Department of Earth Science

Researchgroups at Department of Earth Science (GEO)

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; Geodynamics, Basin and Reservoir studies, Geochemistry & Geobiology, and Quaternary Earth Systems.


Research group leaders:

Quaternary Earth SystemsJostein Bakke, Deputy: Berit O.B. Hjelstuen

Geochemistry & GeobiologySteffen Leth Jørgensen, Deputy: Eoghan Reeves

Basin and Reservoir StudiesAtle Rotevatn, Deputy: Isabelle Lecomte

GeodynamicsRitske Huismans, Deputy: Kuvvet Atakan


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The department of Earth Science is partner in:



We participate in the following:

  • FME (Centre for Environment-Friendly Energy Research)
  • CGER (Norwegian Centre for Geothermal Energy Research)