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Last week, four members of the Centre for Deep Sea Research led a field excursion for the GEOV-109 Introduction to Geochemistry course at a former pyrite mine in Sunnhordland Geopark.
A lot is happening next week in Bergen, with among other the One Ocean week and the Ocean outlook events. Several members of the Centre for Deep Sea Research are involved in various events.
The Geomicrobiology Laboratory at UiB becomes the first public laboratory in Norway to receive the environmental certification from My Green Lab. The work on the certification has been done with support from the UiB Climate Fund.
Here are the candidates running for the election to the GEO department board
Are inactive hydrothermal area really inactive? Maybe not... At least not microbiologically.
A new microbiology study points to highly active microorganisms living on ‘dead’ chimneys long after fluid flow has ceased to supply them with traditional chemical fuels. The findings have important implications for understanding inactive hydrothermal vents of commercial interest for deep-sea mining.
Professor emeritus Jan Mangerud has made outstanding research contributions in Quaternary geology during his career spanning more than 60 years . Throughout his research career, he has shown a unique ability to drive the subject forward, to adopt new methods and non traditional approaches, and to inspire students and colleagues both nationally and internationally.
Thursday 30. November 2023 Hannah Elizabeth Petrie defended her thesis: An integrated geological characterization of marine ground conditions in the North Sea
A comprehensive UAV Data Utilization Workshop Successfully Empowers Trainers in Agriculture and Environmental Monitoring in Ghana, Africa.
On 28 November the annual Seismology Seminar took place in Litteraturhuset.
PhD candidate Kui Xiang successfully defended his thesis entitled 'Scattering approaches to modelling and inversion of acoustic and elastic waveform data' on 16 November.
PhD student Kui Xiang gave an interesting trial lecture on artificial learning and seismic modeling and inversion.
Martin Kjenes had on 14. November his trial lecture "On the interplay between magmatism and earthquakes". Martin will defend his PhD thesis next week, on Friday 24. November.
A recent study demonstrates how dripstones can be crucial for reconstructing past climates. The new approach can provide a detailed picture of the climate around early human occupations in South Africa.
School/GEOV336 in the Lyngen Alps in Northern Norway
New high-resolution investigation of submarine canyon and basins floor sedimentary processes in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece.
What did the surface of Earth look like more than three billion years ago? What kinds of microbes lived there and when did they start producing oxygen? And what was the temperature and composition of the ancient oceans and atmosphere? Big questions like these is what drew a group of 41 scientists to sunny Berlin last week, including our Associate professor Desiree Roerdink.
Underneath the ocean floor, thrives a vast biosphere which activity profoundly impacting our global environment; from the air that we breathe, to the balance of the global carbon budget. The functioning of this biosphere is what the new director at the Centre for Deep Sea Research at UiB, Steffen Leth Jørgensen, seeks to understand.

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