Department of Earth Science

GEO embodies research and research based education - within central geological and geophysical diciplines, specifically marine geoscience, basin and reservoir studies, climate and earth quake-seismology. The research is conducted on land and sea all over the globe.

The department has more than 110 research positions and 34 technical/administrative positions. Our employees are from more than 30 different countries.

Studies in Earth Science


Information for international applicants to the Master's Programme in Earth Science



Turspor at Upsete

Turspor at Upsete

Researchers to watch / Geology

Ocean fossils reveal future climate change

Researcher Nele Meckler wants to understand climate changes by studying fossil shells.

Research Cruise

2016 Summer Cruise

It is that time again. The R.V. G.O. Sars, the ROV Ægir, the AUV Hugin and masses of other equipment and metal cases are primed to go to sea once more.

Award to Patience Cowie

Patience Cowie received Geological Society of London award

President of Geological Society, David Manning, was presiding, when Professor Patience Cowie, Department of Earth Science, was awarded the Coke Medal, 8 June 2016.

Both ERC Starting Grant and BFS-scholarship

Nele Meckler at Geo has recently (2015) been awarded ERC Starting Grant from EU and Scholarship from Bergen Research Foundation recruitment. 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.

Our Research

My PhD project focuses on the character, the failure pattern and possible triggering mechanisms of mass movements and involves interpretation and analyses of 2D and 3D seismic data, bathymetric records and sediment cores
Benjamin Bellwald