Facility for advanced isotopic research and monitoring of weather, climate and biogeochemical cycling (FARLAB)

FARLAB is Norway’s national light stable isotope facility, run by the GEO and GFI departments at the University of Bergen.

At FARLAB we employ the latest analytical tools, including flight, field, seagoing and laboratory based instrumentation, to measure isotopes of e.g. H, C, N, O, S as well as isotope clumping in carbonates.  Using these instruments, together with ongoing efforts to develop and refine methods and improve calibration and international standardization, FARLAB aims to foster important breakthroughs in Earth System understanding. By analyzing isotopes of e.g. atmospheric water, carbonates, seawater and its dissolved carbon, biological materials, among others, FARLAB addresses cardinal problems in climate, weather, biogeochemistry, and earth science related fields. The applications are not limited to these fields and, due to its critical mass of expertise and equipment, FARLAB is highly flexible and can develop tailored analyses to Norwegian and international researchers. Another key mission of FARLAB is to act as a national hub for training. We work to foster the exchange on state-of-the-art analytical expertise across Norway. Contact us about support for visiting researcher and training opportunities.


Introduction video to stable water isotopes