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In the last few winters, the airport in Longyearbyen in Svalbard was often closed because of rain. One of the major issues climate researchers deal with is how precipitation changes as the temperatures are rising all over the Arctic.
In 2007 the Centre for Geobiology (CGB) was established through the Research Council of Norway’s Centre of Excellence Scheme. This week Centre post-doc, Steffen Leth Jørgensen, is one of the first author’s on a ground-breaking paper that is published in Nature.
This workshop aims to thoroughly discuss state-of-the-art research on deep-sea hydrothermal systems on a global and regional perspective. Four thematic lines of intervention are being considered: geology, environment, biology, and policy.
Geologist Nele Meckler works on reconstruction of past climate conditions. She has now received a Starting Grant from the European Research Council to build her own research group at the University of Bergen.
In August 2014, students and researchers from Europe and North America moved the lecture hall to Greenland to learn more about climate dynamics.
Editorial in "GEOSTANDARDS and GEOANALYTICAL RESEARCH" marking the passing away of professor Jan Košler
ICE2ICE oppstartsmøte i København. Akkompagnert av musikk og en kort promoteringsvideo fikk ERC Synergi-prosjektet «Ice2ice» en fantastisk start 15. september –møtet innledet et arbeidsseminar i København 15.-17. september.
The content of these interesting courses at the Department of Earth Science, has recently been published in EOS.
ICE2ICE Kick-Off Meeting in Copenhagen Accompanied by music and a short promotional movie, the ERC Synergy project ‘ice2ice’ got off to a splendid start September 15 – heading off the Kick-off workshop in Copenhagen September 15–17.
The first joint PhD conference between ResClim and the Climate Research School at the Bolin Centre in Stockholm was held 28–30 September in and around Bergen.
Field update from a changing Arctic: Can the past tell us about the future? To try answering these questions, a UiB-led expedition set off on a lake-coring expedition to the still frozen fringes of Northwest Spitsbergen.
Professor Kuvvet Atakan, Department of Earth Science, lectured at summer workshop on probabilistic seismic hazard assessment (PSHA) in Myanmar.
In a new Nature Communications paper Bjarte Hannisdal and co-authors question the way we think about the fossil record.
Professor Stéphane Rondenay, Department of Earth Science, is a co-author on this Nature paper. The study aims at obtaining an image of the complete pathway of the fluid–melt phase from the subducted oceanic crust to the surface.
New data published by CGB scientists in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) call into question the biogenicity of microtextures in Archean rocks

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