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CCBIO Seminar – Eystein Jansen

Welcome to a CCBIO Seminar with Eystein Jansen, UIB, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research. Webinar in Zoom, open to all.

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CCBIO has a monthly research seminar where invited guests and international or national speakers focus on current research topics and updates. In the last seminar of the year, we traditionally look at our research from a slightly different perspective. Perhaps there are somethings to learn from the strategic choices and challenges of another field?

Speaker: Eystein Jansen, UIB, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research.

Host: Lars A. Akslen.

Time: December 16 at 14.30

Place: Digital event in a Zoom webinar. Link to join Webinar as audience: https://uib.zoom.us/j/61399295455?pwd=a3BHR2VBQUxjOFdLckRZbHpyL3I2UT09

If asked for a passcode, use this: 9ZEzecdq

Title: "Climate Research in Bergen - Strategic choices and challenges that paved the way"

Short bio: Professor in paleoclimatology, UiB, Academic Director Academia Europaea Bergen Knowledge Hub, Vice Director SapienCE Centre of Excellence, Member of the ERC Scientific Council. 
Research field: Climate change and climate dynamics. Past climate changes and role of the ocean in the climate system. 
Main achievements: Founding Director of the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Coordinating Lead Author/Lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 4th and 5th Assesment report. 
Motivation: Climate change is a key challenge for humanity with long-term impacts on all aspects of society and with potential negative ramifications on sustainability, ecosystems, economies, global health, peace and stability. After this challenge started to be recognised in the 1990-ies, Bergen has become an internationally recknowned centre for climate research. What is the current status for climate change and our efforts to mitigate them, and what were the factors behind the strong build-up of climate research here in Bergen? 

Abstract: Through the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen has become an international powerhouse for research on the climate system and the centre has within its 20 year history grown from 40 to 250 people. How did this development come about? What strategic decisions were behind this development and how has the Centre navigated in a field of mixed science and politics? What are the research challenges ahead and what is the status for our climate after the recent Glasgow climate summit?

Zoom practicalities:

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