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The Deep Sea - Earth's last frontier

The deep sea has been a mysterious place for the longest time, but we have made it our mission to reveal the unknown!

We are not only scientists - we are explorers.

The Centre for Deep Sea Research was established in 2021 as a result of a generous contribution from the Trond Mohn Foundation. The center carries on the competences from the former Center for Geobiology (2007-2017) and K. G. Jebsen Center for Deep Sea Research (2017-2021). The centre aims at being a leading international institution and pioneer of deep ocean research. Our research activities focus on the coupling between geological and biological processes in volcanic, hydrothermal and sedimentary environments in the deep sea. As well, we investigate biological diversity in these environments, and actively participate in the discovery of new mineral and biological ressources in the deep seas. The center is constituted of researchers from a broad range of disciplines working tightly together to understand the complex deep sea environments and reach our objectives.

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black smoker

Millions for Eco-Safe Ridge Mining Project

A competence building project coordinated by the University of Bergen will investigate if deep-sea mining on the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge can take place sustainably, avoiding serious harm to the environment. The project will run for three years with a total budget of approximately 18 million NOK,...

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Aurora

A Moonshot in the Freezing Arctic Depths

Members of the Center have been onboard the Kronprins Håkon for an expedition to the Aurora vent field under the arctic ice.

Project
DeepSeaQuence

DeepSeaQuence

Runar Stokke, researcher at the Center for Deep Sea Research, is now leading an international project that will aim at investigating the genetic diversity of microbial communities in the hydrothermal systems of the Arctic Mid-Ocean ridge.

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green lab

Time to get green!

The geomicrobiology laboratory starts the "My green lab" certification.

Visiting student
Renee Hageman

Welcome Renee Hageman!

The Center for Deep Sea Research welcomes a guest student from the University of Utrecht.