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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

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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

EPOS-Norway SESF Workshop

EPOS-Norway SESF Workshop

Within the framework of the EPOS-Norway project, a dedicated web-portal is being developed. As part of this development, on 1-3 November 2017, EPOS-Norway project arranged a workshop in Bergen, where 25 students and scientists attended.

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.

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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...

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.