Research at GEO takes place in 5 research groups:
- Quaternary geology and paleoclimate
- Marine geology and geophysics
- Petroleum geoscience
Department of earth science is partner in:
Centre of Excellence (SFF) i Geobiology (http://www.uib.no/geobio/en)
Centre for Climadynamikk (http://skd.bccr.no/)
Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (http://www.bjerknes.uib.no/)
Centre for Integrated Petroleum Research (http://www.uib.no/cipr)
Welcome to the Department of Earth Science
GEO embodies research and research based education - within central geological and geophysical diciplines, specifically marine geoscience, petroleum, climate and earth quake-seismology. The research is conducted on land and sea all over the globe.
The department has more than 110 research positions and 32 technical/administrative positions. Our employees are from more than 30 different countries.
What will happen to the Greenland Ice Sheet if the Arctic sea ice covers disappears?
High performance computing - as essential a tool for the earth sciences as the weather balloon and the rock hammer.
How often do students insist on returning to the U at night to extend their working day?
A new Nature Geoscience article sheds light on what happens deep down in the Earth’s crust where earthquakes initiate.
In mid-September the first annual workshop in the newly started GLANAM-project was held at Holmavatn, Jæren. The workshop had 35 participants from the co-operating institutions.
I completed my master’s degree in Quaternary geology and paleoclimate writing a thesis on climatic developments on the Hardangervidda mountain plateau during the Holocene. The thesis became part of an ongoing research project. The fact that your studies at master’s level often result in publication, I believe, is telling about the quality of education in this field. Quaternary and paleoclimate studies are particularly prominent at the University in Bergen compared to most other universities.
- Odd Are Jensen
- GLANAM - a major European project that is to be coordinated by GEO, UiB
- How does the Earth’s oceanic crust form? (10.12.2013)
- ERC-grant to Arctic sea ice and Greenland ice sheet research (10.12.2013)
- Bergen Research Foundation scholarship awarded to Bjarte Hannisdal (03.12.2013)
- French vessel Pourquois pas? Cruises the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (02.12.2013)