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Geophysical Institute

Storms, ocean currents, raindrops, avalanches, heat waves and CO2 exchange, it all boils down to physics. At Geophysical Institute we explore the driving forces of nature.

We do research and education in meteorology, oceanography and climate, within four resarch groups:

We also host the Energy Lab and do research and development on renewable energy (solar, wind and water)

Make your studies here

Are extreme weather events a result of climate change? Can all ice on the earth melt, and what will happen in that case? How will global climate change impact the climate in Norway? Where does the Gulf Stream come from and how do ocean circulations work? How can we tell what the weather is going to be like by just looking at the clouds? Why is it warmer in Norway compared to other places at similar latitudes?
We will teach you how to find the answers.

Here is our study programme, and you we get more information from our student advisors.
Here you find more about the student life at our Institute, and, by the way do know that the job opportunities are very good for our students?

RESEARCH | CLIMATE

Warm ocean current reaches surprisingly far south in the Antarctic Weddell Sea

New observations recently published in Nature Communications show that warm deep water also reaches the large Filchner ice shelf in the southern Weddell Sea.

UiB moocs

Second chance to follow free online courses from UiB

Are you interested in what drives the climate systems and changes? Or would you like to learn more about how to prevent the development of diseases and injuries in workplaces in developing countries? Follow one of our massive open online courses this autumn!

EDUCATION

Expanding Japanese-Norwegian climate research

The NORPAN project gives Norwegian researchers and students the opportunity to visit Japanese and Norwegian institutions.

RESEARCH NETWORKS

Networks are the key to success

Bergen is world-leading within marine research and climate research.

Research grants

Millions in funding for young researchers

Four UiB scientists recently received over 80 million NOK from Bergen Research Foundation and the University of Bergen, making world class research possible.

We contribute to

Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research and we host Norwegian Research School in Climate Dynamics

Our forefathers

Vilhelm Bjerknes, Harald Sverdrup and Bjørn Helland Hansen. Polar expeditions and the theoretical foundation of modern weather forecasting. A wind of history blows through the corridors of our institute.

What happens after the studies?

The weather influences energy resources and the cost of electricity. In BKK I take part in improving decision making tools for power production. Our aim is to optimize the use of resources, with regard to both economy and the benefit to society.
Fredrik Villanger
Resource planner