska-Kowalczuk M, Vogedes D, Camus C, Tran D, Michaud E, Gabrielsen TM, Granovitch A, Gonchar A, Krapp R, Callesen TA (2015). Unexpected Levels of Biological Activity during the Polar Night Offer New Perspectives on a Warming Arctic. Current Biology. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2015.08.024

Kraft A, Graeve M, Janssen D, Greenacre M, Falk-Petersen S (2015). Arctic pelagic amphipods: lipid dynamics and life strategies. Journal of Plankton Research. doi:10.1093/plankt/fbv052

Varpe Ø, Daase M, Kristiansen T (2015). A fish-eye view on the new Arctic lightscape. ICES Journal of Marine Science. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsv129

Jonathan H. Cohen, Jørgen Berge, Mark A. Moline, Asgeir J. Sørensen, Kim Last, Stig Falk-Petersen, Paul E. Renaud, Eva S. Leu, Julie Grenvald, Finlo Cottier, Heather Cronin, Sebastian Menze , Petter Norgren, Øystein Varpe, Malin Daase, Gerald Darnis, Geir Johnsen (2015). Is Ambient Light during the High Arctic Polar Night Sufficient to Act as a Visual Cue for Zooplankton? PLoS ONE 10 (6). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126247 

Sam Eglund Newby: Feeding activity and diet of Arctic and boreal fish species during the Polar night (2015), MSc thesis. PDF


Polar Biology special issue on Polar Night, coordinated by Ole Jørgen Lønne (online first articles)

Falk-Petersen S, Pavlov V, Berge J, Cottier F, Kovacs KM, Lydersern C. At the rainbow’s end: high productivity fueled by winter upwelling along an Arctic shelf (2014). DOI: 10.1007/s00300-014-1482-1

Johnsen G, Candeloro M, Berge J, Moline M. Glowing in the dark: discriminating patterns of bioluminescence from different taxa during the Arctic polar night (2014). DOI 10.1007/s00300-014-1471-4

Båtnes AS, Miljeteig C, Berge J, Greenacre M, Johnsen G: Quantifying the light sensitivity of Calanus spp. during the polar night: potential for orchestrated migrations conducted by ambient light from the sun, moon, or aurora borealis? (2013). DOI: 10.1007/s00300-013-1415-4

Brown TA, Hegseth EN, Belt ST: A biomarker-based investigation of the mid-winter ecosystem in Rijpfjorden, Svalbard (2013). DOI:10.1007/s00300-013-1352-2

Morata N, Søreide JE: Effect of light and food on the metabolism of the Arctic copepod Calanus glacialis (2013). DOI:10.1007/s00300-013-1417-2

Morata N, Michaud E, Włodarska-Kowalczuk M: Impact of early food input on the Arctic benthos activities during the polar night (2013). DOI:10.1007/s00300-013-1414-5

Webster CN, Varpe Ø, Falk-Petersen S, Berge J, Stübner E, Brierley AS: Moonlit swimming: vertical distributions of macrozooplankton and nekton during the polar night (2013). DOI:10.1007/s00300-013-1422-5

Not in special issue:

Berge, J, F. Cottier, Ø. Varpe, P.E. Renaud, S. Falk-Petersen, S. Kwasniewski, C. Griffiths, J.E. Søreide, G. Johnsen, A. Aubert, O. Bjærke, J. Hovinen, S. Jung-Madsen, M. Tveit, S. Majaneva (2014). Arctic complexity: a case study on diel vertical migration of zooplankton. Journal of Plankton Research. DOI: 10.1093/plankt/fbu059

Sainmont J., A. Gislason, J. Heuschele, C. N.  Webster, P. Sylvander, M. Wang, Ø. Varpe. Inter- and intra-specific diurnal habitat selection of zooplankton during the spring bloom observed by Video Plankton Recorder (2014). Marine Biology. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-014-2475-x

Darnis, G. and Fortier, L. (2014) Temperature, food and the seasonal vertical migration of key arctic copepods in the thermally stratified Amundsen Gulf (Beaufort Sea, Arctic Ocean). J. Plankton Res., DOI:10.1093/plankt/fbu035.

Vogedes D., K. Eiane, A.S. Båtnes, J. Berge (2014). Variability in Calanus spp. abundance on fine-to-meso-scales in an Arctic fjord: implications for little auk feeding. Marine Biology Research DOI:10.1080/17451000.2013.815781


Båtnes, A S, Miljeteig C, Berge J, Greenacre M, Johnsen G (2013). QunQuantifying the light sensitivity of Calanus spp. during the polar night: potential for orchestrated migrations conducted by ambient light from the sun, moon, or aurora borealis? DOI: 10.1007/s00300-013-1415-4

Murzina, S.A.,  S.A., Nefedova, Z. A., Falk-Petersen, S., Hop, H., Ryokolainen, T.R., Ripatti, P.O., Ottesen, C.A.M., Berge, J and N. N. Nemova (2013). Lipids in the daubed shanny (Teleostei: Leptoclinus maculatus) in Svalbard waters. Polar Biology. DOI: 10.1007/s00300-013-1381-x

Berge J. & J Nahrgang (2013). The Atlantic spiny lumpsucker Eumicrotremus spinosus: life history traits and the seemingly unlikely interaction with the pelagic amphipod Themisto libellula. Polish Polar Research 34 (3): 279-287. DOI: 10.2478/popore−2013−0013

Daase M, Falk-Petersen S, Varpe Ø, Darnis G, Søreide J, Wold A, Leu E, Berge J, Philip B, Louis F. 2013. Timing of reproductive events in the marine copepod Calanus glacialis: a Pan-Arctic perspective. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 70: 871–884 (2013) DOI:10.1139/cjfas-2012-0401

Daase, M., S. Falk-Petersen, Ø. Varpe, G. Darnis, J.E. Søreide, A. Wold, E. Leu, J. Berge, B. Philippe, L. Fortier (2013). Plasticity in timing of reproductive events in Calanus glacialis: a Pan-Arctic perspective. Limnology and Oceanography 70: 871–884. DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2012-0401

Markkula S, Berge J, Renaud PE, Vader A, Stübner E, Rao A.M, Sparre Ø and Lehtiniemi M (2013). Aggregations of predator and prey affect predation impact of the Arctic ctenophore, Mertensia ovum. MEPS. 476:87-100. DOI:10.3354/ meps10143

Kraft A, Berge J, Varpe Ø, Falk-Petersen S (2013) Feeding in Arctic darkness: mid-winter diet of the pelagic amphipods Themisto abyssorum and T. libellula. Marine Biology January 2013, Volume 160, Issue 1, pp 241-248 DOI:10.1007/s00227-012-2065-8

Kuklinski, P, J. Berge, L. McFadden, K. Dmoch, M. Zajaczkowski, H. Nygård, K. Piwosz, A. Tatarek (2013). Seasonality of occurrence and recruitment of Arctic marine benthic invertebrate larvae in relation to environmental variables. Polar Biology DOI 10.1007/s00300-012-1283-3

Wallace M, Cottier F, Brierley A, Tarling G (2013)  Modelling the influence of copepod behaviour on fecal pellet export at high latitudes. Polar Biology 36:579-592. DOI:10.1007/s00300-013-1287-7

Weydmann, A., J.E. Soreide, S. Kwasniewski, E. Leu, S. Falk-Petersen, J. Berge (2013). Ice-related seasonality in zooplankton community composition in a high Arctic fjord.Journal of Plankton Research 2013; DOI: 10.1093/plankt/fbt031


Berge J, Båtnes AS, Johnsen G, Blackwell SM, Moline MA (2012). Bioluminescence in the High Arctic during the Polar Night. Marine Biology DOI 10.1007/s00227-011-1798-0

Berge, J., Gabrielsen, TM., Moline, M., Renaud, P.E. (2012). Evolution of the Arctic Calanus complex – an Arctic marine Avocado? Journal of Plankton Research 34(3):191-195. DOI: 10.1093/plankt/fbr103

Berge, J., Varpe, Ø., Moline, M.A., Wold, A., Renaud, P.E., Daase, M., Falk-Petersen, S. (2012). Retention of ice-associated amphipods: possible consequences for an ice-free Arctic Ocean. Biology Letters DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2012.0517


Talks and posters, reports


Cruise report Polar Night Cruise January 2016 (PDF)


Oban project meeting (CircA, Marine Night, ArcticABC)

UK-Norway cooperation workshop: All 5-min talks in one zip-file (ZIP)

Asgeir Sørensen: Automated vehicles in Arctic marine research (PDF)

Anya Gonchar: Svalbard seabird parasites as seen during the marine night (PDF)

Paul Wassmann: On pan-Arctic future production scenarios (PDF - password protected, meeting participants only, 65 MB!)

Gerald Darnis: From polar night to midnight sun: diel vertical migration, metabolism and biogeochemical role of zooplankton in a high Arctic fjord (Kongsfjorden, Svalbard) (PDF)

Ingrid Ellingsen: SINMOD - Consequence module-coupled physical and biological models (PDF)

Paul Renaud: Norwegian (and Polish) contribution to Marine Night campaigns 2014-2015 (PDF)

Nathalia Shunatova: Marine Night: Russian activities (PDF)

Marine Cusa: Effects of seasonality and spatial heterogeneity on Polar cod (Boreogadus saida) diet in Svalbard waters (PDF)

Kathrin Keil: Overview Arctic Governance & Workplan ArcticABC (PDF - password protected, meeting participants only)

Maxime Geoffroy: AUV-based acoustic observations of the summer distribution and patchiness of zooplankton in Spitsbergen (PDF)

Maxime Geoffroy: Does zooplankton react to solar eclipses? (PDF)

Jon Cohen: Light and vision in the polar night (PDF - password protected, meeting participants only)

Njord Wegge: ArcticABC and geopolitics (PDF)

Kim S Last: Where the sun doesn't shine (PDF)

Neil Banas: From climate to top predators via a diverse, adaptable plankton community: new model approaches (PDF)

Jørgen Berge: Arctic Ocean Ecosystems - Applied technology, Biological interactions adn Consequencess in an era of abrupt climate change (Arctic ABC) (PDF)

Hans Kristian Djuve - The Arctic 4 km model and particle tracking (PDF)


Arctic Change conference in Ottawa (Canada):

Kim S. Last: Werewolves in the dark - moonlight structures Arctic zooplankton communities in space and time during the polar night (PDF)

Finlo Cottier: Winter vertical migration across the Arctic: Seeking the pan-Arctic view (PDF)

John Cohen: There is light in the dark: Bioluminescence in the high Arctic polar night (PDF)

Jørgen Berge: In the dark: paradigms of Arctic ecosystems during polar night challenged by new understanding (PDF)

Maline Daase: How much for the night? - Energetic costs of overwintering for the Arctic copepod Calanus glacialis (PDF)

Øystein Varpe. Session organisation: Integrated  studies of the impact of climate change on marine ecosystems. IMBER, Bergen. April 2014.

Gérald Darnis, Julie Cornelius Grenvald, Laura Hobbs, Finlo Cottier, Jørgen Berge, Paul Renaud, Janne Søreide and Stig Falk-Petersen. 2014. Diel variation in the vertical distribution of arctic mesozooplankton during the polar night. IMBER Open Science Conference, Bergen, Norway, 23-27 June (Poster, IMBER, Bergen. PDF).


Malin Daase, Stig Falk-Petersen, Øystein Varpe, Vladimir Pavlov, and Jørgen Berge 2013. Polar night ecology and oceanography: findings from the January cruise at 82oN. Arctic Frontiers 2013.
Anna Maria Kubiszyn, Katarzyna Blachowiak-Samolyk, Józef Maria Wiktor, Else Nøst Hegseth and Stig Falk-Petersen.  2013. Winter Tales - a dark side of planktonic life. Poster at Arctic Frontiers 2013.

Janne E. Søreide, Michael L. Carroll, Haakon Hop, William G. Ambrose Jr., Else N. Hegseth, and Stig Falk-Petersen 2013.Trophic structures and carbon flows in Arctic and Atlantic waters around Svalbard revealed by stable isotopic and fatty acid tracers. Arctic Frontiers 2013. Oral presentation
Julie C. Grenvald 2013. Diel vertical migration (DVM) of marine zooplankton in the polar night: who, how and why? (PDF)

Jørgen Berge 2013. Retention of ice associated fauna in a future Arctic Ocean void of summer sea ice (invited seminar). Invited lecture at Scottish Association of Marine Science, May 2013 

Jørgen Berge 2013. Polhavet. Invited talk at the Norges Vitenskabs Akademi, Oslo April 2013 

Øystein Varpe 2013. Optimal life-histories in seasonal environments: modeling copepod strategies. International workshop on Trait-based approaches to ocean life. Copenhagen 26-28 August 2013. Link for poster:

Øystein Varpe, Eike Stübner, Jasmine Nahrgang, Clare Webster, Paul E Renaud, Stig Falk-Petersen, Jørgen Berge 2013. The diet of a polar-night fish community: visual predators feeding in darkness? Arctic Frontiers, January 2013, Tromsø, Norway.

Finlo Cottier 2013. Fjord Exchange Processes: Gordon Research Conference on Coastal Ocean Circulation


Cruise report Polar Night Cruise January 2012 (PDF)

Jørgen Berge. Retention of ice associated fauna in a future Arctic Ocean void of summer sea ice (invited seminar). Framcenter, Dec 2012 

Jørgen Berge. Retention of ice associated fauna in a future Arctic Ocean void of summer sea ice (invited talk). Arctic Days, Brest (France) Nov 2012

Finlo Cottier 2012. Arctic Oceanography - A view from the coast: Arctic Days 2012, European Institute for Marine Studies (IUEM, France) workshop on Arctic marine ecology.




Blåskjellene fra Svalbard kommer fra Middelhavet ( 04.01.2017)

Jørgen Berge: Et naturlig flerkulturelt samfunn (i havet) (Svalbardposten 09.12.2016)


In the polar ‘twilight zone,’ these unusual sea creatures outshine the starlight ( 04.11.2016)

100 feet below sea surface, bioluminescence dominant light source during polar night ( 02.11.2016)

En Porsche, en gruppe forskere og fremtiden til svalbardsamfunnet (Svalbardposten 24.06.2016)
CircA project: Final project report to the Norwegian research council (April 2016, PDF)
Floating in the Arctic darkness (The Atlantic, 22.03.2016)

Autonomous kayak helps researchers captures light measurements in winter Arctic ( 01.03.2016)

"Termites of the Sea" Found Munching Wood Near Arctic Shipwrecks ( 01.03.2016)

Da forskerne dro opp tømmerstokken, ble de skremt av det de fant (Nettavisen 26.02.2016)

Da forskerne dro opp tømmerstokken, ble de skremt av det de fant (Nordlys 26.02.2016)

Voyage into darkness (Science 18.03.2016)

Opp fra polarnattens mørke (Aftenposten 09.03.2016)

Spiser opp vrak på havbunnen ( 01.03.2016)

A bitter-sweet symphony (Svalbardposten 25.02.2016)

Arctic shipworm discovery alarms archaeologists (Science 26.02.2016)

Fant yrende liv i polarnatta (VG 22.02.2016)

Design for latskap - men med store muligheter (Svalbardposten 05.02.2016)

Meet the creatures of the Arctic Polar Night ( 02.2016)

Mørkets fyrster - med påskrudd lys (Framsenteret 29.01.2016)

Nye mysterier avdekkes i Polhavet (Aftenposten Viten 12.01.2016)

Fant dypvannsfisk på grunna (Svalbardposten 29.01.2016)

Kinderegg i polarnatta (Svalbardposten 11.02.2016)

Undervannsrobot som oppfylte tre ønsker ( 16.02.2016)

Utforsker havets dyp (UiT 03.02.2016)

Månesyke for plankton i Arktis ( 09.01.2016)

Månesyk plankton (Ekko 08.02.2016)

Polar Night cruise - cruise report (PDF)


News stories about the findings presented in the Current Biology paper about "werewolves" in the Polar Night

Moonlight helps plankton escape predators during Arctic winters (New Scientist 07.01.2016)

Do blame it on the moonlight: Arctic plankton boogie to the moon (Scimex 08.01.2016)

Tiny Marine Critters Migrate In The Arctic Winter Using Moonlight (IFLScience 07.01.2016)

Arctic Winter: Marine Creatures Migrate By Moonlight During Arctic Winter, Study Says (HNGN 08.01.2016)

Moonlight Drives Zooplankton’s Winter Migrations (The New York Times 08.01.2016)

Arctic animals navigate by light of the winter moon (UPI 07.01.2016)

'Werewolf' creatures in the Arctic navigate by the cycle of the MOON: During dark winter months plankton migrate in lunar cycles (Daily Mail 07.01.2016)

Artico, animali marini stregati da Luna (Corriere 07.01.2016)

Arctic animals navigate by light of the winter moon (Breitbart news 07.01.2016)

In Arctic winter, marine creatures migrate by the light of the moon (07.01.2016 MyWebMemo)

Marine Creatures Migrate by Moon's Light During Arctic Winter (Laboratory Equipment 07.01.2016)

Biologists make surprise discovery among plankton in the Arctic (Herald Scotland 07.01.2016)

'Werewolf' creatures in the Arctic navigate by the cycle of the MOON: During dark winter months plankton migrate in lunar cycles (One News Page 07.01.2016)

'Werewolf' creatures in the Arctic navigate by the cycle of the MOON: During dark winter months plankton migrate in lunar cycles (Singapore News 07.01.2016)

Moonlight drives marine creatures in Arctic winter (Siasat 11.01.2016)

Arctic animals navigate by the light of winter Moon (India Today 11.01.2016)

Arctic Animals Navigate By The Light Of Winter Moon: Study (NDTV 11.01.2016)

Arctic animals navigate by the light of winter Moon (The Economic Times 11.01.2016)

Moonlight Drives Marine Creatures in Arctic Winter (Vishwa Gujarat 11.01.2016)

Moonlight drives mass migration in Arctic winter (Infoyu 11.01.2016)

During Arctic Winters, Active Marine Creatures Migrate By Moonlight (Nature World News 08.01.2016)

Oban scientists discover moonlight winter ocean travellers (Press and Journal 08.01.2016)

Moonlight migration discovered ( 08.01.2016)

In Arctic winter, marine creatures migrate by the light of the moon (EurekAlert! 07.01.2016)

Moonlight drives marine creatures in Arctic winter (Udaipur Kiran 11.01.2016)

Zooplankton Migrate By Moon Light During Arctic Winter (Science World Report 11.01.2016)

Study finds arctic creatures navigate by the light of winter moon (Bulletin India 11.01.2016)

Arctic animals navigate by the light of winter Moon (News Nation 11.01.2016)

Migrazioni al chiaro di Luna per lo zooplancton dell'Artide (Le Scienze 12.01.2016)

In Arctic winter, marine creatures migrate by the light of the moon ( 07.01.2016)

Moonlight drives marine creatures in Arctic winter (Big News Network 11.01.2016)

Månesyke for plankton i Arktis ( 09.01.2016)

In Arctic winter, marine creatures migrate by the light of the moon (eScience news 07.01.2016)

In Arctic winter, marine creatures migrate by the light of the moon (Science Codex 07.01.2016)

Polar Moondance: Decades of acoustic data reveal surprising migration patterns of zooplankton in the Arctic winter. (Meta Science News 07.01.2016)

El zooplancton del Ártico migra bajo la luz de la luna (Sinc 07.01.2016)

Moonlight drives marine creatures in Arctic winter (Indio Asian News Service 11.01.2016)

In Arctic winter, 'werewolves of the deep' hunt by moonlight (The Christian Science Monitor 11.01.2016)

Moonlight drives marine creatures in Arctic winter (Daijiworld 11.01.2016)

Moonlight Drives Migration Of Marine Animals In Arctic Winter (Tech Times 13.01.2016)

SAMS scientists discover moonlight driving ocean ‘werewolves’ to gather for Arctic Ocean winter odyssey ( 01.2016)

Forskning viser at arktiske dyreplankton er påvirket av fullmånen (Nordlys 12.01.2016)

Plankton i Arktis kan bli viktig for framtidas klimamodeller (NRK Nordland 17.01.2016)



2015 Liv og lys i mulm og mørke (Biolog 04/2015 PDF)

2015 News stories about the findings presented in the Current Biology paper on biological activity in the polar night

Life bustles in the long Arctic night (Hakai magazine 04.11.2015)

L’Arctique ne dort jamais (Sciences et avenir 30.09.2015, French)

A téli éjszaka alatt is aktív a Jeges-tenger élővilága ( 28.09.2015, Hungarian)

No sleeping with the fishes during dark polar night (Christian Science Monitor 25.09.2015)

Arktis: Highlife in der Polarnacht (Spektrum 25.09.2015, German)

Life in the polar ocean is surprisingly active in the dark winter ( 28.09.2015)

L'inaspettato fervore di vita nell'inverno polare (Le Scienze 25.09.2015, Italian)

Arctic ocean's wakeful winter revealed (BBC news 24.09.2015)

What goes on in the waters of the Arctic during the long, dark polar winter - video (BBC Science News Facebook 25.09.2015)

Creatures are busy in the polar night (Redcube 01.10.2015)

Yrende polarliv er truet av klimaendringer ( 30.09.2015, Norwegian)

Polar Winter - Video (Bellmedia 28.09.2015, starting at 06:20, available until 27.11.2015

'Unexpected' Arctic night life found by Bates biologist Will Ambrose and fellow researchers ( 01.10.2015)

Liv på högvarv i polarmörkret (VF 01.10.2015, Swedish, PDF)

Unterwasser-Zeitraffervideo: Wie Raubschnecken einen Kabeljau zersetzen (Spiegel Online 30.09.2015)

The dark winter months of the Arctic found to be a hive of activity (IFLScience! 26.09.2015)

Arctic polar night isn't for sleep, researchers say ( 25.09.2015)

Munteres Treiben im Dauerdunkel (Die Welt 28.09.2015, German, PDF)

2015 News stories about new fish species in Svalbard waters

NRK P2 Nyhetslunsj 13.08.2015 (Stream - start at 14:00 Norwegian)

APTV Nye arter kommer med varme havstrømer 12.08.2015 (Videostream, Norwegian)

Svalbard - forskernes viktige klimalaboratorium 13.08.2015 (

Nye arter kommer med varme havstrømmer (Sunnmørsposten 14.08.2015)

Nye arter strømmer til Svalbard (Nordlys ekstra 14.08.2015)

Svalbard - viktig for klimaforskerne (Tønsberg blad 14.08.2015)

I denne bøtte ser du hvordan klimaet endres (Dagen 17.08.2015)

På Svalbard ser de resultatet raskt av klimaendringene (Avisa Nordland 14.08.2015)

2015 News stories about blue mussles and what we can learn about past climate

Blåskjell forteller klimahistorie på Svalbard (Tønsbergs blad 29.06.2015)

Blåskjell forteller historie (Telemarksavisa 30.06.2015)

Forteller klimahistorie på Svalbard (Nationen 29,06.2015)

Blåskjell forteller klimahistorie (Klassekampen 29.06.2015)

Blåskjell som klimaguide (Helgelendingen 11.06.2015)

Blåskjell forteller klimahistorie (Haugesund Avis 29.06.2015)

Blåskjellene er tilbake (Nordlys Ekstra 29/06/2015 - PDF Norwegian)

2015 Circa project summary leaflet (PDF)

2015 Jørgen Berge: Svalbardposten 19/06/2015 - Det hemmelige livet i mørketida (PDF)

2015 Jørgen Berge: Labyrinth 06/2015 - Hvorfor valgte du den mørke polarnatta (PDF)

2015 Outreach cruise w/ Helmer Hanssen (blog)

2015 Jørgen Berge: Naturen (3/2015)- Et sted der ute venter noe fantastisk på å bli oppdaget! (PDF Norwegian)

2015 NRK nordnytt (TV): Polar Night i USA (Video)

2015 Anohorage Museum (exhibition): Polar NIght: LIfe and Light in the dead of night (English)

2015 Polarnatt i Alaska (Norwegian):

2015 Polar Museum Tromsø (online exhibition catalogue): "Life and light in the dead of night" (English/Norwegian)

2015 Polar Museum Tromsø (exhibition): "Life and light in the dead of night" (English/Norwegian

2015 Enabling technology for Arctic research (Science & Technology 15, PDF)

2015 News stories about the total Eclipse and its effects on zooplankton


Fram Center (I)

Fram Center (II)


RUV (Iceland)

Kyst og Fjord

2015 Paul Renaud: Setting the stage (Science & Technology 14)

2015 Blåskjell og makrell på Svalbard sjokkerer forskere (Aftenposten Viten online 19.01.2015)

2015 News stories about the Marine Night campaign in Kongsfjorden in January (II): (III): "Polarnatt til USA" (Norwegian)

NRK (radio): Morra i NRK P1 (Norwegian)

Ny Teknik: PDF Blog 1 Blog 2 Blog 3 Blog 4 Blog 5


Deutsche Welle (DW): Radio program English online news German online news


The Wilmington News Journal: PDF

NRK radio (I):

NRK radio (II): MP3


2014 Jørgen Berge: The high life. Pan European Networks.

2014 Jørgen Berge, Finlo Cottier: The light of cooperation. Pan European Networks.

2014 Jørgen Berge. Sosialdemokratiet (i havet) står for fall? 10 Oct 2014. PDF

2014 Janne Søreide. Resilient to climate change? Pan European Networks - Science and Technology.

2014 News stories about the Marine Night campaign in Kongsfjorden in January

National Geographic:


Framsenteret II:

High North News:



Svalbardposten II: PDF

Svalbardposten III: PDF

Mornington News (Australia): PDF / Online

Marine Night campaign on P2 radio "Ekko". 06 Jan 2014. Podcast available for download here (start at approx 00:58)

Blog by Amelia Travers: Online

Blog by the Marine Night participants: Online

2014 Mare Incognitum (Science and Technology 10, PDF)


2013 Jørgen Berge. Kløna på havbunnen. 24 Dec 2013. Online.

2013 Jørgen Berge. Hodet under vannet. Nordlys, 09 Sept 2013. Online and PDF.

2013 Jørgen Berge. Radio interviews with NRK (P2), France Culture (three broadcasts), RTL France (four broadcasts) and France24 in relation to Arctic Frontiers 2013 and a polar night cruise with RV Helmer Hanssen in January 2013

2013 Jørgen Berge. Svalbardposten 22 February 2013. Mørkets hemmeligheter. Two-page popular science article.

2013 Jørgen Berge. Radio interview with NRK P2 regarding a news story on Antarctic isopods (March 2013).

2013 Jørgen Berge. Aftenposten May 10, 2013 “Overlever med jukselys”. Science report on bioluminescent zooplankton.


2012 Jørgen Berge. “Isfauna i et isfritt Arktis” (2012) in NRK radio, Nordlys and Later appeared in >15 National and International media, including BBC Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Canada Free Press, Life Science,

2012 Polar Night cruise 8-21 January: 

Interview of Stig Falk-Petersen with NRK1 by Lars Egil Mogårde - Polarnatt tokt (12/2011)

Interview with Stig Falk-Petersen by  Egil Pettersen. TV 2 at 21:00 news. (01/2012)

Reports from the Polar Night. TV2 Magasinet. (02/2012)

Stig Falk-Petersen et al. Polar night cruise blog at University of Tromsø (12/2012) 

Stig Falk-Petersen et al. Article on NRK website: "Oppdaget ukjent massedød i isødet" (01/2012)

Stig Falk-Petersen et al. News article on Norwegian Polar Institute website: Unik funn fra havets bunn (01/2012)

2012 News stories connected to the publication of the "Nemo hypothesis" by Berge et al. 2012 (>900 hits on Google and >50 hits on Bing as of 10/2013)

University of Delaware



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