Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research

Sunset on a Greenland fjord

The Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (BCCR) is the largest climate research centre in the Nordic countries and among the leading centres in Europe. The centre has an international profile with leading expertise within climate understanding, climate modeling and scenarios for future climate changes and quantification of climate changes.

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BCCR offers excellent opportunities for research, with a main focus on northern Europe and the polar regions, and is a key provider of first-rate knowledge on climate change to policy makers, industry, and the general public.

“BCCR has produced outstanding research results and is on the forefront of development in their field. The evaluation remarks that the centre is on the way to become one of the leading centers worldwide and has an excellent reputation at the national and international levels. The cooperation among various disciplines is considered as exemplary” (CoE evaluation).

Melting icebergs in the Arctic.

The Arctic is getting wetter

In the last few winters, the airport in Longyearbyen in Svalbard was often closed because of rain. One of the major issues climate researchers deal with is how precipitation changes as the temperatures are rising all over the Arctic.

Marine Research
Kjetil Våge

Fulbright awards Arctic Chair to UiB marine scientist

Kjetil Våge has been awarded the Fulbright Arctic Chair. The marine scientist is to visit the renowned Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for four months.

PhD candidates from the ResClim research school at Finse in Norway.

New climate research school at UiB

A new research school in the geosciences will assemble scholars from several Norwegian educational institutions. The Research Council of Norway supports the school with funding of close to 20 million Norwegian kroner.

Climate research
John og Hilary Birks in their garden in Bergen in 2002.

A world of pollen and numbers

John Birks turned 70 in January. In March colleagues from Bergen and abroad honoured him with an anniversary seminar "At the Frontiers of Paleoecology".

The Ilulissat ice fjord in west Greenland, used to accompany article on the announcement of the ERC Consolidator Grant to Professor Noel Keenlyside.

More ERC award glory for UiB climate researchers

Professor Noel Keenlyside has been awarded a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). He is the first University of Bergen researcher to be awarded this prestigious grant.

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  • The Bjerknes Centre has more authors in the last IPCC report than any other Nordic research institution, and is one of four European centres that delivered climate scenarios to the report.
  • BCCR coordinates the Norwegian activities for developing climate models/earth system models in advance of the next IPCC report.
  • After five years as a national Centre of Excellence (CoE) the BCCR has been though a midway evaluation by an international committee, on behalf of the Research Council of Norway. The overall grading of achievements from the committee was “exceptionally good”: