Course on Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles in Svalbard (UAV4Svalbard)

This autumn, SIOS offers a training course on how to effectively use UAVs in Svalbard research. The training will be delivered by UAV experts from SIOS member institutions, international researchers, and experts from the industry.

  • Time: 4 - 8 September 2023
  • Location: Longyearbyen, Svalbard
  • Application deadline: 15 April 2023
  • Target audience: scientists, master/Ph.D. students and technicians with no or modest experience with UAVs in their research.

The goal of the course is to teach participants the basic skills needed to use UAVs in Svalbard.

Due to the relatively fast and easy data acquisition, low cost and high data resolution, UAVs have become a popular instrument in environmental studies. SIOS member institutions use drones in a range of research projects across Svalbard. However, scientists may lack the necessary training required to fly drones and/or process the data.

 PhD students from SIOS member institutions who are about to begin careers can especially benefit from this training course.

This course will consist of lectures, hands-on, demo and practice sessions, a field excursion, social events and mini-projects.

More information and application form are available here:

About SIOS:

The Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS) is an international collaboration of research institutions working on climate and environmental issues in the Svalbard area. SIOS creates an effective observation network by sharing technology, experience and data, closing knowledge gaps and reducing the environmental footprint of research.


  • Course on Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles in Svalbard (UAV4Svalbard)

    Course on Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles in Svalbard (UAV4Svalbard)