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Successfull Geopartner seminar

GEO wish to further improve and develop the link to main collaboration partners.

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For many years, Department of Earth Science (GEO), University of Bergen, has been one of the main institutions in Norway for research and education in geoscience. The department is constantly providing  candidates to industry, public- and research institutions both in Norway and abroad.

To further improve the link between GEO and the main collaboration partners, the department each year invites representatives from both industry, public institutions and other relavant organizations to this seminar. Here they are specially introduced to the main activities at GEO and highlights from our research, and can listen to interesting talks of representatives from other relevant institutions.

This year about 40 people from 20 organizations partizipated. The theme of the seminar was energy, polar research and geohazards.

Several invited guests gave interesting talks:

Special Adviser Ingrid Anne Muntz, the Research Council of Norway, Division for Energy, Resources and the Environment presented the Research Council's focus on petroleum research and the new PETROMAKS2 program.

Exploration Director Sissel Eriksen, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate gave a talk about the Status of NPDs activities in the Barents sea area, and the importance of close collaboration with academia.

In his presentation, technical director Farrokh Nadim, Natural Hazards, The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), talked about natural hazard in a changing climate: What are the challenges?

GEO scientists then presented research highlights relevant to the main theme of the seminar, demonstrating both the range, quality and strenght of the department research projects.

Department head, Gunn Mangerud, was very pleased with the good participation.

- This shows that the networks of the GEO scientists are both very large and of great importance. At the same time we do not want this seminar to be too big. For us it is important to be able to talk to and get to know everyone who comes and keep building networks aimed at both research collaboration and recruitment and education of new talents.