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The sediment facilities of Earth Surface Sediment Laboratory (EARTHLAB) offer state-of-the-art instrumentation for the analysis of sediments. Infrastructure includes a wide range of instruments, enabling e.g. non-destructive ultra-high-resolution scanning as well as high-precision discrete sampling of sediments. Research in EARTHLAB is geared towards paleoclimatology, environmental change and geohazards, mostly sampling lacustrine and marine cores as well as terrestrial sediment sections.

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Prehistoric megafloods smaller than assumed

Mighty floods have carved out deep canyons on Earth. New research suggests this may have required less power than previously thought. Collecting such data, however, may be demanding.

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Climate changed abruptly as the Nordic Seas turned rapidly from a white to a blue ocean

Widespread sea ice decline happened within 250 years or less and unleashed abrupt climate change during the last glacial period, a new study shows. This documents that the cause for the rapidity and severity of abrupt changes during the last glacial resides in the ocean. Henrik Sadatzki writes about...

Moss fossils on Svalbard
Our field vessel (Arctica II), docked near the study site

Ice-free conditions on Spitsbergen during the Last Glacial Maximum

During the coldest years of the last ice-age the ice cap reached the British Isles and Polen. New research has revealed that an ice-free green spot existed further north - on a penisula close to Spitsbergen.

ERC Consolidator Grant
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Four UiB researchers receive top European grants

Elisabeth Ivarsflaten, Nele Meckler, Ragnhild Muriaas, and Inga Berre have been awarded the prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant.