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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 you find our study programme. For more information, contact the student advisors.
Want to know more about the student life at our Institute and the GFI social activities?
By the way, do you know that the job opportunities are very good for our students?

Research prize

Ilker Fer is to receive the Georg Wüst Prize 2017

The German Society for Marine Research (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Meeresforschung, DGM) recently announced the recipient of the Georg Wüst Prize 2017. Congratulations Ilker Fer!

Young scientists

Cold winters natural despite warming climate

When Svetlana Sorokina’s mother calls from Siberia and complains about the cold, Svetlana knows one thing: It has probably been unusually warm in the Arctic

Research

Increase in the number of extremely strong fronts over Europe?

A new research finds an increase of strong and extremely strong fronts in summertime and autumn over Europe. If this is a trend or caused by climate change remains to be seen, according to lead author Sebastian Schemm.

Workshop

GFI / BCCR scientists at MOSAiC Workshop at Arctic Science Summit Week 2017

Some scientists from GFI / BCCR contributed significantly to a MOSAiC Workshop at ASSW in Prague on 4 and 5 April.

We contribute to

Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research and we host the Research schools CHESS and ResClim

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.