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

ice2ice – PhD bootcamp 2018 – writing group

ice2ice – PhD bootcamp 2018 – writing group

Journal of the Geological Society (JGS) Early Career Award

Christian Haug Eide wins JGS Early Career Award for 2017


Planting seeds of future EU projects coordinators 

During the last month 12 postdocs, researchers and associate professors of the Department of Earth Science have registered as «experts» to evaluate EU project proposals. This is the result of a longterm strategy to increase the number and the quality of project proposals submitted to the European...

National Geographic article

Climate scientists take sediment cores on Svalbard lakes

“We have been trying to do this trip for five years and we have had a lot of issues with ice,” says expedition leader Jostein Bakke, head of the Quaternary Earth Systems group at Department of Earth Science

Bergen Research Foundation recruitment (BFS-scholarship)

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

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

Nele Meckler is awarded ERC Starting Grant from EU (2015) and Scholarship from BFS 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.