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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. 

 

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. 

 

Centre for deep sea research             Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research              SapienCE            ARCEx       iEarth                

      

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    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,...

    GEO ispPartner in new Centre
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    Centre for Sustainable Subsurface Resources (CSSR)

    The new centre is led by NORCE with UiB as a major partner, together with a range of international institutions, industry and technology providers.  Within UiB, GEO, Maths and Physics and Technology are the main departments involved in the centre.

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    A Moonshot in the Freezing Arctic Depths

    An interdisciplinary team from the University of Bergen, has taken a major step forward in deep sea exploration and sampling of Earth’s last truly remote and inaccessible seafloor environment – the extreme depths of the ice-covered Arctic Ocean. 

    New Director of the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research:
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    Kikki Kleiven is the new Bjerknes Centre director

    Kikki Kleiven follows Tore Furevik as the direcor of Bjernes Centre, and will lead 200 climate researchers the coming four years.

    Earth Model Award Winner
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    Alma Dzozlic Bradaric - Earth Model Award Winner 2020

    Alma Dzozlic Bradaric completed her master's degree at GEO in 2020. Now she has received the first prize: Earth Model Award Winner from Halliburton for her brilliantly executed master's project.

    Trond Mohn Foundation recruitment (TMS-scholarship)

    Willem van der Bilt is granted TMS-scholarship (2020-2025). Read more here.
    Steffen Leth Jørgensen is granted BFS-scholarship (2016-2021). Read more here.
    Andreas Born is granted BFS-scholarship (2016-2021). Read more here.
    Nele Meckler is granted BFS-scholarship (2015-2020). Read more here.
    Bjarte Hannisdal is granted BFS-scholarship (2013-2018). Read more here.
    Nicola McLoughlin is granted BFS-scholarship (2010-2015). Read more here.

    European Research Council (ERC) 

    Nele Meckler is awarded ERC Starting Grant from EU (2020-2025). Read more here.
    Nele Meckler is awarded ERC Starting Grant from EU (2015-2020). Read more here.
    Eystein Jansen and Kerim Hestnes Nisancioglu is awarded ERC Synergi Grant (2014-2019). Read more here.