Thermal influences on rock slope dynamic in High Arctic permafrost areas - ThermoRock


Grant No.:

730938, Interact Transnational Access, Thule Institute, University of Oulu

Grant Agency:

Horizon 2020, EU Funding for Research and Innovation

Resolved in:

2022 - 2022

Principal investigator:

Dr. Ondřej Racek
Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the CAS


Dr. Josef Stemberk
Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the CAS


The objective of this project is two fold (i) to download and analyse existing crackmeter monitoring network data of unstable rock slopes features in the area of Hornsund fjord and (ii) to obtain short term spatio-temporal data about rock slope surficial zone thermal behaviour. A combination of these two approaches will bring improvement of knowledge on the influence of deglaciation-linked thermal cycles/changes of rock slope temporal evolution and mass movements activity. Polish Polar Station Horndsund, Svalbard.

External website:

Web of the Project