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In a proposed new research centre, geologists and meteorologists have found common ground to discover the connection between the climate and tectonic movements.
President of Geological Society, David Manning, was presiding, when Professor Patience Cowie, Department of Earth Science, was awarded the Coke Medal, 8 June 2016.
For nearly three weeks, researchers from the University of Bergen, University of Tromsø and UNIS been doing sedimentological and structural geological analysis of a rift pool northeast Greenland. Following a report from the stay.
For GEO-students on the course GEOV362 in Spain yesterday knowledge and experiences go hand in hand.
Mountain, Løvstakken has geothermal properties that can give Bergeners heat in the future.
Much is unknown about Norway’s marine potential. Rolf Birger Pedersen, Professor at the Centre for Geobiology (CGB) says that much awaits to be discovered.
Juliane Wissuwa defended her PhD at the University of Bergen (UiB), 25.5.2016. It is entitled: "The Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge Vent Fields - A valuable Resource for Marine Bioprospecting?”.
Yuangao Qu, a post-doc at the Centre for Geobiology (CGB), was a member of a team who discovered macroscopic fossils from the 1 560 Myr old Gaoyuzhuang Formation in the Yanshan area of North China. The results have been published in Nature Communications.
The UiB-led H2020 Blue Growth project, SponGES, kicks off 19-21 April 2016 in Bergen. CGB’s theme leader, Hans Tore Rapp, is the project coordinator. Another CGB researcher, Joana R. Xavier, is the scientific project manager.
This year’s Nordic Geoscientist Award was given to Rolf Birger Pedersen, Professor at the Department of Earth Science (GEO) and Centre for Geobiology (CGB) at the University of Bergen (UiB).
The Nordic Geoscientist Award 2016 is granted to Professor Rolf Birger Pedersen
Professor Hans Tore Rapp, a theme leader at the Centre for Geobiology (CGB), wil lead the interdisciplinary Horison 2020 (H202) project.
Representatives from the Centre for Geobiology (CGB) were part of the University of Bergen team participating in Transatlantic Science Week 2015 in Boston, Nov 4-6.
This year Norwegian Centres of Excellence (CoEs) have made many scientific breakthroughs. In 2015 CoE scientists have published eight articles in Nature since January, equaling the number of CoE Nature publications during 2014.

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