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Department of Earth Science

Ta bachelor i geovitenskap

Department of Earth Science (GEO)'s overall goal is to develop new knowledge of the Earth's structure, formation history and the driving forces for its dynamic behavior. 

Apply for the 3-year Bachelor's programme in Earth Science by April 15th

The research activities at the department of Earth Science (GEO) are concentrated in thematic groups; Geophysics, Geodynamics and Basin Studies, Geochemistry & Geobiology, and Quaternary Geology and Paleoclimate.

Education: The Department of Earth Science offers education in several fields within the earth sciences, offering programs from 2 to 8 years duration. 

 

K.G.Jebsen-centre for deep sea research             Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research              SapienCE            ARCEx

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    Climate change
    Havis

    Abrupt warming caused ice collapse and sea level rise

    Near the end of the last ice age, the global sea level rose 12–14 meters in less than 350 years. Most of the meltwater has been thought to have come from North America and Antarctica. A new study shows that the ice over coastal Norway and the Barents Sea may have contributed almost as much.

    News
    EIS ice sheet extent

    New publication in Nature Geoscience

    Last month Andreas Beinlich had a publication in Nature Geoscience, and this month we are happy to announce that a new publication from Jebsen Centre researchers is out in Nature Geoscience: Today Jo Brendryen, Bjarte Hannisdal, and Kristian Agasøster Haaga published “Eurasian Ice Sheet collapse was...

    New publication in Nature Geoscience
    Andreas Beinlich explaining geology of an outcrop to student

    New publication in Nature Geoscience

    Andreas Beinlich, the latest addition to the K.G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research, has published an article in Nature Geoscience, titled "Instantaneous rock transformations in the deep crust driven by reactive fluid flow".

    New publication in Elements
    Hydrothermal fluid sampling

    New publication in Elements

    Want to learn about how methane and organic compounds form in Earth's lithosphere? Look no further!

    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.

    Trond Mohn Foundation recruitment (TMS-scholarship)

    Steffen Leth Jørgensen is granted BFS-scholarship in 2016. Read more here.

    Andreas Born is granted BFS-scholarship in 2016. Read more here.

    Nele Meckler is granted BFS-scholarship in 2015. Read more here.

    Bjarte Hannisdal is granted BFS-scholarship in 2013. Read more here.

    Nicola McLoughlin is granted BFS-scholarship in 2010. Read more here.

    European Research Council (ERC) 

    Nele Meckler is awarded ERC Starting Grant from EU in 2015. Read more here.

    Eystein Jansen and Kerim Hestnes Nisancioglu is awarded ERC Synergi Grant (2014-2019). Read more here.