Department of Earth Science

News archive for Department of Earth Science

The final details are being organized for this summer’s research cruises.
Christine Euler defended her PhD-thesis 18. June 2010, at the Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen
Studies of the earliest life forms on Earth can provide insights into how to look for traces of possible life on Mars.
The Centre for Geobiology will organize a Raman-spectroscopy short-course June 2010.
On Friday 7. May Vibeke Bruvoll defended her PhD-thesis at the Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen
This is the abstract of a seminar given by Nicola McLoughlin, during a month-long stay in South Africa at AEON September 2009.
If 2008 was the year of discovery – then for us 2009 has been a year of development.
Centre for Geobiology leader, Rolf Birger Pedersen, is participating in a research cruise out of the University of Southampton.
Understanding the vast and complex microbial world around us is a difficult and complex process – we cannot see most of it!! However, thanks to better visualising tools and advances in molecular technology we are learning more – or coming to understand how little we know!
The number of MSc-students experiences an all-time high this semester.
Siv Hjorth Dundas er tilknyttet Teknisk faggruppe, lab, og Senter for Geobiologi. Hennes hovedansvarsområde er driften av ICPlaboratoriet.
It is not uncommon in Earth and environmental sciences that we need to study chemical and isotopic composition of solid samples on sub-microscopic scale. This is because many minerals and biological samples are heterogeneous and it is those variations on small scale that provide the most valuable information about the sample’s formation and history. For this reason, geologists have often been the... Read more
The Bergen Geoanalytical Facility - BGF (formerly CEIA) was established around several existing geoanalytical techniques at the University of Bergen and it was officially opened on 29th September 2005.
The seismograph station installed by The Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen in Juba, Sudan early in 2009 is now collecting valuable information on local earthquakes in an area where the largest earthquake in Africa occurred in the junction between the Aswa shear zone and the East African Rift.
Friday 15. January 2010 Rannveig Øvrevik Skoglund defended her PhD-thesis at Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen
(from Geoviten-ekstern 18.12.2009) The department has recently installed a new Raman spectrometer at the Bergen Geoanalytical Facility on the second floor in Realfagbygget.
(from Geoviten-ekstern 18.12.2009) Our planet is a work of life. Biological and geological processes have been inextricably linked since life first emerged on Earth. Learning more about when and where life first evolved is central to understanding how geobiological systems have shaped our planet. The answers to these questions are preserved in sparse and fragmentary early Archean rocks that... Read more