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Island Vulnerability explores the challenges which isolated geographies face when dealing with risk and disasters by examining the processes which create, maintain, and could be used to reduce their vulnerability. This page provides:


Outdoors

Warning sign with a polar bear in Longyearbyen.

Bearly believable? (Svalbard/Spitsbergen, 2009).
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2009.)


The super blood wolf moon (lunar eclipse) viewed from Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway (2019).

The super blood wolf moon (lunar eclipse) viewed from Longyearbyen.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2019.)


The super blood wolf moon (lunar eclipse) viewed from Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway (2019).

The super blood wolf moon (lunar eclipse) viewed from Longyearbyen.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2019.)


Puppy in Longyearbyen.

Puppy in Longyearbyen.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2009.)


Puppies in Longyearbyen.

Puppies in Longyearbyen.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2009.)


Mushing outside of Longyearbyen.

Mushing outside of Longyearbyen.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2009.)


Dogs outside of Longyearbyen.

Doggy woggies!
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2009.)


A reindeer in the middle of Longyearbyen.

A reindeer in the middle of Longyearbyen.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2009.)


Houses of Longyearbyen in summer.

Houses of Longyearbyen in summer.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2009.)


Houses of Longbyearbyen in winter.

Houses of Longbyearbyen in winter.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2019.)


The greenhouse of Longbyearbyen.

The greenhouse (or pinkhouse) of Longbyearbyen.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2019.)


Longbyearbyen in winter.

Longbyearbyen in winter.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2019.)


Tour of Coal Mine 3.

Tour of Coal Mine 3.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2019.)


Coal Mine 3.

Coal Mine 3.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2019.)


Moonlight reflecting off the mountain slopes.

Moonlight reflection.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2019.)


Snowmobiles in Longyearbyen.

Snowmobiles in Longyearbyen.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2009.)


Kebab van in Longyearbyen.

There used to be a kebab van in Longyearbyen.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2009.)


The landscape of Longyearbyen.

The landscape of Longyearbyen.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2009.)


The landscape of Longyearbyen.

The landscape of Longyearbyen.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2009.)


The airport LYR, Longyearbyen.

The airport LYR, Longyearbyen.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2013.)


A crescent moon over the city lights (Longyearbyen, Norway, 2013).

A crescent moon hangs over the city lights (Longyearbyen, Norway, 2013).
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2013.)


Around noon in the winter (Longyearbyen, Norway, 2013).

Around noon in Longyearbyen's winter.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2013.)


Around noon in the summer (Longyearbyen, Norway, 2009).

Around noon in Longyearbyen's summer.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2009.)


Snowing along main street (Longyearbyen, Norway, 2013).

It's snowing! Hardly unusual. (Longyearbyen, Norway, 2013).
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2013.)


Snow on the mountains (Longyearbyen, Norway, 2009).

Snow on the mountains around Longyearbyen.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2009.)


Snow on the mountains (Longyearbyen, Norway, 2009).

Snow on the mountains around Longyearbyen.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2009.)


Full moon floats over the mountains of Longbyearbyen.

Full moon floats over the mountains of Longbyearbyen.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2019.)


View of Longyearbyen.

View of Longyearbyen.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2019.)


Northern lights / aurora borealis from Longyearbyen.

Northern lights / aurora borealis from Longyearbyen.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2019.)



Indoors

On the plane towards LYR, Longyearbyen.

Onwards to LYR, Longyearbyen.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2013.)


In the bus from the airport, LYR.

In the bus from the airport, LYR.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2013.)


Inside the church of Longbyearbyen.

Inside the church of Longbyearbyen.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2009.)


Inside a Longyearbyen bar.

Inside a Longyearbyen bar.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2013.)


Inside the Svalbard Museum, Longyearbyen.

Inside the Svalbard Museum, Longyearbyen.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2009.)


The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS).

The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS).
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2019.)


Inside the airship museum (Longyearbyen, Norway, 2009).

The Spitsbergen Airship Museum, which has now moved and is the North Pole Expedition Museum, in Longyearbyen.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2009.)


Candles in a pub in front of a bust of Lenin.

Lenin on me, when you're not strong...
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2013.)


Inside a Longyearbyen bar.

Inside a Longyearbyen bar.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2019.)



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