Department of Earth Science

Department of Earth Science (GEO)'s overall goal is to develop new knowledge of the Earth's structure, formation history and the driving forces for its dynamic behavior. We are more than 160 employees and 300 students, who all work hard with the studies that we offer, teaching and research.

Research: The research activities at the department of Earth Science (GEO) are concentrated in thematic groups; Geodynamics, Basin and Reservoir studies, Geochemistry & Geobiology, and Quaternary Earth Systems.

Education: Department of Earth Science offers education in several fields within Geo science and the programs varies from 2 to 8 years

EPOS-Norway             K.G.Jebsen-centre for deep sea research              Research infrastructure             GEOVITEN


    Exciting progress in the SUSTAIN project

    Looking at the deep biosphere through drill holes in a volcano

    Our researcher Steffen Leth Jørgensen is one of the principle investigators of the SUSTAIN project and along with an international team of researchers he will exploit the opportunity to investigate the deep biosphere on the volcanic island Surtsey.

    Momentum Program

    Momentum Program

    Willem van der Bilt is one of the researchers selected to participate in the new Momentum Program, the first early career development program organized at UiB.


    The Corinth IODP drilling expedition is starting this week.

    This week a team of scientists and drillers will begin the International Ocean Discovery Programme (IODP) expedition to drill the active offshore Corinth Rift in Greece. Researchers Dr Casey Nixon, Dr Sofia Pechlivanidou and Professor Rob Gawthorpe from UiB-GEO form a significant presence within the...


    K.G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research leads a new InterRidge working group

    Thibaut Barreyre at the K.G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea research has been appointed to lead a new InterRidge working group focusing on Integrating Multidisciplinary Observations in Vent Environments (IMOVE).


    The LoCH NESs project have been initiated!

    The summer of 2017 a long-term temperature sensors, current meters, pressure gauge and ocean bottom seismometers (OBS) was deployed to look at how natural physical processes (e.g. ocean tides, micro-earthquakes) to constrain subsurface permeability structure beneath Loki’s Castle hydrothermal site.

    Both ERC Starting Grant and BFS-scholarship

    Steffen Leth Jørgensen was granted BFS-scholarship in 2016. Read more here.

    Andreas Born was granted BFS-scholarship in 2016. Read more here.

    Nele Meckler at Geo is awarded ERC Starting Grant from EU (2015) and Scholarship from Bergen Research Foundation recruitment same year. Read more here.

    Bjarte Hannisdal is granted BFS-scholarship in 2013. Read more here.

    Nicola McLoughlin is granted BFS-scholarship in 2010. Read more here.