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Researchers demonstrate how we can make use of pores to solve some of the greatest challenges before us – such as the global climate crisis.
Researchers from the Department of Earth Science of the University of Bergen explain in a paper published in Nature Communications how exhumed mantle domes form at magma-poor continental margins and at ultra-slow mid-oceanic spreading systems controlled by frictional shear zones.
A recent article from Tor Einar Møller on exploring how microbes can shed light on ancient climate conditions has been featured on a SCIPOD episode.
Tor Einar Møller successfully defended his PhD on Friday.
Raman spectroscopy of zircon allows distinction between truly inherited zircon and those that may be introduced through sample processing.
When did Earth change from a water world into a planet with continents rising above sea level? Together with researchers from The Netherlands and Germany, associate professor Desiree Roerdink from the Department of Earth Science and Centre for Deep Sea Research has found that land appeared very early in Earth’s history – up to one billion years earlier than we previously thought.
When did Earth change from a water world into a planet with continents rising above sea level?  Together with researchers from The Netherlands and Germany, associate professor Desiree Roerdink from the Department of Earth Science and Centre for Deep Sea Research has found that land appeared very early in Earth’s history – up to one billion years earlier than we previously thought. 
Professor emeritus Yngve Kristoffersen, who is part of the adventurous research trio in the Arctic Ocean, has published new findings from the expeditions by hovercraft. They have found direct indications of prospective source rocks for hydrocarbons along the Arctic Lomonosov ridge.
This week, former GEO PhD student and PostDoc, Dr. Zhiyuan (‘Keny’) Ge (now at the China University of Petroleum in Beijing), published with GEO co-authors Nemec and Gawthorpe a paper in Science Advances.
Recently, two new EU Horizon Europe (the new EU research and innovation program) project proposals, Geo-INQUIRE and Skills4EOSC, were awarded by the European Commission.  EPOS (European Plate Observing System) group at the Department of Earth Science, UiB, have been strongly involved in the preparations of these two proposals and will actively participate in both projects in the coming years. 
Albina Gilmullina (PhD UiB Geo 2021 with Christian Haug Eide as main supervisor leader) was yesterday awarded the "Harold Reading Medal" from the British Sedimentological Research Group. It is awarded to the person who has submitted " best publication arising directly from a PhD project in the field of sedimentology and stratigraphy during the previous year". Out of ten nominees mostly from the... Read more
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.
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, where more than 13 million are granted by the Research Council of Norway.
Members of the Center have been onboard the Kronprins Håkon for an expedition to the Aurora vent field under the arctic ice.
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. 
Old volcano at the Vøring Plateau was named Eldhø. The name was chosen to honor the extensive pioneer research that Professor Emeritus Olav Eldholm has carried out on volcanism and plate tectonics in this part of the Norwegian Sea since the 1960s.

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