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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?

Geophysical Institute 100 Years - University of Bergen in Climate and Energy Transformation: Atmosphere, Ocean, and Society in Motion

A scientific symposium on the 2nd and 3rd of October about climate, energy and earth system science. Open to researchers, stakeholders and interested parties from education and related realms.

New research

The ocean predicts future Arctic climate

The ocean predicts future northwestern European and Arctic climate, finds a new study in Nature Communications.

OCEAN CONFERENCE 2017

Between research and diplomacy

Professor Peter M. Haugan has long participated in high level work in the United Nations, building partnerships between science and diplomacy.

Research

Different places warm at different paces

Ocean heat transport links subpolar and Arctic warming, but that is not the whole story, writes Aleksi Nummelin. Read his account of how he, Camille Li and Paul Hezel worked to solve a climate riddle.

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.