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  • 6.7.2009 9:12


  • 19.6.2009 14:25

    Climate links

    Looking for for additional information about climate, climate change, and adaptation to climate change? Have a look here.

  • 09.10.2009 14:42
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    Climate research school

    The Geophysical Institute is the host of The Norwegian Research School in Climate Dynamics.

  • 27.01.2010 19:10

    Mapping the Earth Below the Oceans

    Some 55 million years ago the continental crust between Norway and Greenland had thinned to such an extent that it broke up. Since then Norway and Greenland have been drifting apart, and new oceanic crust have been created in between the continents. Large quantities of sediments have been collected in this constantly growing rift which today is known as the North Atlantic. This makes the area particularly interesting to the scientists in the marine geology and geophysics group at the University in Bergen.

  • 08.11.2012 15:13 PhD project
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    High-resolution Holocene climate reconstructions from high northern latitudes: identifying modes of climate variability and possible inter-hemispheric climate linkages

    The main research question for this PhD project is to examine Holocene climate variability of Arctic Norway, its rate of change and its interhemispheric linkages. Sediment records of distal glacier-fed lakes in front of glaciers (see Figure 1) will be analyzed at a high temporal resolution by the means of multiple sediment parameters and dating techniques. The results will be combined with quaternary geological mapping and independently dated terminal moraines. The study sites are located in Finnmark, Arctic Norway, at the glacier Langfjordjøkulen and on the island of Arnøya. The objective of this project is a high-resolution (decadal) reconstruction of glacier and climate variability during the time span of the Late Glacial and Holocene in the northern Polar Region, an area that is witnessing rapid ongoing climate change at present.

  • 04.11.2009 13:12
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    What midges can tell us about climate

    At Bergen Museum, midges are the focus of a major research project on climate change, ecology and improved methodology.

  • 28.06.2012 12:32
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    Climate of Norway and the Arctic in the 21st Century

  • 21.11.2011 12:51 CLIMATE CHANGE
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    Extreme Weather Report

    A new UN report shows that the number of extreme weather events has increased, in part because of man-made climate change.

  • 12.2.2009 10:5 News
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    New book: Climate, Affluence, and Culture

    As a warm-blooded species, humans thrive in temperate climates and must take more adaptive measures if they are living in colder or hotter regions of the world. But how do human societies create links between climate and culture? And what cultures do they create?

  • 09.08.2010 08:26 News from På Høyden
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    Asks Norway to say no

    James E. Hansen has asked Norway to say no to the exploitation of oil sand in Canada. - It would send a strong signal if Norway says no, he says.

  • 31.08.2012 08:58 CLIMATE CHANGE
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    Prize-winning research

    In 2014, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presents its Fifth Assessment Report. The Bjerknes Centre is heavily involved with the report.

  • 31.01.2011 21:03 NEWS FROM RCN
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    Winds from Siberia reduce Arctic sea ice cover

    The ice cover in the Arctic has decreased dramatically in recent years. Norwegian researchers have discovered that changes in air circulation patterns create winds that push away the ice.

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    Local forum, global issues

    Next week 75 students and young scientists from all over the world gather for the fourth annual Bergen Summer Research School. Once again the aim is to focus on global issues, and to promote dialogue and foster interdisciplinary collaboration.

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    Academic Transformers

    The higher education system needs to transform itself to solve the global challenges of poverty reduction, health policy, and climate change.

  • 28.09.2010 09:20 news from På Høyden
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    Volcanoes steer the Atlantic’s temperature

    UiB research results show that explosive volcanoes and variations in solar radiation have played a key role in temperature variation in the North Atlantic during the last six hundred years.

  • 23.01.2013 11:54
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    Poverty & the MDGs - A critical assessment and a look forward

    This new CROP Poverty Brief discuss how accurate the assessments of poverty reduction are, and if it is analytically correct to credit the MDGs with being a major driver of poverty reduction.

  • 28.11.2011 15:21 CLIMATE
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    Climate research boost

    The opening of the Centre for Climate Dynamics at the Bjerknes Centre on 1 December, was another giant step forward for climate research in Bergen.

  • 13.02.2013 14:59
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    How Does Language Use Influence Our Thoughts About Climate Change?

    This is the question Professor Kjersti Fløttum and her colleagues have set out to answer by bringing together a number of disciplines in the LINGCLIM project.

  • 06.07.2011 12:23 CLIMATE CHANGE
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    Arctic science goes tropical

    Climate change in Asia is the latest focus area for researchers at the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research.

  • 30.08.2012 09:09 Research funding
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    New malaria research project in Ethiopia

    Malaria remains a major public health problem worldwide. Researchers at CIH, the Bjerknes Climate Centre and in Ethiopia are collaborating to strengthen malaria research and now initiates a new project.

  • 20.1.2009 13:12
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    Welcome to the Micro World: Pollen – so small – so great

    The new, permanent exhibition "Pollen – so small – so great" at the Natural History Collections was opened to the public on Sunday 30 November. We invite you to peer into a fascinating micro world that is otherwise only visible through a microscope.

  • 08.12.2009 11:56 NEWS FROM HUBRO
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    The world as a workshop

    Steadily increasing emissions of greenhouse gases are compelling researchers to take a closer look at one of the last taboos left in science.

  • 29.08.2012 13:56 CLIMATE RESEARCH
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    The grand puzzle of climate research

    At the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, more than 100 climate scientists work to study the climate – past, present, and future. The centre celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2012.

  • 31.01.2011 21:42 NEWS FROM RCN
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    Professor Christoph Heinze on climate change panel (IPCC)

    18 Norwegian researchers have been selected to contribute to the preparation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s fifth assessment report.

  • 22.11.2012 12:42 ARCHAEOLOGY
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    Symbols in a cave

    Archaeological finds in South Africa shed new light on early human's abilities to adapt to climate change.

  • 10.02.2011 10:42
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    The importance of water

    Are we living in a century of floods or drought? In a time with radical changes in sea level? The Age of Uncertainty conference is about the relationship between water and social development.

  • 02.02.2011 22:32
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    Mixing of water in the Faroe Bank Channel

    Professor Ilker Fer is leading a new project who is granted more than 10 million NOK from the Research Council of Norway for research on the Gulf Stream.

  • 21.06.2011 14:02 CLIMATE CHANGE
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    Fleeing the water

    – Three hundred million people will become climate refugees by 2050. This will lead to political changes in Europe, thinks Atiq Rahman, director of the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies.