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Principal investigator Kerry Ryan Chance of the Habitable Air project spoke at the 2024 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) at the United Nations in New York on the urgent issue of air pollution and how this impacts on climate change and public health.
The Norway-Pacific Ocean-Climate (N-POC) Scholarship Programme is unique both in its content and scope. Both for its clear science-policy objectives and the way it’s been shaped as a truly joint doctoral programme.
The Norway-Pacific Ocean-Climate (N-POC) Scholarship Programme was an active ingredient at the 2024 Bergen Summer Research School, bridging ideas of scientific knowledge and traditional knowledge on the ocean-climate nexus during two hectic weeks in Bergen.
Researchers at UiB are doing comprehensive research on the unequal distributions of air pollution. Young children, people who are already sick, and elderly people are the most affected.
The introduction of new automated technologies promises to help improve the sustainability of the maritime industry, yet this trend is also likely to affect the numbers of people employed at sea and change the nature of their role. EU-Research spoke to our own Professor Cecilie Vindal Ødegaard about her work in looking at the impact of automation on the maritime industry and its workforce.
🌍 At a time when the energy debate focuses mainly on economic and geopolitical aspects, we want to bring attention to other fundamental dimensions: the human and social.
Capitalism is not just an economy, it is a type of society, according to professor in social anthropology, Don Kalb. For the past few years, he and his team have tried, through field work and research, to understand what is happening to people and communities in areas that have recently become capitalist.
In mid-September 2023, the innovative Urban Enclaving Futures project convened its third workshop entitled, “Urban Trajectories: Comparing Integration, Enclaving and Development in Africa and China” in Shanghai. While the UEF project focuses on processes related to housing, enclaving, and urbanization in the African cities of Accra, Maputo and Johannesburg, the intention of this workshop was to... Read more
At this years Bergen Anthropology Day (BAD) hosted by department of Social Anthropology and CMI to present some of the current research being done by Bergen-based anthropologists, Will Dawley and Fartein Hauan Nilsen took part and shared some of the insights form their research on Cryonics and AI.
ENMARINE hosted its kick-off conference in Bergen on October 26-27, 2023, entitled Women and the Sea: Setting the Research Agenda
This October the project gathered ten scholars in Bergen for a workshop on death and kinship in the age of technoscience. The three-day workshop was filled with good conversations and discussions, acadmic and non-adaemic over conference tables, dinner tables, and in the sauna surrounded by serene views at Solstand hotel.
The Habitable Air project introduces a new pilot study to identify, monitor, and measure community-level emissions. The pilot study, led by Dr. Kerry Chance, will employ air quality sensors placed in key household and institutional sites.
Are you working on a PhD thematically oriented towards environmental sustainability, environmental justice, ocean studies or marine economies?
(versão em português abaixo) Se invita a investigadores académicos a presentar una propuesta para una presentación académica para la conferencia de lanzamiento de ENMARINE, que tendrá lugar en Bergen los días 26 y 27 de octubre de 2023. Es la primera de un total de tres conferencias organizadas como parte del proyecto “Sostenibilidad ambiental, economías marinas y desigualdades socioeconómicas de... Read more
There is a vacancy for a permanent position as associate professor in Anthropology at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen.
This week, more than 70 PhD students from all over the world assemble in Bergen for the annual Bergen Summer Research Schools—for the first time since the pandemic.
Read the latest updates on the OceanStates front in our research blog.

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